Cover image for Shiba inus / Laura Payton.
Shiba inus / Laura Payton.
Payton, Laura.
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Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2003]

Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
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SF429.S63 P38 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
SF429.S63 P38 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This handsome, richly coated native of Japan is bold, courageous, and intensely loyal to its owner. It makes an excellent watchdog. Titles in Barron's wide-ranging and heavily illustrated selection of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present sound and useful information for pet owners. High-quality photos are in color and line drawings are anatomically accurate. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.

Table of Contents

Shiba Inu Historyp. 5
Origin of the Shiba Inup. 5
Breedsp. 5
Temperament: Kan-i, Ryosei, and Sobokup. 6
Popularity Worldwidep. 7
Physical Characteristics of the Shiba Inup. 9
The Standardsp. 9
Type Characteristicsp. 10
Structural Characteristicsp. 15
Temperamentp. 19
Considerations Before You Buyp. 21
Is the Shiba the Right Dog for You?p. 21
The Commitmentp. 21
Potential Drawbacks to the Shiba Inup. 22
Strengths of the Shiba Inup. 26
Selecting Your Shiba Inup. 29
Finding a Breederp. 29
What to Considerp. 30
Breeder Contracts and Guaranteesp. 35
Preparing for Your Shiba Inup. 37
Getting Ready for Your Puppyp. 37
Shopping Listp. 39
At Home with Your Shiba Inup. 41
Bringing Your Puppy Homep. 41
The New Environmentp. 41
Housebreakingp. 42
Socialization and Trainingp. 43
Identificationp. 51
Exercisep. 51
Children and the Shiba Inup. 51
Toysp. 53
How-To: Traveling with Your Shiba Inup. 54
Feeding Your Shiba Inup. 57
Starting Off Rightp. 57
Changing Needsp. 58
Other Factors Affecting Dietp. 58
How Much to Feedp. 58
Waterp. 58
Picky Eatersp. 59
Obesityp. 59
Food Allergiesp. 62
Food Aggressionp. 63
Keeping Your Shiba Inu Healthy and Well Groomedp. 66
Working with Your Veterinarianp. 66
Preventive Maintenancep. 68
Spaying or Neuteringp. 68
Making the Decision to Breedp. 69
Breeding and Gestationp. 70
Whelpingp. 70
Common Health Problems in the Shiba Inup. 71
The Senior Shiba Inup. 74
Euthanasiap. 75
Basic Coat Carep. 76
Nailsp. 76
How-To: Grooming Your Shibap. 78
Activities for Your Shiba Inup. 81
Huntingp. 81
Conformation Dog Showsp. 81
Obedience Trialsp. 82
Agility Trialsp. 82
Other Activitiesp. 83
The AKC Standard for the Shiba Inup. 85
Informationp. 90
Indexp. 94