Shiba Inu

 Shiba Inu Puppies

The Shiba Inu puppies are small and compact Japanese native breeds. Their head is in proportion with their small body. They have a round muzzle which narrows somewhat towards the nose. Its lips and nose are black. The dog also has deep-set eyes which are triangular and dark in color. The eye rims are also black. When erect, the small ears form a triangular shape. What is more is that the dog makes a scissors bite.

When shopping for the Shiba Inu puppys, it is important to look at its legs. The front legs are usually straight and the dewclaws are often removed. The dog also has a high-set tail which is a little thick at the base and curled in a ring or sickle curve. The dog’s coat has a stiff straight outer coat and soft thick undercoat. If considering Shiba Inu puppies San Diego, you can choose from such colors as red, red with a black overlay, sesame with red markings, or black with tan. The undercoat is usually cream, gray or buff. You should also expect marking on the puppy’s throat, muzzle, cheeks and chest. Some puppies have white on the legs, above the eyes and on the tip of their tail.


The Shiba Inu puppies San Diego are often purchased for their confidence, alertness, boldness and courage. They are trainable, kind and loving. They bond strongly with their owners and are relatively clean and tend to avoid puddles. This dog breed is easy to housebreak because of its small size and little bark. Generally, the Shiba Inu are delightful and playful. After training, they adjust well with kids and other household pets. You should socialize the Shiba Inu puppys well to avoid their becoming reserved with strangers as they grow. Additionally, if the owner does not take his or her master role well, the pet can become stubborn as it sets its own rules. Another important point to note is never to entrust the dog with other small pets. The breed has a natural hunting instinct which can cause it to harm such pets as small birds, guinea pigs and rabbits. Moreover, be cautious before taking the lease off as the dog loves to chase. Other than that, the puppy adapts well in homes and travel.

Living condition

With sufficient exercise, an apartment is sufficient for the puppy. It is usually moderately active. Its strong body coat protects it from cold and hot weather conditions. All in all, you should never leave your puppies alone. They regard themselves as part of your family.


Male: 14 to 16 inches

Female: 13 to 15 inches


Male: 8 to 11 Kilograms

Female: 6.8 to 9 kilograms

Health problems

Hip dysplasia, PRA and slipped kneecap


The Shiba Inu puppies San Diego can adapt to any condition. The only thing you need to do is take it for a walk on a regular basis. This dog can walk for long distances without straining.

Life expectancy

12 to 15 years

Typical use

The Shiba Inu offers great indoor and outdoor companion.

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