Shiba Inu Uses Her Squinchy Smiles To Melt Hearts Across The Internet


The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six native spitz breeds from Japan. They are beautiful dogs and are highly intelligent. This series of photographs feature a Shiba Inu named Kinta. Her nick name is squinty and appropriately so, Kinta has got her facial expressions down to an art!


Kinta is a very popular dog. His almost human expressions melt the heart and cause those around him to burst into fits of laughter. Kinta is an internet sensation and he has many followers what are always watching in the hopes that Squinty will make an appearance.


Kinta has learned that certain expressions get him out of trouble. If he is caught getting into mischief, he will “smile” and squint his eyes and look at his human master. This always works and keeps him from being reprimanded.

I may have had something I’m not supposed toedit: her name is Kinta :)

Posted by Doge on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Shiba Inu is a small dog and it is very loyal to its master. Originally the breed was used to flush out birds and sometimes to hunt wild boar. The Shiba Inu has always been valued in its native land. In modern society, the Shiba Inu is still very popular but is more valued as a companion dog. He is very spirited and agile. The breed is easy to live with as training is not complicated. However the training may be slow as they are very independent and they are usually very affectionate with family and cautious with strangers. The Shinba Inu is fearless.


Before buying this breed of animal you need to understand they are independent and head strong. They are not afraid of anything and have the agility of a cat. They are very attentive and no everything that is going on. They have a fiery personality and are always ready to run and play. They are always on alert and will bark if strangers come around so they are really good for a watch dog.


The Shiba Inu is a natural hunter and will chase a squirrel or chipmunk and as soon as they look up they are off again chasing the next thing moving. Because of this, they need to be on a leash when walking in public.


Owners must take great care in the housing and caging of the breed. They are escape artist and will take every opportunity to escape from tight places that people think would be impossible. The physical feature of the curled tail is appropriate as it reminds you of a question mark. With this animal there is always the question – What will they do next?


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