Shiba Inu

The is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breed of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar to but smaller than the Akita Inu. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.

Etymology

Additional Info

  • Height: 2.5cm - 2.5cm
  • Coat: double
  • Color: Red, sesame, black and tan, or white
  • Litter size: 3 puppies on average
  • Life span: 12–15 years
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