Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu


Shiba Inu Profile

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Lifespan: 12-16 Years

Avg height: 33-40cm

Avg weight: 7-10kg

Coat type: Soft, thick, double coat, heavy shedding

Coat colours: Orange-red, urajiro (cream or white), sesame (black-tipped on rich red). White markings on tail tip, forelegs and hind legs

Originally bred for: Hunting large game

Breed traitsBold, independent, reserved, loyal


A little about the Shiba Inu

An ancient Japanese breed, the Shiba Inu is held in high regard for their fiesty, bold, demeanour. The Shiba Inu is spirited, but good-natured, and is known for being nimble and self-confident. They have their own personalities, making them tricky to train. Training should be a priority with this breed from a young age. The breed may easily become possessive, but this can be tempered with good training and socialisation. They will live well with children and other pets, but will command respect and could become imposing if not raised with them. 



Shiba Inu can be prone to: Hip dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, and Skin allergies. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.