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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 Chandler?
A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Chandler is ranked the 81st most pet-friendly city. Chandler is regarded as a good place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 59th overall for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chandler
Chandler has plenty of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to a Trust For Public Land study, there are 1.5 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 31st highest in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Shawnee Park, Nozomi Park, Snedigar Sportsplex Dog Park, and Chuparosa Park.
Chandler and the surrounding area are home to several great trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore are Desert Breeze Park, Papago Park, and Shaw Butte Trail.
Life in Chandler with a dog
Chandler has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include OverEasy, BLD, Bahama Buck’s, San Tan Brewery, and The Casual Pint Ocotillo.
In Chandler, you’ll find a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Each year, there are also several pet-centered events like costume contests and swimming days to celebrate dogs and their owners. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for finding a place to live with your dog. A Zumper study ranked Chandler 23rd for pet-friendly rental listings.
If you have friends or family visiting Chandler, they too will have plenty of places where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly lodgings in the city are Sonesta Select, Drury Inn & Suites, and The Cays Resort.
Popular dog breeds in Chandler
Chandler is home to a big mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and Golden Retrievers. No matter what breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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