The Pekingese Shiba Inu Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Pekingese and the Shiba Inu. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Pekingese is known for being intelligent, stubborn, and opinionated. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Pekingese or the Shiba Inu? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Pekingese Shiba Inu Mix.
While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Pekingese Shiba Inu Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Pekingese Shiba Inu Mix puppies for sale.
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All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
The Pekingese (also known as the Chinese Spaniel, Lion Dog, Beijingese, Peking Lion Dog, Pelchie Dog, or Peke) is an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China. The Pekingese, originated in Western China, were initially proud companions of the Chinese Buddhist monks. The breed is indeed ancient, with DNA evidence confirming it as one of the oldest of dog breeds. It is thought to be nearly 2,000 years old. It is actually named for the capital city of Peking (now Beijing). They were so well regarded at one time that they were not allowed to leave the palace let alone the country. It initially came to the attention of the Western world as a result of the Opium War in 1860. After invading Peking, British troops entered the imperial palace, one of their discoveries was five Pekingese dogs guarding the body of their mistress. This mistress committed suicide rather than face capture. It is currently a middle of the road breed, ranking 49th among the 155 breeds with the American Kennel Club.
Shiba Inu History
The Shiba Inu is indigenous to Japan where it has existed for centuries and was originally used as a hunting dog on large game. It is also known as a Japanese Turf Dog, Japanese Brushwood Dog, or a Japanese Small Size Dog.They nearly went extinct during World War II. After the war, there were only three remaining lines of Shibas. An outbreak of distemper in 1952 threatened the breed as well. To save the dogs, a breeding program was begun that combined two different types of Shibas: one, a stocky, heavier boned dog found in mountainous areas and used for hunting and a leggier type found in other parts of Japan.
The breed was first imported into the United States in 1954, although no serious importation for breeding or showing was done until the late 1970s. The first litter was born in 1979.
Height: 6 - 9 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 7 - 14 lb.
Lifespan: 12 -15 years
Height: 15 - 20 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 23 - 28 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
The Pekingese and the Shiba Inu might be a little bit spunky. They can be an inquisitive little fella so keep on the lookout for that behavior! All dogs need attention and don't want to be left alone. That's why you have a pet, right? Plan on putting forth effort to socialize her as this will reap dividends in the long run. Please use always use positive reinforcement even though they can have a mind of their own. Enjoy being with your new mixed breed and love the relationship you will have with them.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Pekingese mixed with the Shiba Inu might be prone to joint dysplasia, eye diseases, murmurs, among others.
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
What are the grooming requirements?
Even if you know the breed, sometimes it is hard to tell if it will be a heavy shedder or a light shedder. Either way, Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.
What are the exercise requirements?
Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the training requirements?
This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.
"A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background."