Shiba Inu (Shiba Inu)

Shiba Inu, Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Shiba Ken, Shiba

Shiba Inu (Shiba Inu) Shiba Inu, Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Shiba Ken, Shiba

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 6
  • Training: 5
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 5
  • Security: 8
  • Relations with children: 9
  • Dexterity: 5
  • Shedding: 10


The Shiba Inu breed originated in Japan with the Akita breed. it the smallest breed of dog from the oldest breeds of Japan. For 1800 years their appearance has not changed. Shiba Inu was used to hunt small animals and birds. Today it is a popular companion dog.


This is a small dog (in Japanese, “shiba” means small, and “inu” – a dog), similar to a fox, with a muscular, a healthy body. The head is proportional to the body. Wide forehead, muzzle conical, jaw strong. The nose is black. The eyes are small, oval, dark. The ears are small, wide apart, triangular and directed up. The tail is medium length. The fur is two-layer, with a thick, a short, fluffy inner layer and an outer layer with a short, coarse, straight hair. The most common colors of shiba inu: red, red with white, black, white, black with brown, salt and pepper.


It is smart, curious, attentive, lively, cheerful and attentive dog. Affectionate and loyal to her master, Shiba Inu is not has no problems with children but is wary of strangers. Sheba Inu gets along well with dogs and other animals.


It is an active breed, playful and energetic. Cheerful charming and affectionate, this breed requires attention from its the owner. Shiba Inu should not live with small animals, but can get along well with cats.


Shiba Inu is smart and attentive, which makes this breed great guard dog. A freedom-loving, slightly stubborn dog, but always devoted to the owner.


Shiba Inu has a special addiction to independence, but he still an obedient and clever dog. Consistent and diverse training will provide good results.

A haircut

The breed is pretty read, routine brushing twice a week will be sufficient. During molting, clean everyday.


Shiba Inu can adapt to outdoor living. both indoors. They have an average level of activity. Dog love long walks. She needs socialization and training.

Common diseases

Shiba Inu is generally healthy, but like all animals, they prone to certain health problems:

  • Allergy
  • Chylothorax
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy (hereditary)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hip Dysplasia


Shiba Inu is well suited for hunting small animals and for the role of companion dogs.

Breed Information

A country Japan
Life span 12-15 years old
Height Males: 35-43 cm Bitches: 33-41 cm
Weight Males: 8-11 kg Bitches: 7-9 kg
Long wool average
Colour any
Group for protection, riding
Price 750 – $ 1500

Breed photo

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