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Shiba Inu

UK KC Classification Utility
Country of Origin Japan
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 35 - 41 cm (14 - 16 inches)
Weight 8 - 10 Kgs (18 - 22 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Shiba Inu are small, sturdy dogs. Their outer coat is straight and they have a soft, dense undercoat. They can be a variety of colours.


Shiba Inu are lively, friendly dogs.


If you are considering a Shiba Inu as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They thrive in hot or cold temperatures
They are suitable for urban living
They usually get on well with other dogs
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Shiba Inu are also known as:
Japanese Shiba Inu
Shiba Ken
Japanese Small Size Dog

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