Shiba Inu Information

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Shiba Inu

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Shiba Inu

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The Shiba Inu At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
12 - 15 yrs 
Height Range
14.5 - 16.5 in (m) 13.5 - 15.5 (f) 
Weight Range
20 - 30 lbs (m) 15 - 25 lbs (f) 
Red, Sesame, Black & Tan, and Cream (cream is fault in AKC shows but not in most other registries). Urajiro (cream to white) reqd on sides of muzzle, cheeks, inside ears, underjaw and upper throat, inside legs, around vent, and ventral tail 
Medium to low; very intelligent and stubborn 
With Children
Good if properly socialized; can be wary of strangers 
With Animals
Known to be same-sex aggressive. Require socialization 
Tolerates cold well, but not extreme heat 
Does well indoors with adequate exercise; does best with some indoor and some outdoor time (in fenced yard... known to dig, climb, run) 
Exercise Reqd
Needs daily exercise; must be on leash or fenced yard 
Grooming Reqd
Weekly brushing when not shedding. Daily when shedding (2x per year) 
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Shiba Inu Information
Information courtesy of Jennifer Olsen, B & B Shibas

Shiba Inu Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Shiba Inu breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA