Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Shiba Inu dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Shiba Inu.

Shiba Inu Guide and Fact File

Height: The average male is 14-16 inches / average female Shiba Inu is 13-15 inches

Weight: Average male Shiba Inu weighs 18-25 pounds / average female weighs 15-20 pounds

Size of Dog: The Shiba Inu is a small to medium sized dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Shiba Inu belongs to the Non-Sporting Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: The Shiba Inu originates from Japan

Exercise Needs: The Shiba Inu requires moderate daily exercise

Coat Type: The Shiba Inu has a short, stiff double coat (black & tan, red or red sesame colors)

Shedding hairs: The Shiba Inu is a seasonal heavy shedder

Grooming needs: This breed of puppy and dog requires regular grooming

Training a Shiba Inu (Trainability): This breed is trainable (obedience training should start young)


Other Names of Shiba Inu: Shiba Dog, Shiba, Japanese Small Size Dog, Japanese Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 12 - 15 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size is 3-4 puppies for the Shiba Inu breed

Temperament / Behaviour: Independent, Lively, Alert, Brave, Fun-Loving and Loyal

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Shiba Inu puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Shiba Inu dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs

Shiba Inu puppies and dogs are spirited, alert and brave. This breed is the smallest of the six distinct Japanese breeds but despite its size, is naturally very courageous and enthusiastic. This is a quick little dog that shows great determination and strength. It has high levels of stamina and shows eagerness. This breed of puppy and dog tends to give its family a lot of respect, loyalty, love and affection. The Shiba Inu is very bright and alert, this is a naturally watchful breed that usually makes a very good watchdog. This small dog pays great effort and is willing and eager to please its owners. The Shiba Inu is friendly and sociable towards those that it knows, however, it can be a little reserved around unfamiliar people. Therefore, suitable socialization should start from a young age so that puppies grow into adult dogs understanding how to behave suitably towards strangers.

Choosing Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Shiba Inu puppies grow into small to medium sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Shiba Inu puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. This is a generally very healthy breed, however, some it is more susceptible to some health illnesses and conditions that others. The health issues are listed via the link above. The Shiba Inu requires regular daily exercise and regular grooming. This is a heavy seasonal shedder and during these times, grooming should be increased to daily. This breed is trainable, however, their natural personality tends to be independent so training can be a little slow. Obedience training should commence from a young age. Puppies and dogs from this breed have fun-loving and happy characteristics which make them great companions and fun to be around.

Shiba Inu Puppies and Dogs

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