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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 Phoenix?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Phoenix is ranked as the 77th most pet-friendly city. The city is one of the best in the country when it comes to health and wellness for pets, ranking 19th in the country. The city is also ranked 40th for overall pet budget.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Phoenix as the 18th most pet-friendly city in the country. The study found Phoenix to have over 73 pet stores and vets per 10,000 establishments, one of the highest amounts in the country.
Dog parks in Phoenix
As a large city, there are plenty of dog parks in Phoenix, many of them allowing your pup to run off-leash. According to a study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), Phoenix has 12 dog parks, approximately 0.7 parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Paradise Valley Dog Park, Rose Mofford Sports Complex, Steele Indian School, and Esteban Dog Park.
Life in Phoenix with a dog
With over 175 dog-friendly restaurants, Phoenix is a great city to grab a bite with your furry friends. Some of Phoenix's most popular pet-friendly restaurants include OHSO Brewery Paradise Valley, FEZ, Aunt Chilada’s, and Keegan’s.
Phoenix is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores, as well as 11 dog-friendly shopping centers.
If you have family or friends visiting Phoenix, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their companions won’t need to stay behind. Many of these hotels won’t even charge for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Phoenix are Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, Sheraton Crescent Hotel, and FOUND:RE Phoenix.
Popular breeds in Phoenix
Arizona is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Cavalier Kings, Rottweilers, and Boxers.
In Phoenix, the most popular breeds are similar. They include Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Boxers, Dachshunds, Poodles, and Shih Tzus.
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