Brought to America from Japan as recently as 60 years ago, Shiba Inus are growing in popularity in the West and are already the most popular breed in their homeland. Their white markings combined with their coloring (red, red sesame, or black and tan) and their alert expression and smooth stride makes them almost foxlike. They’re sturdy, muscular dogs with a bold, confident personality to match.
Personality: Alert, active, and attentive
Energy Level: Very Active; Shibas need exercise each day, whether it’s a vigorous play session or a long walk.
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Height: 14-17 inches (male), 13-16 inches (female)
Weight: 18-24 pounds (male), 15-20 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Barking Level: Quiet