Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is one of the most ancient dog breeds that is still in existence in the worldwide domestic dog breed population.

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Shiba Inu Characteristics

The Shiba Inu is one of the most ancient dog breeds that is still in existence in the worldwide domestic dog breed population. As part of the Spitz family, the Shiba Inu has a spirited personality, characterized by its stubbornness and possessiveness. These natural guard dogs and are territorial of their food, toys, and family. Despite this, they are known for making excellent family dogs and do well in homes with children but are not recommended for households with other pets. While they have a warm and loving temperament, they have a high prey drive and tend to chase small animals and show signs of aggression with other dogs.

Due to its love for a good chase, the Shiba Inu requires standard obedience and leash training. They are not recommended to be off-leash dogs and are best suited to homes with a fenced in yard.

The Shiba Inu needs ample exercise on a daily basis. They enjoy long walks, jogs, or even running alongside a bicycle.

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Shiba Inu Major Health Concerns

Though a generally healthy breed, the Shiba Inu is prone to certain health conditions, including food allergies, glaucoma, epilepsy, and various cancers.

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Shiba Inu Interesting Facts

The Shiba Inu can look much like its Spitz relatives, especially when in a mix. This breed shares a similar size, coat color, and other physical features with its Asian ancestors, the Chow Chow, and the Akita.

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Dog DNA Tests

We offer a range of DNA Tests for Dogs, please click on the links below or Contact Us for more information.

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Wisdom Panel Dog Breed DNA Test

The Wisdom Panel Test covers more than 350 breeds, types and varieties to determine your dog’s genetic ancestry with predicted weight profile and behaviour information. Click here to read more about the Wisdom Panel Dog DNA Test.

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Dog Allergy Test

Discover the allergens that may be affecting your pet with a Dog Allergy Test. Tests for allergens including foods, environmental factors, supplements & household products. Click here to read more about the Dog Allergy Testing Kit.

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Dog Paternity Test

Our Dog DNA Paternity Test is a quick and easy way to accurately determine the parentage of your canine. Fast, accurate and conclusive results. Click here to read more about our Dog Paternity Test.

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Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Test

Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Testing is a screening test for your dog to determine if it carries the genes associated with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). Click here to read more about the Degenerative Myelopathy Test Kit.

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Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) Test

Exercise Induced Collapse DNA Testing is a screening test for your dog to determine if it carries the gene associated with Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC). Click here to read more about Exercise Induced Collapse testing.

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-prcd) DNA Test

The PRA-prcd DNA Test is a screening test for your dog to determine if it carries the gene associated with Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-prcd). Click here to read more about PRCD-pra testing.

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Embark Dog DNA Test

Get to know your dog like never before with an Embark Dog DNA Test. Learn more about your pup’s Breed, Ancestry, Relatives, Health and more only with Embark. Click here to read more about the Embark Dog DNA Test.

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DNA My Dog Breed Test

The DNA My Dog Test identifies the breeds within your mixed-breed dog. You will receive a custom certificate and report detailing health concerns and personality traits for each breed found in their DNA. Click here to read more about the DNA My Dog Breed Test.

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Canine Breed Inheritance Infographic

Our Dog Breed Inheritance Chart explains how purebred and mixed breed puppies inherit DNA from their parents.