17 Historical Facts About Shiba Inu Dogs You Might Not Know

#4 Being a close relative of the Akita Inu, the Shiba are characterized by their smaller size.

The relationship of the breeds is genetically confirmed.

#5 Until the middle of the 19th century, Japan was a closed country, and the Shiba Inu was bred only in this territory.

#6 After overcoming isolation, the dogs ended up in Asia and Europe, where dog handlers appreciated the sharp mind and excellent hunting qualities of animals.

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