Monday, May 6, 2013

Shiba Inu Plush

Shiba Inu Plush
The best looking Shiba Inu plush toys that I've seen around on the internet are the ones made by KOSEN (Made in Germany).  These Shiba Inu plush toys are extremely soft and the most realistic out of all the other Shiba Inu plush toys out there...  I am not affiliated with this company, nor do I work with them - I'm just a fan of these plush toys because it looks the most realistic compared to other plush toys.  Some Shiba Inu plush toys have abnormally large round heads, which can sometimes look cute or might just start looking like the Pomeranian "Boo" dog.  Although, I personally like both types of plush toys.  The most realistic plush toys are more for show and the more cartoony ones are more playful looking.

Also, remember to NOT leave your Shiba Inu plush toys around your real Shiba Inu; otherwise, they'll attack them thinking it's their toy!

Anyways, depending on which plush toy you prefer to get, usually the Japanese Shiba Inu plush toys are more rounder and cuter than the other kinds of Shiba Inu plush toys in general.

I'll show you what I mean, for example:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Shiba Inu Stuffed Animal

Shiba Inu Stuffed Toys
I've tried to balance Shiba Inu stuffed animals on top of my Shiba Inu.  They can balance anything on their heads.  Anyways, I have over 20 Shiba Inu stuffed animal toys in my collection and still looking for the cutest plush toys from Japan.  I swear, Japan has the best Shiba Inu stuff you can find.  Plus, Shiba Inus originated from Japan - I figure they have everything Shiba Inu.

Here are some of the things I have gotten over the years!

This Shiba Inu stuffed animal looks like a loaf of bread! Hehehe^ - ^

Shiba Inu Books

Shiba Inu Books 
If you've gone to the book store recently, you'll find that there are hardly any Shiba Inu books.  You'll have to get it online because it is hard to get.  I usually get Shiba Inu books and magazines online (usually Japanese).  The Japanese books and magazines just have better quality pictures than US books in general and are much cuter in my opinion.

And just letting you know that Japanese magazines costs twice as much as US magazines, but they are so worth it.  Even if you get a couple magazines or Shiba Inu books, the Japanese ones are so much better.

This Shiba Inu magazine is very popular in Japan.

Shiba Inu Ornament

Shiba Inu Ornament
If you're anything like me, then you like to buy anything and everything Shiba Inu.  I like to collect little plush Shiba Inu figurines or Shiba Inu Ornament just to surround myself in Shiba Inu cuteness.  My favorite items are the ones from Japan or some handmade items from Etsy.

If you shop around on the internet, you can find really cute Shiba Inu stuff from online.  The Shiba Inu products I get are either made in Japan or China.  It takes a bit of searching on your part because there aren't a lot of things you can buy at a local store.  You just have to find the best thing online, there's hundreds of Shiba Inu ornaments related items to choose from keychains, stuffed animals, figurines, t-shirts, books, etc.  I posted some of the items that I got from Amazon and Etsy.

2013 Shiba Inu Calendar

2013 Shiba Inu Calendar
Did you get your 2013 Shiba Inu Calendar this year?  Well, you should - I got mine already from Amazon on February and I get to see different types of Shiba Inus every month since I like to hang pictures of Shiba Inus on my wall.  

I used to print pictures of Shiba Inus on my printer but my printer doesn't print out quality pictures of Shiba Inus.  But the if you get this year's calendar, its like your getting 12 glossy posters of Shiba Inus on your wall.  And I figured that it was cheaper for me to buy a calendar than one big poster (usually from Japan for really cute pictures!)  So, don't forget to buy your 2013 Shiba Inu Calendar, its not to late in the year and plus you get a dozen posters of your favorite Shiba Inu dog. 

The most beautiful dog breed ever!

Shiba Inu Socks!

Shiba Inu Socks
Have you ever tried to make your Shiba Inu dog wear socks?  Well, you should because it's the most hilarious thing ever.  Slip on a pair of socks on your Shiba Inu and see what they do.  I guarantee you that they wouldn't know what to do with themselves and they will act all goofy.  And it's not like they can take off their socks - so even better!

You can get Shiba Inu Socks from Amazon for real cheap if you like to match with your Shiba Inu in the same Shiba Inu pairs of socks!  Its the cutest thing ever.

Be cool and get yourself a pair of Shiba Inu socks.  And don't forget to try it on your Shiba Inu and laugh your socks off!

Shiba Inu Scream

Shiba Inu Scream Off!
Shiba Inu dogs can be a bit of a yapper, but they are also known to be very quite at times.  But when they do make a point to be loud, they don't really bark like a normal dog but rather yelp in a hi-pitch.  They don't have deep vocal chords and they don't use it that often.  Shiba Inus would rather sit and lounge around the apartment or keep to itself in a peaceful corner.  However, don't try to intentionally provoke the Shiba Inu or they will make a ruckus!

In this video example, these Shiba Inu puppies had a scream off which was encouraged by the owners as a joke.

Video of Dog Rejecting Owner’s Affection Goes Viral

Mari-kun Dog Video Gone Viral This Week

This week on Yahoo News, Mari-kun the Shiba Inu dog became a viral video overnight.  The video portrays the dog Mari-kun as less-than-affectionate to his owner from Japan. And everyone watching it thinks that this is pretty funny usual behavior.  But actually, Shiba Inus are known to be the least affectionate compared to most all other dog breeds in the world.  So, people who do not know about the Shiba Inu just think that its just this one particular dog being stand-offish towards his owner while it has been known that all Shibas really do act this way.

