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The Shiba Inu is a small to medium sized dog breed that is a popular choice among dog lovers. With a rich history and unique personality, the Shiba Inu is known for being both independent and loyal, making it a perfect companion for those who want a dog that can keep up with their active lifestyle.


The Shiba Inu breed is originally from Japan and is one of the country's oldest breeds, with evidence of their existence dating back to 300 BC. They were originally bred to hunt small game such as rabbits and birds. Shiba Inus were also used as guard dogs and were often kept by wealthy families. After World War II, the breed was nearly extinct, but a breeding program was established to bring the Shiba Inu back to life.

Physical Characteristics

The Shiba Inu is a small to medium sized dog that has a muscular and well-proportioned body. They have a distinctive look with their thick and dense coat that can come in a variety of colors including red, sesame, black and tan, and cream. They have a triangular shaped head and small, triangular shaped eyes that are dark brown in color. They also have long and floppy ears and a thick and curly tail.

Personality and Training

Shiba Inus are known for being independent and confident, but also loyal and affectionate towards their owners. They are highly intelligent and are known for being easy to train, but can also be stubborn at times. It is important to establish a clear and consistent training routine with the Shiba Inu from an early age. They also have a strong prey drive and will need to be trained on recall, as well as leash training, to ensure that they are safe and well-behaved in public spaces.

Health and Care

The Shiba Inu is generally a healthy breed, but as with any breed, it is important to provide them with proper exercise, nutrition, and veterinary care. They have a dense and thick coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. They are also prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, and skin allergies, so it is important to have them checked by a veterinarian regularly.


The Shiba Inu is a unique and affectionate breed that is perfect for those who are looking for a dog that is both independent and loyal. They are highly intelligent and easy to train, making them a great choice for those who want a dog that can keep up with their active lifestyle. With proper care and training, the Shiba Inu is sure to be a wonderful addition to any family.

Life With A New Puppy

A Shiba Inu puppy can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Shiba Inu puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Shiba Inus currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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