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The Shiba Inu is a small to medium-sized dog breed originating from Japan. Known for its spirited personality, fox-like appearance, and confident demeanor, the Shiba Inu is a popular and distinctive companion.

The Shiba Inu is one of the oldest and smallest native Japanese dog breeds. Originally developed for hunting small game in the mountainous regions of Japan, Shiba Inus have a spirited and independent temperament. The breed almost faced extinction during World War II, but dedicated efforts in Japan helped revive and preserve the Shiba Inu.

Today, Shiba Inus are beloved as family pets and are known for their loyalty, agility, and striking appearance. Their fox-like face and spirited personality make them a unique and captivating companion for those who appreciate their distinct qualities.

Shiba Inu

  • Gender: Male

    Height: 14.5-16.5 inches male, 13.5-15.5 inches female

    Weight: 18-24 pounds male, 15-20 pounds female

    Life Expectancy: 13-16 years

    Coat Type: Shiba Inus have a dense, double coat that is straight and stiff. The coat consists of a soft undercoat and a harsh, straight outer coat.

  • Alert: Shiba Inus are known for their alert and attentive nature. They make excellent watchdogs and are naturally suspicious of strangers.

    Independent: Shiba Inus have an independent and cat-like personality. They may be aloof at times and enjoy some alone time.

    Confident: Despite their small size, Shiba Inus are confident and self-assured.

    Intelligent: They are intelligent and may display a stubborn streak. Training requires consistency and positive reinforcement.

    Loyal: Shiba Inus can form strong bonds with their owners and are generally loyal to their families.

    Energetic: Shiba Inus are an active and energetic breed. They enjoy outdoor activities and mental stimulation.

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