Latest Shiba Inu Stories

2009-04-17 19:45:11

A young Colorado man whose dog was found wrapped in packing tape and fastened to the refrigerator has surrendered the animal. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has temporary custody of Rex, a 2-year-old Shiba Inu, The Daily Camera reported. Lisa Pederson, the shelter's executive director, said the dog will be put up for adoption after some retraining. Bryan Beck, 21, was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty Thursday. His girlfriend, Ashley Toll, 20, faces a felony charge, aggravated...

2008-11-25 16:16:57

Web sites showing too-cute puppies and offering too-precious pet humor provide an antidote for U.S. consumers stressed about reality, scientists say. About 4 million people, for instance, visited the six shiba inu puppies being raised in San Francisco and visible via Ustream.tv, USA Today reported Tuesday. Puppies, puns and other playful diversions are available online when people need a break from the real world and the stress it can bring, observers told the newspaper. Everybody needs...

2008-11-23 00:56:34

Six Shiba Inu puppies belonging to a San Francisco couple are leaving the Web after winning the hearts of millions of Internet surfers. About 4 million people are believed to have watched the pups, the New York Post reported. John Ham, president of Ustream, the streaming service used by the Shiba Inus' owners, said one Texas hospital used the video to cheer up depressed patients. Females Autumn, Amaya, Aymui and their brothers Aki, Akoni and Ando have all been adopted. Ham said each adoptive...

Latest Shiba Inu Reference Libraries

2008-09-09 21:42:47

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six originally Japanese dog breeds. The breed was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt and flush rabbits, mice, and other small game. The breed was declared a national monument of Japan in 1936. During World War II, the breed nearly reached extinction, due to bombing and distemper. Three bloodlines survived, the first Shiba Inu was brought to the United States in 1954, and in 1992...

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