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The Shiba Inu is the smallest and oldest of the Japan's native breeds.
It was bred to flush birds and small game and was occasionally used to hunt wild
boar. It has great cultural significance in Japan and is considered a natural
monument. It came close to extinction after WW II. Most Shiba Inu are now kept
as pets. It was first brought to the U.S. in 1954.
The Shiba Inu is a foxy, medium-size,
compact, and well muscled dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. It had a
broad head with dark, upward-slanting eyes; a black nose; and small, erect ears.
It is double coated with a dense outer coat in red, sesame (black-tipped hairs
on a red background), or black with tan points. The undercoat is cream, buff or
13.5 to 16.5 inches
15 to 25 pounds
The Shiba Inu is an alert, curious,
intelligent dog with a lively, fun-loving personality. It is independent and
know to wander.
This breed does well with an active
owner in a city, suburban, or rural home.
Fenced yard, leashed, socialization,
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