Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute best

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute best

Shiba Inu are adorable, and over the years we here at RocketNew24 have brought you stacks of articles filled with photos to prove just how darn cute they are .

But why exactly are we so drawn to this loveable breed of dog? Recently the Japanese information compilation site Naver Matome put up a collection of tweets, dividing up the reasons people so adore Shiba inu into five different categories. Below you can read their incredibly rigorous scientific methodology, so you can see for yourself if you come to the same kawaii conclusions that they did (spoiler: Yes. Yes, you will).

  • Reason #1: Shiba Inu are a seriously hardy breed, able to handle even the nastiest weather without too much trouble.

▼ “Must…take…master…for walk. Can’t…give…up…”

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute bestTwitter: ( @ap_32 )

▼ “It’s just a little typhoon. Close your eyes and it’s fine!”


病みゆ (@_ym_Y) June 06, 2014

▼ “Look at that lame corgi afraid to get a little wet.”

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute best

Twitter ( @mintoyan3 )

▼ “What was that? It’s below zero outside? I couldn’t hear you over how durable I am.”

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute bestTwitter ( @cyahanneko )

  • Reason #2: Shiba Inu have spider-like climbing abilities.

▼ “I saw a cicada do this and thought it’d be fun to try.”


AO FUJIMORI / Mili (@pioooooon) October 17, 2014

▼ That other non-Shiba Inu dog is just jealous he can’t walk sideways.”


AO FUJIMORI / Mili (@pioooooon) October 17, 2014

  • Reason #3: Shiba Inu are masters of camouflage.

▼ Woah, I could’ve sworn there was a dog here a second ago! Where’d he go?

♪ たき火だ たき火だ

mesomeso (@mesomeso1009) November 30, 2014

▼ “Don’t worry, this has happened to me before . Move along, citizen.”
Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute bestTwitter ( @mutsuki1931 )

▼ Did you know that Shiba Inu turn completely invisible when hiding behind jars?

変な柴犬 Koyukione ” rel=”nofollow”> @ Koyukione

柴犬癒し画像(Shiba Inu) (@shibainu_loved) September 24, 2014

▼ The rest of the wall is part of the dog too, he just doesn’t want to de-camouflage it right now.

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute bestTwitter ( @b9___ )

▼ We’ve seen this guy before , ready to visit the beach and surprise people when they realize he isn’t an actual crab.


あだちょん (@adachon) October 07, 2014

  • Reason #4: Shiba Inu miss you when you’re gone.

▼ “She said she wouldn’t be back for five whole minutes. Did I do something wrong?”


萌え萌え動物 (@moemoe_doubutu) May 10, 2014

▼ Little-known fact: When Shiba Inu are not around their owners for more than 30 seconds, they stop working.”


TEM (@tem_) May 07, 2013

  • Reason #5: Shiba Inu make excellent snuggle-buddies.

▼ “Are you ready for sleeps now?”


ワンちゃん画像館 (@dogpic84) October 08, 2013

▼ Even kotatsu aren’t safe from the snugness-seeking Shiba Inu.


かわいい動物の画像/動画ボット (@syokudokinanpan) January 16, 2014

▼ “I’ll be waiting for you. Come to bed whenever you’re ready….”

父の出勤後にこっそり布団で寝る犬 父の布団はいつも犬の毛まみれです

wakai manami (@wakai_manami) June 03, 2012

▼ “…oh, all right. If you’re going to stay up, I’ll stay out here with you.”


いぬ画像bot (@inupic_bot) April 12, 2014

So do you agree with their reasons? Considering some Shiba Inu can even pass as humans , the camouflage category is certainly very strong. Not so sure about the snuggling category though, since some Shiba Inu are infamously heartless . Let us know what you think!

Source: Naver Matome
Featured/top image: Twitter ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ) (edited by RocketNews24)

Five reasons why Shiba Inu are the absolute best