Information about Shiba Inu dogs and puppies

The Shiba Inu is a fearless and fearless dog. Originally from Japan, this smaller dog keeps herself clean, almost like a cat. May not be trustworthy with other pets and dogs. She does well with older children, especially if she socializes when she is young. You need a lot of exercise, but you can live in an apartment with frequent walks. Known as an escape artist, she may tend to wander once free. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.

Approximate adult size

The approximate adult size (two years or older) of the male boxer is inches at the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and pounds. The female varies from inches to the withers and pounds.

Special health considerations

Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Shiba Inu is no exception. Be on the lookout for dental problems, patellar luxation, and canine hip dysplasia (genetic loosening of the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness). This list of diseases is only an informational guide. Other diseases can also be major threats, contact your vet for a complete list.

She must visit the vet several times during the first year for vaccinations, boosters, and check-ups. Then, as an adult, you should visit the vet annually for vaccinations and checkups. As he gets older, ages six and up, he should visit the vet twice a year for checkups and vaccinations. Remind; Avoid feeding your dog candy.


The Shiba Inu has a double coat. The undercoat is thick and soft. The outer coat is smooth, short and rough. You should brush regularly. Brushing will help you maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats, help you to monitor her health more closely, and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Their teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and a toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes plaque and tartar buildup that can cause tooth decay (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, bad breath, and other serious illnesses.

The toenails may need to be examined to see if they are growing and to be trimmed regularly. The back toenails grow more slowly than the front toenails.

Life expectancy

The Shiba Inu can live between 13 and 16 years with proper nutrition, medical care, and excellent living conditions.


The Shiba Inu come from Japan, where they were used as a hunting dog. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1997.

Some records

  • National Shiba Club of America
  • UKC United Kennel Club
  • NKC National Kennel Club
  • CKC Continental Kennel Club
  • APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
  • AKC American Kennel Club
  • FCI Cynologique Internationale Federation
  • NZKC Kennel Club of New Zealand
  • KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
  • ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
  • American Canine Registry ACR

Litter size

2 to 3 Shiba Inu puppies


Not sporty

Terms to describe

Compact, muscular, bold, good-natured, dignity, independent, loyal, loving, lively, alert, clean, fearless


  • Not a thief
  • It stays clean.
  • Easy to break the house.
  • Good watchdog.
  • Good watchdog.


  • May not get along with other dogs.
  • Tends to wander.
  • It can be aggressive.
  • Some say it is not a pet for children.
  • It can be an escape artist.

Other names known for

Scrub dog

Each dog is an individual, so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is only intended to be a good faith guide.

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