The Shiba Inu It is an ancient breed of Japanese dog. It is also known as Shiba or Shiba Ken. Shiba means "small" and "Inu» o «Ken» means «dog» in Japanese.
The Shiba It is the smallest of the six recognized Japanese dog breeds.
Historical representatives of the breed were much smaller and short-legged than current specimens. Mountain farmers kept them as farm dogs and to hunt small game and birds.. They could develop independently of other races and changed little. Towards the end of the 19th century the British brought their English Setters and Pointer. As a result, the Shiba Purebred became a rarity within a few decades. Almost a hundred years ago the breed was almost extinct. Around the year 1928 early breeders began to revive the breed and in 1934 established an official standard. Internationally, the FCI tells it in the Group 5 «Spitz-type dogs and primitive type" in the section 5 "Asian Spitz and related breeds".
Breeders list “Shiba Inu”
- Tsutsui Kennel – Segovia, Spain – Contact: email@example.com