PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

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Shiba Inu

The bold, spirited Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed originally developed to hunt birds and small game on mountainous terrain. His small, dense body is marked by prick ears and a curled tail on a stunning soft, thick double coat, which should be brushed regularly. Independent, loyal and affectionate, he excels as a watchdog and companion. Moderate exercise from leash walks or in a fenced yard is a must for this active, agile breed.

Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
In Japanese, the word “shiba” means “brushwood,” describing the breed’s hunting grounds, while “inu” means “dog.” The Shiba Inu is commonly referred to as the “Little Brushwood Dog.”
Also Known As:
Japanese Shiba Inu
Japanese Small Size Dog
Shiba Ken
Shiba Inu
  • Size Small
  • Height Males – 37 to 42 centimetres, Females – 34 to 39 centimetres
  • Weight 8 to 10 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black and tan, cream, red, or red sesame with white markings
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both