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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.

      Amber

      Amber

      • Female

        Gender

      • 7 weeks

        Age

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      Haley

      Haley

      • Female

        Gender

      • 7 weeks

        Age

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      Nutmeg

      Nutmeg

      • Female

        Gender

      • 7 weeks

        Age

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      Sahara

      Sahara

      • Female

        Gender

      • 7 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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