Japanese Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu dog is a foxy looking medium sized Spitz type breed, with the pricked ears, a thick coat, and curled tail typical of the type. As the name suggests, this popular breed is native to Japan and is among the world’s oldest dog breeds. Bred to hunt small game like rabbits or birds, the Shiba Inu still have very strong prey instincts as they will run after pretty much anything that catches their attention.
If you’re interested in getting a Shiba Inu as a pet, you’ll be happy to know that they make excellent companions as they are very loyal, charming, and affectionate. However, given their high energy and bold nature, they’re not recommended as a first-time pet.