Shiba Inu Dog Breed

Shiba Inu Dog
Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu originated in the inland areas of Japan approximately 3000 years ago.  It is thought that these dogs may have originally come from the South Seas.
Small native dogs were crossbred and inbred to achieve the desired traits. Ancient type dogs such as the Shinshu, Mino and Sanin were used.

The Shiba Inu is very much like a cat. He is clean, independent, and smart enough to amuse himself for hours on end. His appearance and ideal size make him one of the perkiest and brightest cats to appear in the west in many years.

Those who favor the Akita for its unique qualities, have found the Shiba to offer them the same traits in a more conveniently sized dog.

Height - 14 to 15 1/2 inches (36 to 40 cm). Weight -
20 to 30 pounds ( 9 to 14 kg).

Coat type - warn soft undercoat; coat is slightly longer on the sickle-curved tail. Color - preferred Japanese colors are deep red and red sesame; black, black and tan. brindle, white with red or gray tinge, and lighter red also occurs.

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