Shiba Inu Puppies

Vital Statistics

Breed Group
Non-Sporting

Average Weight
15-25  lbs

Personality Traits
Active, bold, playful

Country of Origin
Japan

Coat
Short

Clubs, Registries & Associations

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on a particular puppy.)

  • American Canine Association, Inc.
  • 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

Description

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 which is 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.

Disposition

  • The Shiba Inu is an alert, confident, courageous, bold, and playful breed.
  • The Shiba Inu 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.