Shiba Inu

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 14.5 to 16.5 inches, Females – 13.5 to 15.5 inches
  • Weight

    23 to 17 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black and tan, cream, red, or red sesame with white markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The bold, spirited Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed originally developed to hunt birds and small game on mountainous terrain. His small, dense body is marked by prick ears and a curled tail on a stunning soft, thick double coat, which should be brushed regularly. Independent, loyal and affectionate, he excels as a watchdog and companion. Moderate exercise from leash walks or in a fenced yard is a must for this active, agile breed.

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