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Shiba-Inu Content
Life Span: between 12 and 15 years
Litter Size: up to 3 pups
Group: Northern, AKC Non-Sporting
Color: Variety of colors- red, or red with a little black overlay, or black with tan markings being the most common. In general, the dog should have white or cream-colored markings on the cheeks and sides of the muzzle, throat, underside and chest.
Hair Length: Short
Size: Medium
Shedding: Heavy Shed
Male Height: 14 inches 16 inches
Male Weight: 20 lbs 30 lbs
Female Height: 13 inches 15 inches
Female Weight: 19 lbs 28 lbs
Living Area: The Shiba is a hearty dog for its size and will do well in many different circumstances and settings. It is well suited for apartment living as long as it gets the exercise that it needs out of doors. Because of it quiet nature, many apartments allow this type of animal. Another benefit is that the breed is very clean and is easy to housebreak. They are not an excitable breed by nature but they will alert the owner if someone comes to the home. While the Shiba will do well in small quarters it is always better if it has a large area to exerciser and play in, such as a back yard. The animal will often play and run by itself when it has the room to do so. This breed loves to be a part of the family so it will play with just about anyone who plays with it. This breed is not a good choice if it is planned to have it live outside. It does much better living inside the home with the family and may become despondent and unhappy if left outdoors for long periods of time. If left outdoors for any amount of time, it should be kept in a fenced yard. This animal may run off if something interests it. It can live happily in both hot and cold climates.

About this Breed

Some people have confused the Shiba with the Akita. There is a reason for that: they are very similar in appearance. The Shiba is a small, compact, very agile breed that looks (and is) very furry. The Shiba has a distinctive pointed face. It has a broad forehead and triangular ears that will prick up when the animal is alerted to noise. The eyes are small and dark but they are very alert to anything around them. This breed has a scissors bite that is not too pronounced. The nose is dark and is usually a shade of reddish brown. The tail for the Shiba Inu is thick and strong and will curl over the back and is carried either in a ring or with a sickle curve. Of particular importance to some owners, the Shiba Inu is a very proportionate dog with a height to length ratio of 10 to 11. For the most part, it is a medium boned, somewhat compact animal. It is very well-muscled dog and this shows in its gair and in its run. The Shiba has a dense double coat similar to that of a husky. Although all colors are acceptable in the Shiba standard, red, red sesame (sable) and black and tan are the more preferred colors. White and cream shadings are usually present on the legs, belly, chest and part of the face and tail.
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