The Japanese dog owner of Mari-kun is just hilarious to watch and will do anything to get a little love and affection from his furry companion. But Mari-kun dog will not give in - not one paw!  Watch to see the adorable Mari-kun dog!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shiba Inu Rescue California

If you are someone who is looking to adopt or find a Shiba Inu Rescue Los Angeles, there are many Shiba Inus out here who are just waiting for a loving and compassionate person to take them home. If you are not in the Los Angeles area, you can find a Shiba Inu rescue California in the links below.

Adopting or rescuing a Shiba Inu can be a life-changing and rewarding experience.  Shiba Inus that are in need of rescuing are usually in bad shape, who have been abandoned, abused, mistreated, starved to death, or uncared for is completely unjust and is outright animal cruelty!  No one or animal should be treated in such a way, but sadly there are people who don't have a heart.  But you can make a difference and change a dog's life by visiting your local dog shelter or shiba inu rescue if you do live in California.  Plus, this way you save not only a Shiba Inus life, but you also save money from your wallet.  It's a Win-Win!  Here are a few legitimate rescue websites specifically for Shiba Inus:

Friday, March 29, 2013

How Much is a Shiba Inu Price Tag?

Shiba Inu Price
Shiba Inus can cost anywhere from $500-$1,500+. You can check out the following links for price ranges if you're looking to buy your new Shiba Inu!

If you are looking for an AKC registered dog with good pedigree, expect to pay over $1,000 easily. Make sure you do your research on breeders and price range regarding initial vaccination shots, maintenance costs e.g. veterinarian bills, toys, dog food, training sessions, grooming supplies, etc.
Watch the movie "Hachi: A Dog's Tale"
about a Akita Inu dog (breed closely related with the Shiba Inu!)
If you are a previous Shiba Inu owner and are looking to find a rescue, here's some of a few links to search:

Shiba Inu Traits, Characteristics and Personality

Shiba Inu tends to be good with kids but not newborn babies. This is because they are domineering and headstrong that need to be around with experienced dog owners. Shiba Inu should be kept on the leash at all times (especially if they haven't already been neutered). In some states, it may be mandatory or law that you keep your dog on a leash at all times, so check if your state requires you to keep your dog on the leash. Also, Shiba Inus get separation anxiety, toy/food possessiveness, and are prone to dog aggression. This can be avoided and minimized if the Shiba Inu is given daily exercise and mental stimulation.

The Shiba Inu possess small pointed ears, compact body, red-lush fur, and curly tail. The Shiba Inu is quick and light on its feet. They are usually good-natured, bold, and are high-alert types. Shiba Inus have a double coat and need to be in a well-insulated area especially in the summertime. They have a course overcoat and a soft undercoat that does not need any hair cuts/monthly trimming (leave hair growing natural) but MUST brush out fur routinely.

Shiba Inu dogs have a "big dog" mentality, high-energy and expressive personality. They are extremely self-confident, independent, and intelligent breed. You must make sure to give your Shiba Inu enough daily exercise and activities; otherwise, it will become snappy and vocal when its not given proper mental stimulation. Shiba Inus are commonly compared to cats as they like to groom themselves and tend to do their own thing. However, Shiba Inus can just as well be good watch dogs and are very protective of their owner, their own toys/belongings and their own food.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Shiba Inu Shedding - How Much Do Shiba Inu's Shed?

Shiba Inu Shedding
Shiba Inu Shedding

How Much Do Shiba Inu's Shed?  Shiba Inu Shedding is an event.  

Yes, they shed a lot A LOT.  But no worries, you can vacuum their fur without any hassles.  It can be fun for you and a bonding experience for your Shiba Inu -- they will love you for it!  Shiba Inu dogs like being vacuumed so much and they are so well behaved that I think it actually relaxes them.  

Or you can use what most people use, and that is what they call the “FURminator”!

White Shiba Inu - Pure White Shibas!

White Shib Inu
White Shib Inu


White Shiba Inu

dogs are usually a rare find, but not impossible!  

You can research a Shiba Inu dog breeder that breeds White Shiba Inu dogs.  Some of the White Shiba Inu dogs can cream markings that are seen on the ears and undercoat.

White Shib Inu
White Shib Inu
White Shib Inu
So adorable baby white Shiba Inu!

Shiba Inu Husky Mix - The Coolest Dog Ever!

Shiba Inu Husk Mix
Shiba Inu Husk Mix

The Shiba Inu Husky Mix is a good mix since both are similar breeds.  Shiba Inu and Huskies both like to howl, have curly tails, and ears are both triangular shaped.  I see no real difference in the mix, especially if you mix the black & tan Shiba Inu with a Siberian Husky.  

The only difference from an original Shiba Inu and a Shiba Inu Husky mix would be that their fur would be a little coarser, the size/height would be bigger, their eyes would be blue, and it would be much more stronger!

Shiba Inu Husky Mix with blue eyes!

Shiba Inu Lab Mix - The Best Shiba Inu Ever!

Shiba Inu Lab Mix
Shiba Inu Lab Mix

The Shiba Inu Lab Mix breeds are even more rare than the white Shiba Inu.  Heck, I’ve seen a Shiba Inu Beagle mix and their ears are like the Beagles.  I’m sure you can mix a Shiba Inu with most breeds; however, their personality are most likely to change since they are mixed.  

The Shiba Inu Lab mix are usually made to make the Shiba Inu more affectionate, since they are not known to be.  Shiba Inu dogs are like cats and usually hate being in the water or taking baths.  So I think that the Shiba Inu Lab mix will most likely favor watersports, as all Labradors loves being in the water!