The Shiba Inu Husky is a fairly recent breed of dog. It is the result of interbreeding the Siberian Husky with the Shiba Inu breed and they are quickly becoming a popular breed of dog. The hybrid brings out a lot of characteristics of both breeds, and if you are up for a challenge, but a great companion, then you might want to consider this medium-large dog breed. Of course, before you run out and adopt one of these dogs, you will want to take into consideration both breeds of dog, since it is a mix, to make sure that the dog is right for you, your family and environment. The Wolf-looking Husky is a beautiful dog and has always been a popular breed, while the Shiba Inu is a very energetic dog and has a lot of features that are both great, but can also be a challenge for novice dog owners. If you have heard of this mixed breed, keep reading to learn five things you didn’t know about the Shia Inu Husky dog.
1. Their high IQ can create a dominating dog
Both breeds of dogs are super intelligent and have IQs for a dog. When a dog is intelligent, this gives them a leg-up on control efforts with their owner. Intelligent dogs will always try to get away with what they can. They can be manipulative and controlling at times. They want to try to dominate their owner and they know that they can simply use their sweet, little puppy dog eyes and cute facial expressions to get their way. It takes a strong, firm owner to show he is the pack leader and not let this breed of dog sway you into letting him get away with what he wants. If you don’t have time to train, or are not a rule enforcer, this breed of dog will quickly take over your household and run things the way he wants.
2. They are a great blend of personality
When it comes to dogs, there are breeds that are generally known to be clingy and needy. This is exactly how the Husky is. They love to be around their human all the time, don’t do well with being left alone for long periods of time, and require a of attention. On the other hand, the Shiba Inu is a very independent breed of dog, can spend time on his own and does not need constant attention. The combination of these two very different personalities make them a great dog to have as a companion. They are the perfect blend of attention-seeking, yet independent pets.
3. Must start training right away
As soon as you get your pup, training must start with this breed. You cannot let this breed develop habits of always getting their way, especially with things like toys and food. These two breeds are both known to be very possessive of their food and toys and believe these things belong to only them. If training is started young, this breed can start to show signs of aggressiveness-possessiveness at a very young age. If not curbed, it will follow them into adult-hood and can be a risk for other pets, children and adults who are around the dog.
4. Must have the right environment for this breed
The Shiba Inu Husky is not a little dog. They need a lot of space to spread out, not only inside, but outside, too. Not only do you need to spend quality time with this breed, but you need to set them up for the right environment to be able to play and get their exercise. This breed needs plenty of stimulation for their physical well-being and their mental well-being. If you don’t have either the time to interact and play with a dog, or if you are unable to give your dog an adequate amount of space to get out and run and play, this breed is probably not the breed for you.
5. Get used to brushing your dog
Both breeds are known for their heavy shedding, so the two together are going to create a substantial amount of fur in your home. You should be prepared to spend a lot of time grooming your Shiba Inu Husky, invest in quality grooming tools, and make time to brush him on a daily basis. Brushing not only helps to keep their fur shedding at a lower level, but it also helps to keep their fur healthy and beautiful. Bathing your dog can also help reduce the amount of shedding, but in any case, you will also want to invest in a high quality vacuum for your home – one that is geared for pet hair.
No matter what type of breed you get, you will want to research the breed before you rush out and get one. Learning about their physical features, their personalities and temperament can help you make the right decision for you and your family.