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Japanese Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu literally means 'small dog'. The Japanese Shiba Inu is very similar in appearance to the larger Japanese Akita Inu (or 'large dog'). 

Alert and watchful the Shiba Inu remains one of the most popular dogs in his native Japan where he was traditionally employed as a hunting dog.

Strong willed with a keen hunt instinct, the Shiba Inu is a little dog with a big personality making early socialisation essential. He has an inquisitive alertness, a good nature and he revels in being part of the family.

Japanese Shiba Inu Size: Medium
Height: Dogs: 38-41 cm; Bitches: 35-38 cm
Coat: Short
Grooming: Weekly
Exercise: Up to 1 hour daily
Ideal Home: Large or small town or countryside dwelling
Colours: Black & Tan •  Red •  Red & White • Red Sesame • Sesame •  White