Does a Shiba Inu Clean Itself?

Yes. Shiba Inu dogs generally prefer to be and stay very clean. In fact, many owners report that their Shiba Inu have a cat-like preference in cleanliness.

For example, we often find Jimmy spending time throughout the day self-grooming. You can see that clearly in the video below:

Compared to some other dog breeds, we often see Jimmy making an effort to avoid muddy or wet areas of the yard or park. If there are a bunch of dogs playing in a puddle of water, Jimmy tends to walk away and chase other dogs who are not wet.

There are exceptions…of course, when Jimmy gets too tempted and join them or if it’s already a rainy day. In that case, Jimmy isn’t afraid to show his wild side and dive in for some muddy dog fun.

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