Country of Origin: Japan.
Coat: Shiba Inu have a short, straight-haired overcoat with a soft undercoat. The most common Shiba Inu colors are red, red sesame, black and tan, and cream
Character: Shiba Inu are curious, cheerful, and watchful. Shiba Inu bond closely with their owners. Shiba Inu are easily housebroken and bark infrequently.
Temperament: Shiba Inu are normally reserved around children and strangers but they normally get along well with all living things.
Care: Shiba Inu periodically need to have dead hairs removed with a metal-toothed comb.
Training: It is best to make training seem like playtime, because the Shiba Inu is very independent and thinks for itself.
Activity: The Shiba Inu has remarkable stamina but will adapt itself to the exercise needs of its family.
Description : Shiba Inu have outgoing personalities, and are good natured. Shiba Inu are the common breed in Japan. The Shiba Inu's worldwide popularity is growing even though it has only been in recent years that he has been seen out of his native land. Shiba Inu are a bit difficult to train, but if they are handled with consistent firm training they respond well. Shiba Inu are loyal and possess a good sense of what their owners are feeling. Shiba Inu need to have human interaction and should not be left alone in the back yard. Shiba Inu have a unique vocalization: their bark may sound like a "yodel".