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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 Reno?
A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Reno is ranked the 65th most pet-friendly location. The city is a relatively affordable place to own a dog, ranking 49th overall in the pet budget category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Reno
Reno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Virginia Lake Dog Park, Whitaker Dog Park, Link Piazzo Dog Park, and Rancho San Rafael Regional Dog Park.
In Reno and the nearby area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take a nature-filled walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring are Mayberry Park, Flume Trail, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Life in Reno with a dog
Reno has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of options when you want to go out to eat. The Brewer’s Cabinet, Wild River Grille, Two Chicks Reno, Walden’s Coffeehouse, and Squeeze In.
According to Wallethub, Reno has the most pet businesses per capita. This includes pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a great location for when you need to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Reno the 27th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.
Each year, there are various events celebrating dogs and their owners. For example, Barktoberfest where you and your dog can enjoy food trucks, live music, a fun run, and other dog-friendly activities.
If you have friends or family visiting the Reno area, they’ll have dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Whitney Peak Hotel, Sonesta ES Suites, and Staybridge Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Reno
Reno is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Chihuahuas, Border Collies, and Pitbulls. So, whichever breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.
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