A Beginners Guide to Shiba-Inus

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The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today. The Shiba's frame is compact with well-developed muscles. Males are 141⁄2 inches to 161⁄2 inches (35–43 cm) at withers. Females are 131⁄2 inches to 151⁄2 inches (33–41 cm). The preferred size is the middle of the range for each sex. Average weight at preferred size is approximately 23 pounds (10 kg) for males, 17 pounds (8 kg) for females. Bone is moderate. Coat: Double coated with the outer coat being stiff and straight and the undercoat soft and thick. Fur is short and even on the fox-like face, ears, and legs. Guard hairs stand off the body are about 11⁄2 to 2 inches long at the... More > withers.< Less
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December 8, 2013
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