THE SHIBA INU

the shiba inu dog

The Shiba Inu (柴犬 ) is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan.

A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It looks similar to and is often mistaken for other Japanese dog breeds like the Akita Inu or Hokkaido, but the Shiba Inu is a different breed with a distinct blood line, temperament and smaller size than other Japanese dog breeds. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.

Shiba Colors

Preferred by the FCI Shiba Inu
Breed Standard

RED Female

shiba inu red female

RED Male

shiba inu red male

SESAME Female

shiba inu sesame female

SESAME Male

shiba inu seasme male

BLACK & TAN Female

Shiba Inu BLACK & TAN Female

BLACK & TAN Male

Shiba Inu BLACK & TAN Male