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Height - male: 14 1/2 to 16 1/2 inches
female: 13 1/2 to 15 1/2 inches
Weight - 18 to 25 pounds
Red, Sesame, Black & Tan
Brushed and combed weekly, the hair should never be clipped short as it can
ruin the coat for years. Bathing is required rarely. This little dog sheds
twice a year. Between sheddings, if brushed regularly and fed a premium diet,
there should be no shedding.
Eergetic and active little dog, happy to play indoors but also loves romp and
The general demeanor of the Shiba Inu is aloofness. Very affectionat toward
his owner, he is tolerant of the attentions of strangers, but does not usually
seek them out. This little dog is usually very dog agressive. Best kept in
a one dog family.
Reception to Training:
The Shiba Inu requires firm but loving guidance, for it can be obstinate.
Good with Children:
Excellent with young children...... the problem being that children often
forget to close doors and/or gates. If the Shiba Inu escapes his house or
yard, he will ignore your call and run away.
VWB, hip displasia, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, catatacts.
12 - 15 years
Show Dog Prospect: Excellent
Obedience Prospect: Poor
Companion Prospect: Excellent (one person)