Shiba Inu

shiba inu

​​Shiba Inu

​An early Japanese breed, the Shiba Inu is a little but well-muscled dog once used as a hunter. These days, the spirited, good-natured Shiba is the most popular companion dog in Japan. The elastic Shiba is at home in town or​ country


The Shiba has an independent nature and can Be reserved toward strangers but is loyal and affectionate to people who earn his respect. The Shiba adapts well to various living situations, but must be exercised frequently on leash or inside a safe location. Early obedience training and routine brushing are musts.
Ranging in size from 13 inches to 16 inches tall
Bird/Small sport hunter.


Apartment is ok.
Moderate activity indoor.


Daily light exercise.


Easy care.
Heavy seasonal shedding.

​shiba inu puppy

​If you want a dog who...

    Is conveniently-sized, sturdy, and strong
    Has a wolf-like (spitz) appearance, with prick ears, foxy face, thick coat, and curled tail
    Is energetic, daring, and spirited -- not a lapdog
    Is smart and clever
    Moves quickly with light-footed elegance

A Shiba Inu may be right for you.

If you don't wish to deal with...

    Massive destructiveness when bored or left alone too much
    Excessive suspiciousness when not socialized enough
    Aggression toward other dogs and cats -- powerful chasing instincts
    Containment difficulties and preventing escape efforts
    Running off, oblivious to your calls, when an interesting sight or scent catches his attention
    Strong-willed head of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take control
    Heavy shedding

A Shiba Inu may not be right for you.

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