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Shiba Inu

The most popular dog in Japan! (other names: Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken, Japanese Small Size Dog)

Shiba Inu
origin:Japan
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:13 years
classification:Non-sporting
height:35 to 40 cm
weight:9 to 14 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

One of the ancients dog breeds, the Shiba Inu is bred in Japan since 300/500 b.C.

The origins of the name of this breed are unclear. “Inu” means dog in Japanese and “Shiba” can be either mean “red shrub” or “small”. So, the name “Shiba” could have been given because of its color, red could have been the most common at the time, because of its hunting skills, since they were used to hunt in shrubs, or because of its mall size, being the shorter one amongst the Japanese breeds.

The Shiba Inu is now a very popular breed in Japan but during the Second World War, its numbers decreased dramatically putting it on verge of extinction. There were at that time three distin