What is a schnu dog?

The Schnu dog is a new designer breed so little is known about its history. Therefore we can look to the history of the parent dogs to get an indication of the characteristics the Schnu may inherit. The Shiba Inu originated in Japan and was used to flush out small birds and game for hunters.

Is a Shiba Inu a Japanese dog?

The Shiba Inu is the number-one companion dog in Japan. The first documented Shiba in the U.S. was in 1954, but the breed did not receive official AKC recognition until the early '90s. The Shiba Inu is AKC's 136th breed. The Shiba Inu is one of 9 monument breeds to Japan. Shibas are considered the oldest and smallest of Japan's dogs.

What does a Shiba dog look like?

The Shiba is a small, compact dog. The head is in proportion with the body. The round muzzle has a moderate stop and tapers slightly toward the nose. The tight lips and the nose are black. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The deep-set eyes are triangular in shape and dark in color. The eye rims are black.