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AKA: Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-Size Dog
Breed Group: Non Sporting Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm.)
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm.)
Breed Origin: Japan Weight: 15-25 pounds (6.8-11 kg.)
He has a stiff, straight, harsh and short outer-coat with a thick and soft undercoat. Acceptable colours for the Shiba Inu are red, sesame, or black & tan, all with cream markings.

The Shiba Inu was developed as a hunting dog mainly for game such as rabbit, grouse and wild boar. He is a friendly, outgoing companion and excellent watchdog. He is cunning, bold and has an independent nature. He may be reserved toward strangers but is loyal and affectionate to his family.

An active and agile dog, he does require a fair amount of exercise to burn off excess energy. The Shiba is seen participating in several dog sports and activities including agility, obedience, sledding, tracking and hunting. He is also used to work as a Therapy Dog, Service Dog, as well as in drug detection.

The Shiba Inu originates from Japan, and has a very long history as the country's oldest native breed. Once used as hunting dogs, they faced extinction in the middle of the twentieth century following an outbreak of disease. However, these dogs now enjoy popularity as household pets and independent companions. The breed was registered with the AKC in 1997.
The Shiba Inu breed is described as a sturdy, healthy little dog. However, some hereditary disorders have been found in the breed. The most prevalent and devastating disorder is Patellar Luxation. Hip dysplasia is also seen surprisingly often in the Shiba, considering the breed's small size. Hereditary eye problems are common among several breeds, including the Shiba. For the Shiba, the most common eye defect is cataracts, formerly known as juvenile cataracts. Another problem, and the most common for the Shiba breed, are allergies, such as flea allergies as well as food and inhalant allergies.
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Shiba Inu

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Guard Dog? 3
Watch Dog? 3
Exercise Needed? 4
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 4
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
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