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14 Adorable Facts About Shiba Inu

They will quickly win your heart!

#1 Their name means “brushwood dog”

#2 It’s believed that the name is from their tendency to run through brush

#3 They were bred to be versatile hunters

#4 They also have dense undercoats, which allow them to withstand cold temperatures

#5 The Shiba Inu has been identified as a basal breed that predates the emergence of the modern breeds in the 19th Century.

#6 The Shiba is the smallest of the six original Japanese dogs