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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 Olathe?
A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Olathe is ranked the 29th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its number of pet-friendly hotels and a B+ for the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Olathe
Olathe and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and socialize with other dogs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Heritage Park Off-Leash Area, The Pet Ranch Private Dog Park, and Thomas S. Stoll Dog Park.
Olathe and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Mill Creek Streamway Park, Heritage Trail to Black Bob Park, and Shawnee Mission Park.
Life in Olathe with a dog
Olathe has a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area include The Other Place, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Culver’s, and Johnny’s BBQ Olathe.
Olathe has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Olathe, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. The city has the 9th highest number of pet-friendly hotels per capita in the country.
Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Candlewood Suites Olathe, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Best Western Plus Olathe Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Olathe
Olathe is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bulldogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.
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