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Shiba Inu Info

Shiba Inu Breed Information

Learn all about Shiba Inus at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Shiba Inu, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Shiba Inu breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 13-16" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 1-3 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 19-30 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Shiba Inu is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 19 lbs that can reach 30 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Shiba Inu breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Shiba Inu should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Shiba Inu Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog no
Origin Japan Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Shiba Inu Temperament

Health Problems

patella luxation and hip dysplasia

Shiba Inu Coat

Shiba Inu Dog Colors

Red, red sesame, black sesame, black and tan, brindle, some white markings OK

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