As mentioned in the comparison with cats, Shiba Inu are terribly clean. They can spend a ridiculous amount of time grooming themselves in every possible way every day. Some owners even claim that their Shiba Inu are more picky about personal hygiene than themselves!
Besides the seasonal molt twice a year, the Shiba Inu also sheds frequently. According to the advice of the owners, the wool of these fluffs must be combed out every day - and there will be so much wool that you can make a second dog of the same kind out of it.