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    Shiba Inu Characteristics

    Breed Name
    Size
    Medium
    Energy
    Moderate
    Weight
    15-25 lbs
    Coat
    Stiff, straight outer coat; Soft, thick undercoat.

    About Shiba Inus

    Shiba Inus are an ancient breed from Japan, bred originally to hunt boar, bears and birds. These loyal and loving dogs are also very independent, and have a bold, confident personality. They have a curly, fluffy tail and an adorable, alert expression that makes them appear almost fox-like. Shibas are medium sized, relatively quiet, and can do well in apartments or homes.

    Leia

    Leia

    • Female

      Gender

    • 9 weeks

      Age

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    Tracy

    Tracy

    • Female

      Gender

    • 8 weeks

      Age

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    Chewie

    Chewie

    • Male

      Gender

    • 9 weeks

      Age

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    Jake

    Jake

    • Male

      Gender

    • 6 weeks

      Age

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    Did You Know?

    Considered Japan's oldest and smallest dog, the Shiba Inu is the number one companion dog in Japan.

    Origin of the Shiba Inu

    This fox-faced breed is the smallest of the other five native dog breeds of Japan: Akita, Shikoku, Kai Dog, Hokkaido and Kishu. These hunters faced near-extinction after WWII, but survived from three different bloodlines.

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