The Shiba Inu originated in Japan. Recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the oldest dog breeds dating back to the 3rd century BC. The name Shiba Inu translates roughly to brushwood dog because the Shiba bush is where they hunt and the leaves turn a bright red, like their coats, in the fall. Inu is the Japanese word for dog. Life expectancy for this breed is 12-15 years. Other names used for this breed have been Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog and Shiba Ken. The Shiba is an independent thinker and should be socialized and trained at an early age. The double coat is thick and can be black and tan, red or red sesame which is red hairs with black tips. The AKC recognized the Shiba Inu in the Non-Sporting Group in 1992. The average size of this breed should be 13 to 16 inches tall at the withers with a weight of 17 to 23 pounds. Daily exercise is a must with this breed, not only for their physical health, but to burn off energy in general.
The Dog Angel Ornament is one of our Tiny Ones breed specific, detailed, hand-painted, resin figurines with dainty hand-painted wings mounted on their back so the wings lay gently on either side of the figurine. Each one is sits on a 1 ½ diameter gold toned disc and has a gold tone halo floating above their ears, plus there is a gold tone cord for hanging as a decoration. These are perfect if your pet is such an angel, or as a memorial for loved pets that have passed on. Individually blister packaged in our blister packs ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store.