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Shiba Inu Characteristics
The Shiba Inu was originally bred as a canine assistant in hunting birds and small game animals, along with the occasional wild boar. They’re the smallest of Japan's six native dog breeds, with the Akita Inu being the largest and the Kishu, Kai, Hokkaido, and Shikoku in the medium-sized group.
One of the smallest of the “Spitz” breeds, the Shiba Inu stands around 13-17 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 17-23 pounds. These dogs come with a black, white, or sesame-colored coat. They typically live between 12-16 years and can make great companions or great hunting dogs. They have a known temperament and a bit of an ego, so training and proper socialization is important in order to show the Shiba Inu who’s the top dog.
Shibas are usually adaptable, active, good-natured, clean, and quiet. They can also be aloof, independent, master escape artists, and somewhat stubborn. Their size makes them an adequate apartment or condo companion, but they have plenty of energy, so daily walks and/or playtime is a must.
The Shiba tends to be possessive. The Shiba Inu protects what he considers to be his, including toys, food, or territory. Proper socialization and training help keep this trait in check, but it's wise to put away any of his favorite toys and treats when other dogs or children are around, so he's less likely to act out and fight over them.
Many enthusiasts consider owning a Shiba Inu a bigger lifestyle change than owning other dog breeds. They require careful training and attention must be paid to their unique personalities, but the reward is having a loyal and caring companion unlike any other dog.
How dog-friendly is Atlanta?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Atlanta is ranked the 12th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a pet, ranking 25h overall for pet budget. Atlanta also ranks 11th for pet health and wellness, so it has everything you’ll need to raise a healthy dog.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Atlanta
Atlanta has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get his daily dose of exercise. Over a dozen of these parks are off-leash parks where your pooch can play without constraint. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Grant Park, Fetch Park, Renaissance Park, and Piedmont Dog Park.
Atlanta also has several hiking trails for you to take your dog on a trek. A couple spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Whitewater Creek Trail and Trolley Line Trail.
Life in Atlanta with a dog
Atlanta has over 140 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of new places to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Dakota Blue, Jo’s Grille, Highland Bakery, JCT Kitchen and Bar, and The Brass Trap.
In Atlanta, you can enjoy plenty of other dog-friendly establishments like pet shops, daycares, and groomers. Plus, every year there are several events to celebrate dogs and their owners. One of the most popular events is Bark At The Park, where you and your dog can watch an Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park. Another enjoyable occasion is the annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra outdoor, dog-friendly concert in Piedmont Park.
If you have friends or family visiting Atlanta, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include the Ellis Hotel, Hotel Clermont, and Kimpton Overland.
Popular dog breeds in Atlanta
Atlanta is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.
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