The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. If you are not familiar with the breed, just look at the incredible movie with Richard Gere called ‘Hachiko’ and you will fall in love with the breed instantly.
Sorry for the tears while watching the movie but it’s worth it. Anyway, t These tenacious hunters were bred to go after ducks, boards, and even bears. They also have dense undercoats, which allow them to withstand cold temperatures—a particularly helpful trait for a hunting dog.