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Very Unique Shiba
  • FoxyloverFoxylover
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    I was just perusing the LA/Orange County Meet Up pics and saw this little guys pic posted in March 2011. I've never seen a shiba look like this one ever!!! Very unique!

    Post edited by curlytails at 2012-05-20 01:48:05
  • AraksAraks
    Posts: 399
    That's no shiba, that's an Akita inu! Lol :)
  • shibamistressshibamistress
    Posts: 5171
    Yep, that's a Japanese Akita!
  • JosieAndMarouJosieAndMarou
    Posts: 312
    Akita for sure. Shiba's aren't brindled.
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2516
    Yeah, Japanese Akita Inu. Cute fluffy little puppy.
  • koyukikoyuki
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    omg that is one freakin cool looking pup, Japanese Akitas are partner's father used to breed the more American Akitas and i dont think they ever had a pup look like that!!
    Koyuki - red female
    Takeo- cream male
    Kenji- black and tan male
    Suma- sesame female
    Haruki-brindle Japanese Akita Inu
  • KitsuKitsu
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    I love Akita pups, I wished they stayed that cute! Not to say they aren't handsome when they're full grown too.
  • FoxyloverFoxylover
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    Well no wonder I hadn't ever seen one like this before!!! D'ho! Haha

  • notoriousscratnotoriousscrat
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    Well, Japanese Akitas and Shibas do look a lot alike other than the fact that Shibas come in black and tan and the Akitas come in brindle. They even have some of the same genetic stock, I believe, from when they were mixing during WWII.
  • EthosEthos
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    I found the shiba inu breed while I was searching for a "small" Akita. I loved how Akitas look but i didn't want a big dog. So i was searching online to see if there is a minature Akita breed or something similar in looks but smaller. Thats how I knew about the shiba inu and have been hooked since then. Perfect look, perfect size!
    Post edited by Ethos at 2012-05-16 10:34:37
  • SayaSaya
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    Cute Akita. Brindle is my favorite color on them.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • FlamingmystFlamingmyst
    Posts: 47
    I love their ears. There is something about them being so thick/fluffy that gets me.
  • Sarah_Jay12Sarah_Jay12
    Posts: 316
    I would love an Akita companion for our shiba one day when we have a house and a big yard. :)
  • KitsuKitsu
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    I think I'd rather have a Kai than an Akita. Akitas are on some the dangerous dog list that causes insurance costs to rise D:
    Post edited by Kitsu at 2012-05-22 01:27:02
  • shibamistressshibamistress
    Posts: 5171
    Akitas are only on some insurance lists--some insurance companies don't have lists like that, thankfully. My homeowner's insurance does not have a breed specific list at all.

    Kai Ken and Akita are totally different--not just in size but in temperament, etc. It depends on what you're looking for in a dog. And of course, Japanese Akita and American Akita are pretty different too--different in size as well, and temperament too.

    Personally, I feel like Shiba, Akita and Kai make a good combo! ;)
    Post edited by shibamistress at 2012-05-22 01:26:00
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Or Shiba, Ovcharka and Kai ;)
    "Common sense isn't so common"
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  • shibamistressshibamistress
    Posts: 5171
    I like that combo too, Lindsay. I'm totally in love with Brad's Kodi...would love an Ovcharka someday!

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