Imo-Inu:American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu Mix

Hybrid Breed

American Eskimo Dog + Shiba Inu


American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu Mix - a hybrid breed

The American Eskimo - Shiba Inu is a new hybrid breed created from a combination of two "pure" breeds: the Shiba Inu and the American Eskimo Dog. Thanks to the perfect union of both breeds, this breed has an exceptionally beautiful and elegant appearance. They are intelligent, energetic and very loyal to their owners*. They love to spend time with their family and especially love to play. They are trainable, but sometimes their natural wit can make them do their own thing. The Shiba Inu is another Japanese breed that was originally bred as a hunting dog. They are smart, loyal and fearless. They have a calm and composed nature, but when they get into a confrontation, they can also be bold. These two breeds make a unique and fun alliance!

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - Japan
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Imo-Inu - Such is probably his nature.

The American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix is a popular cross that combines the best traits from both breeds. These hybrid dogs have many positive traits that make them a great companion, but they also have a few characteristics that owners* should be aware of.

Imo-Inus have different personalities, so the mix is not always consistent. The American Eskimo Dog is a happy and lively dog that enjoys activities and loves to run. Shiba Inus, on the other hand, are characterized by a stronger sense of self and a heaviness to stubbornness. They can be quite energetic, but they have a tendency to keep themselves busy. This results in the character of the American Eskimo Dog / Shiba Inu mix: he is an intelligent, energetic and mostly obedient dog who loves to learn new things. He is an alert watchdog who is protective of his family and understands basic rules well.

He can be quite stubborn and there is a possibility that he only needs his nuclear family and is not a general people pleaser. This mix is something for lovers of the Shiba.

The Imo-Inu can also be a bit difficult at times. He needs firm training and good leadership to refine his attitude and discipline. He is intelligent and playful, so he needs to be given challenges, otherwise he can quickly become naughty or destructive. He needs consistent boundaries, but should not be treated too harshly.

Overall, the American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix can be a great companion, but he must be properly raised and trained. With proper attitude and a little patience, he can be a loyal companion who will bring his owner much joy.

What diseases can occur in American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu Mix.

The American Eskimo Dog Shiba Inu Mix is a very popular and sought-after breed that is becoming increasingly popular for both families and merle lovers. However, these hardy and good-natured dogs have their own special disease risks that should be known before choosing one.

Imo-Inus tend to suffer from hip dysplasia, a disorder of the joints that can be aggravated by poor posture or faulty diet, among other things. This condition can lead to serious consequences, including slow muscle wasting and painful joint damage that can limit the dog's mobility and activity. Prevention of hip dysplasia in this breed should begin early and consists of a healthy, coordinated diet, exercise and weight management.

Another potential problem in Imo-Inus is eye disease. In this genetic eye disease, the dogs tend to develop an abnormal number of vessels in the back of the eye, which can lead to vision problems and blindness. Although the eye disease is hereditary, its occurrence can be prevented with regular eye exams.

Unfortunately, American Eskimo Dog Shiba Inu mixes also often suffer from overweight and obesity. Therefore, it is important that owners pay attention to the pet's diet and the amount of high calorie food to prevent the development of excessive weight.

Imo-Inus can also be affected by allergic reactions, as they are prone to allergies to things like food, pollen, and dust mites. While there is no way to protect this breed from allergic reactions, owners* can identify possible triggers and monitor how their dog reacts to potential stimuli.

Although American Eskimo Dog Shiba Inu mixes are susceptible to certain diseases, owners can take some steps to improve their health by scheduling regular vet visits and carefully monitoring their dog's diet. In addition, these dogs can also benefit from exercise and occasional visits to the outdoors. With proper care and attention, owners can ensure that their Imo-Inu has a long and happy life.

The coat color of an American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mixed breed is mostly white. They have a densely padded, soft coat that usually has a darker edge. Their coat is less dense than the true Eskimo Tortoise, but it protects them very well from the cold. In addition, the fur is relatively long lasting. Their head and body are well proportioned, with a strong, robust bone structure. The tail of the American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mixed breed is slightly slanted.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix breed is medium in size and grows between 36 cm and 45 cm tall. She has a white-gray silky coat and a bushy tail. Her body is compactly built and she weighs between 9 kg and 13 kg.

Fur length long - medium
Fur flat coated -
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail rolled up
Anatomy sporty, rugged, hefty
Size ♀ 33 - 48 cm
Weight ♀ 6 - 16 kg
Size ♂ 35 - 48 cm
Weight ♂ 8 - 16 kg
Suitable For -
  • An American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix breed is a cross between two popular breeds characterized by their happy, friendly and affectionate nature.

  • The American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix has a strong, athletic body with a white, furry coat. They are very intelligent and playful, but also stubborn and dominant.

  • The American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix usually grows between 36 and 50 inches tall.

  • As with all dogs, an American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu mix can be susceptible to certain diseases, including Wobbler syndrome, degenerative myelopathy and knee joint dysplasia.

  • An American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu Mix needs a healthy, balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. It is best to feed a high quality ready-to-eat food that is specifically designed for the American Eskimo Dog and Shiba Inu Mix. Bar feeding is also a good option.

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