Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

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A fun and lively companion, Shiba Inus are known for their spirited personalities. Sporting distinctive features such as their small upright ears, Shiba Inus display cat-like agility that makes adventure fun. A faithful companion dog, Shibas are loved for their faithfulness to their families.

This breed originated in Japan and is quickly becoming a favorite in the United States is considered the smallest and most ancient of the spitz family. The Japanese use three words to describe the Shiba Inu’s traits: kaani-i (spirited boldness), ryosei (good nature), and soboku (alertness). These traits make up the intelligent, strong-willed, and delightful breed.

Shibas are the dog version of a ninja warrior, effortlessly moving in all directions. Their physical agility is coupled with an attitude of superiority, making them quite independent pups. While independence is a good thing, it can make training more difficult. Starting obedience and even agility training early with your pup will produce the most significant results and firmly establish your bond.

This breed’s perceived stubbornness can cause frustration among owners who don’t fully understand its origins. These dogs are highly perceptive and intelligent; structuring training as game playing rather than directive assertions can prove to be beneficial.

Grown dogs can also become possessive, fiercely guarding their possessions such as food, territory, and toys. Properly socializing your pup can help to minimize this tendency, and continued oversight is recommended to ensure your puppy behaves with proper manners.

Even though Shiba Inus can be testy, they make loyal and devoted family dogs who do well with children and a single owner. This breed can be known to be reactive and dog-aggressive when not appropriately socialized, so monitoring your pup for this behavior is suggested.

These puppies are suited for urban and suburban settings; however, they should never be walked off of the leash due to their natural hunting instincts. Exercise is, however, important to the Shiba Inu, and plenty of time should be given to physical and mental exercise routines.


  • Thick, double-coat resembling a teddy bear
  • Needs room to romp and play
  • Males stand 14.5-16.5 inches, weigh around 23 pounds; Females stand 13-15 inches and weigh up to 17 pounds

CHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)

Apartment Living                             2

Tolerates Being Alone                   2

Child Friendly                                  4

Dog Friendly                                    2

Grooming Needs                             1

Shedding                                         3

Size                                                 3

General Health                                4

Trainability                                       4

Prey Drive                                       5

Barking                                            3

Exercise Needs                               4

Energy Level                                   4

Playfulness                                      4


Bringing home a happy and healthy Shiba Inu puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and specialist knowledge of breeds.