Noun. Shi·ba Inu ˈshē-bä-ˈē-nü : any of a breed of small thick-coated agile dogs developed in Japan.
What does inu mean in Japanese?
Dog The word “inu”(犬) is the most common way to say dog in Japanese.
Why do Japanese love Shiba Inu?
The Shiba-Inu is so popular that it accounts for 80% of all the Japanese dog breeds kept in Japan. The breed is intelligent and highly attentive to humans. Plus, the fact that they were originally small hunting dogs means they love exercise and playing with toys.
What does the name Akita mean in Japanese?
Origin of Akita 1. First recorded in 1925–30; from Japanese surname Akita “autumn ricefield”
Why is Shiba Inu special?
She is willful, bold, and clever. With a calm-assertive and consistent leader she makes a gentle and affectionate family companion. The Shiba Inu is an ancient breed that originated in Japan. They are the smallest of the Japanese dog breeds and were used for small game hunting in the dense brush of the mountains.
What is Shiba in Japanese kanji?
柴 "Shiba Inu" is a Japanese term that translates to "Brushwood Dog" in English. The name is thought to refer to the breed's hunting abilities in brushwood thickets and its fox-like appearance. The Inu part just means dog, the kanji for shiba is 柴 which means brushwood or firewood.