The History & Origin of the Shiba Inu Breed


The Shiba Inu breed is one of the oldest dog breeds in Japan and was originally bred for hunting small game.

Historical Use

Shiba Inus were used for hunting, as well as for guarding and as a watchdog.

Physical Characteristics

Shiba Inus are small to medium-sized dogs with a compact, athletic build and a thick, dense coat.


Shiba Inus are known for being independent, confident, and energetic, as well as for their loyalty to their owners.


Shiba Inus are highly trainable, but can also be stubborn and require consistent training and socialization.

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Health Concerns

The breed is generally healthy, but may be prone to certain genetic health issues such as hip dysplasia and eye problems.

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The Shiba Inu is recognized by the American Kennel Club and other major kennel clubs.

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Shiba Inus have gained popularity in recent years and are often favored for their unique appearance, confident personalities, and loyalty.

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