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Shiba Inu, Tattoos, and other Identifying Markers

Shiba Inus are quite stunning creatures that make for great show dogs. That reason alone causes them to be quite expensive, making it imperative for a dog owner to not lose him. Of course this imperative is no stronger than it would be for another breed, but Shiba Inus have a tendency to let curiosity carry them away from home, ultimately becoming lost. But there are various ways a pet owner can keep track of their Shiba Inu. [...]

The Benefits Of Microchipping

Microchipping is not a brand new technology, but it certainly is a step up from the older methods of tattooing a purebred or simply having your dog wear a collar with tags or identification information engraved or written in the collar. The biggest problem with the old collar method is that collars are easy to slip and they can often come off if the dog gets them caught and pulls back. While a safety feature of the collar, this then leaves your dog unidentified and often considered a stray. [...]

Tattooing - Is It Necessary?

Tattooing is a very old form of identification used in a similar fashion to cattle and horse branding. It is meant provide owners, kennels and breeders with information as to the breed, purebred status and identification of any purebred dog. Although generally most breeders and kennels have moved away from tattooing to microchipping, organizations such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) still lists tattooing as an accepted method of dog identification. [...]

Tags, Collars and Identification

Although most people don't give a lot of thought to the collar their dog is wearing or the tags or information on the collar, these two different items are the front line in identifying your dog should he or she become lost. Although most dogs, whether they are purebred or not will be microchipped, at least around major cities and areas, microchipping can only be detected if you have a scanner wand to read the microchip transmission. Although most shelters, vets and rescues and some private breeders and kennels own scanners, the average person that might find your dog doesn't have ready access to this technology. [...]

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