Shiba Inu

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Shiba Inu
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3 year old reid Shiba Inu
Ither names Japanese Shiba Inu
Japanese Smaa Size Dug
Shiba Ken
Nicknames Shiba
Kintra o origin Japan
Weight Male 22 poonds (10 kg)
Female 20 (9 kg)
Height Male 14 inches tae 16 inches (35–43 cm)
Female 13 inches tae 15 inches (33–41 cm)
Coat double
Color Reid, Sesame,Black an tan, or white
Litter size 3 puppies on average
Life span 12–15 years
Dug (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Shiba Inu (柴犬?) is the smawest o the sax oreeginal an distinct spitz breeds o dug frae Japan.[1]

A smaa, agile dug that copes very well wi muntainous terrain, the Shiba Inu wis oreeginally bred for huntin.[1][2] It is similar in appearance tae the Akita, tho much smawer in statur. It is ane o the few auncient dug breeds still in existence in the warld the day.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dog Owners Guide: Shiba Inu". Retrieved August 20, 2007. 
  2. "Shiba Inu Breed Standard from AKC". Retrieved August 20, 2007. 
  3. Parker, H.G.; Kim, L.V.; Sutter, N.B.; Carlson, S.; Lorentzen, T.D.; Malek, T.B.; Johnson, G.S.; DeFrance, H.B.; Ostrander, E.A.; Kruglyak, L. (2004-05-21). "Genetic structure of the purebred domestic dog" (PDF). Science. 304 (5674): 1160. doi:10.1126/science.1097406. PMID 15155949.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)