Shiba Inu

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in Japan
  • He was bred for hunting

Personality and Behavior

  • He's independent-natured
  • He's reserved with strangers
  • He's affectionate with his family
  • He has a high prey drive and will chase smaller animals
  • He tends to be aggressive with other dogs


  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.


  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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