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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.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Willful

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 Topeka?

Dogs are part of the family. If your pup is to thrive and have an enjoyable life, it’s important to ensure you live in a pet-friendly environment. There are many factors that determine whether a city is pet-friendly. Dog-friendly businesses, access to dog parks and hiking trails, and rentals that allow dogs are just some of the things that improve the quality of life for your dog.


Topeka is great in many of these areas, which is why it is widely considered a very pet-friendly city.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Topeka

Topeka and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and meet other dogs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Hill’s Bark Park at Gage Park, Hills Pet Nutrition Bark Park, Crestview Park, and Felker Park.     


Topeka 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 Big Shunga Park, Iliff Commons, MacLennan Park Trails, and Kansas Museum of History Nature Trails.

Life in Topeka with a dog

Topeka has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Classic Bean, Margaritas Jalisco, Jose Pepper’s, and Schlotzsky’s. 


Topeka has many other pet-friendly establishments, 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 Topeka, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Endeavor Inn and Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Ramada Convention Center Downtown Topeka, and Comfort Suites Topeka.       

Popular dog breeds in Topeka

Topeka is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Alaskan Malamutes, French Bulldogs, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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