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.
Considered Japan's oldest and smallest dog, the Shiba Inu is the number one companion dog in Japan.
The Shiba Inu is an ancient breed that originated in Japan before the 7th century A.D.