Shiba Inu



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Breed Description


Shiba Inu is a lively, alert and agile dog which barks rarely. They are loyal to their handler making them easier to train. At the same time, he is also an excellent watchdog and companion dog. They are very good hunting dogs.

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Size type:

Small dog breeds


This is a lively, equable dog which barks little and bonds closely with its handler yet is independent.

It is also curious, cheerful and vigilant. It is natural for a Shiba Inu to keep itself clean and is therefore easily house-trained.

Breed Group:

Non-Sporting Dog Breeds (AKC)


The shoulder-height standard is 39.5cm (15in) for dogs and 36.5cm (14 ½ in) for bitches. Variations of 1.5cm ( ½ in) are permitted.


Male: 8–11 kg
Female: 6.8–9 kg


The Shiba Inu normally gets on with dogs and other animals. It is a bit reserved with strangers but children do not usually cause any problems with them.


The Shiba Inu has a short straight-haired coat with a soft undercoat. Red, red highlighted with white, white, black, black and tan, and salt and pepper are the most common colors.


The coat of the Shiba Inu does not require much attention. Remove dead hairs from time to time to keep the coat in good condition, using a coarse comb with a double row of metal teeth.

This undemanding dog will adapt to your circumstances but should it ever be necessary, it can walk for hours on end.


The training of this dog is not such a problem, provided you make allowance for it having a mind of its own and being naturally independent. Vary the exercises with play so the dog can enjoy itself.

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