A Shiba Inu Is More Than It’s Color
While the red Shiba Inu is by far the most popular color due to it’s resemblance to a fox, remember that in the end, all Shiba Inus are Shiba Inus
. When deciding on choosing a Shiba Inu, consider how much weight you are willing to put on appearance versus other important characteristics such as temperament and character.
In contrast to the sly, and foxy look of the red Shiba Inu, the black and tan Shiba Inu takes on more of cuddly teddy bear look. Many who are unfamiliar with the Shiba Inu breed may mistake a black and tan Shiba Inu as a Husky due to the similarity in markings.
Adorable Round Eye Brows
Black and tan Shiba Inus have the most adorable round eye “brows”. These rounded eyebrows serve almost as exclamation points of cuteness on an already adorable dog.
Myths and Silly Superstitions Regarding Black Dogs
Did you know that just like black cats, black dogs also suffer in popularity due to myths, stigmas, and superstitions? Different cultures from Asia to Europe have various superstitions regarding black dogs that unfortunately have a negative effect on their likability and thus their adoptability in places all around the world.
In fact, according to animal rescue professionals
, black dogs and cats take the longest to get adopted and are more often euthanized than non black animals. There are various other factors besides superstitions as is to why black animals are less popular than their lighter counterparts.
Some of these factors include aesthetic preferences, worries about darker animals overheating and not being able to see expressions on darker animals, thus making it harder to form an emotional attachment.
Fortunately, due to the black and tan Shiba Inu’s beautiful markings and the recent popularity of Shiba Inus in general – they do not seem to have as much issues as other more “common” black dogs face. However, this information should be helpful for you to keep in mind when deciding on rescuing or welcoming a Shiba Inu into your home in the future.
As animal lovers and advocates, we need to raise more awareness to the fact that black dogs and cats deserve to be loved just as much as their peers. We should not let silly myths, superstitions, and ignorance penalize animals simply for the color of their coat.