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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 Scottsdale?
A study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Scottsdale is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the best place to have a dog as it scored 1st and 3rd overall for pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Scottsdale the 24th most pet-friendly city in the country. Again, the city stands out for its high number of dog parks and low average annual precipitation.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Scottsdale
Scottsdale has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm Arizona sun. According to SmartAsset, there are 1.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Chaparral Park, Eldorado Park, Horizon Dog Park, Vista del Camino Dog Park, and Mountain View Park.
Scottsdale is also home to several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great trails to explore are Sunrise Trail, Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.
Life in Scottsdale with a dog
Scottsdale has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a meal with your furry friend. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Diego Pops, North Italia, Raven’s Gastropub, Morning Squeeze, and Fate Brewing Company.
In Scottsdale, you’ll find many other pet-friendly establishments, including spas, groomers, and daycares. Plus, the city is one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Scottsdale is also 1st in the country for pet-friendly rentals.
If you have friends or family in town for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Hotel Valley Ho, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, and The Phoenician Scottsdale.
Popular dog breeds in Scottsdale
Scottsdale is home to a diverse range of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Shih Tzus. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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