So you’re looking to adopt an Shiba Inu, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Brought to America from Japan as recently as 60 years ago, Shibas are growing in popularity in the West and are already the most popular breed in their homeland. Their white markings combined with their coloring (red, red sesame, or black and tan) and their alert expression and smooth stride makes them almost foxlike. They’re sturdy, muscular dogs with a bold, confident personality to match. An ancient Japanese breed, the Shiba Inu is a little but well-muscled dog once employed as a hunter. Today, the spirited, good-natured Shiba is the most popular companion dog in Japan. The adaptable Shiba is at home in town or country.”
An Shiba Inu typically ranges from 34.29cm to 41.910000000000004cm in height, and weighs from 7.71107029kg to 10.43262451kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Shiba Inu breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Shiba Inu insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.