The Shiba Inu is a smaller, compact dog. Its head is proportionate to its body and they have a round muzzle with teeth that meet in a scissor bite. Their ears are small in proportion to the rest of the body and are triangular in shape. The Shiba Inu has a double coat comprised of a soft, thick undercoat and a stiff, straight outer coat. Their coat comes in multiple colors including red, black, tan, cream, buff, or gray. Discover more about our Shiba Inu puppies for sale below!
The Shiba Inu is an alert, confident, courageous, bold, and playful breed. The breed is known to be a clean dog and many will try to avoid puddles and are somewhat easy to housebreak. Shiba Inus are known to not bark very much and will bond closely with their owners. A well-adjusted Shiba Inu is playful and good with kids, other dogs, and cats. However, being a natural hunting dog, it shouldn’t be trusted when alone with small pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, and birds. Even though the Shiba Inu is an undemanding dog that can adapt to your circumstances as long as it gets a daily walk, it is a very active breed with great endurance and will be healthier and happier with regular exercise.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)
- American Canine Association, Inc.
- The American Canine Registry
- American Kennel Club
- American Pet Registry, Inc.
- Continental Kennel Club
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
- National Kennel Club
- Breed Group: Non-Sporting
- Average Weight: 15-25 lbs.
- Personality Traits: Active, Bold, Playful
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Coat: Short