Shiba Inu Rescue Information: The Shiba Inu is a Japanese hunting dog similar to a small Akita. Shibas are proud, courageous, independent, and intelligent. Shibas are excellent with children. Shibas can be socialized with cats and opposite-sex canines. The Shiba Inu should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the.
As the life span of a Shiba is years these adult dogs have a long life ahead of them to share and give joy to new families. We care for these dogs very much and will place them only in homes that we feel will make them very happy. We do not ship so please don’t ask. The Shiba's frame is compact with well-developed muscles. Males are 35 to 43 cm (14 to 17 in) at the withers. Females are 33 to 41 cm (13 to 16 in). The preferred size is the middle of the range for each sex.
According to the American Kennel Club, Shiba Inus have an “alert, active, and attentive” temperament. They have white markings on their red, black, or tan coats, making them similar in appearance to a fox. They keep a smooth stride and a watchful expression – their confidence is visible from a distance. With an adult dog, you can easily see what you're getting, and plenty of adult Shiba Inus have already proven themselves not to have negative characteristics. If you want a puppy, you can avoid some negative traits by choosing the right breeder and the right puppy.