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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu breeders in South AfricaShiba Inu

 

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today. Inu is the Japanese word for dog, but the origin of the prefix "Shiba" is less clear. The word shiba means "brushwood" in Japanese, and refers to a type of tree or shrub whose leaves turn red in the fall. This leads some to believe that the Shiba was named with this in mind, either because the dogs were used to hunt in wild shrubs, or because the most common color of the Shiba Inu is a red color similar to that of the shrubs. However, in an old Nagano dialect, the word shiba also had the meaning of "small", thus this might be a reference to the dog's diminutive stature. Therefore, the Shiba Inu is sometimes translated as "Little Brushwood Dog". Read more about Shiba Inu Breed here

 

See the list below for local Shiba Inu Breeders in South Africa.

Sibra

Sibra

Breeders of Shiba Inu's

Shiluan

Shiluan

Breeders of Shiba Inu's

Cathay

Cathay

Breeders of Shiba Inu's