The Jomon Shiba Inu is a valuable native Japanese species that inherits the original form of the Jomon period. It is said to be the roots of the Shiba Inu, which we are familiar with, and its appearance is very dignified, fearless, and wild.
Although the number of Jomon Shiba Inu is small even in Japan, it is rare to see them in practice, but they are still actively conserving.
This time, I would like to introduce you to the Jomon Shiba Inu in detail.
History of Jomon Shiba Inu
It is said that the Jomon Shiba Inu has inherited its ancient appearance as it is, but it does not mean that it has been inherited from the Jomon period without interruption.
Japanese dogs, including the Shiba Inu, were designated as natural monuments in 1936, and since then Japanese dogs have been preserved throughout Japan. Meanwhile, the preservation of Jomon Shiba Inu began after 1984.
A Shiba Inu with the characteristics of the Jomon Shiba Inu has been selected and preserved as a more reliable Jomon period dog “Revived Jomon Dog”, and continues to this day.
Features of Jomon Shiba Inu
The major characteristics of the Jomon Shiba Inu are the shallowness of the forehead and the thickness of the muzzle.
The forehead (also called a stop) is a dent from the dog’s forehead to the muzzle, and it is known that this stop is shallow in ancient Japanese dogs. The Jomon Shiba Inu also fits this feature, and it may be said that the face is shallower than the general Shiba Inu.
In addition, the mouth is thick and tight, giving it a powerful look.
Jomon Shiba Inu’s body characteristics
Most dogs in the Jomon period were about 30 cm to 41 cm in height, and they were also characterized by their small size. According to the current examination standards for Jomon Shiba Inu, the average height is 39.5 cm for males and 36.5 cm for females.
The color of the coat is various, and there are various colors such as red hair, sesame hair, white hair, and black hair, so unlike the “Mino Shiba Inu”, which is characterized by a scarlet red hair (Hiaka) that is unique. It can be said that it is difficult to judge that it is a Jomon Shiba Inu only by looking at the color.
Jomon Shiba Inu personality
The character of the Jomon Shiba Inu may be easier to understand if it is a character that makes the current character of the Shiba Inu more prominent.
The major characteristics of the Shiba Inu’s personality are its obedience to its owner and its alertness to others, but the Jomon Shiba Inu has even sharper alertness, so it is assigned the role of a guard dog to protect the farm. Some are doing it. And the chestnut farm that the Jomon Shiba Inu is guarding has not been damaged by bears for the past 10 years. From this fact, you can see how excellent the Jomon Shiba Inu is.
It also adheres to the owner’s instructions, so with proper discipline, you will be an obedient and reliable partner.
How to raise a Jomon Shiba Inu
There is no need for special breeding just because it is an ancient native species.
The breeding method and discipline are the same as for other breeds, and of course, you can breed them indoors.
How to welcome Jomon Shiba Inu to your family?
Here’s how to get the Jomon Shiba Inu home.
Jomon Shiba Inu is not seen in pet shops like ordinary Shiba Inu. If you would like to welcome Jomon Shiba Inu to your family, please contact the NPO Jomon Shiba Inu Research Center and let them know that you would like to become a foster parent. You can become a foster parent of a puppy bred at a center, etc., although there are costs such as breeding costs, vaccine costs, and transportation costs.
The charm of Jomon Shiba Inu
Life with the Jomon Shiba Inu, which has the characteristics of ancient Japanese dogs, maybe a moment when you can feel the long history of humans and dogs. There is also a special feeling that it is different from a general Shiba Inu.
Furthermore, if we can contribute to breeding activities, it will help preserve the rare Jomon Shiba Inu, so it can be said that it is also meant as a social contribution activity.
Jomon Shiba Inu is a rare dog with a long history
How was the introduction of the Jomon Shiba Inu, which has the characteristics of ancient Japanese dogs?
You may be surprised that the appearance and characteristics of the same Shiba Inu are quite different.
If you are looking for a Shiba Inu that is different from other people, we recommend the Jomon Shiba Inu. Why don’t you join the conservation activities of Jomon Shiba Inu with your family?