This intelligent and sweet-natured Spitz has long been a favorite of the Japanese people. They make excellent guard dogs and are very quiet in mannerism around the home.PURPOSE OF BREED:This small Spitz breed is the cousin of the Akita. They were developed in the mountainous regions of Japan as a hunting dog for small birds. They were occasionally used to hunt bigger game such as boars, bear or deer.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:5 puppies
The Shiba Inu has a double coat. The topcoat is fairly short, dense, plush and stands off. The undercoat is so dense one can barely find the skin. They require little brushing. A Shiba Inu is either red with a cream face, or red, black and tan.
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