Other Names: Japanese Shiba Inu, Brushwood Dog, Japanese Small-size Dog Country of Origin: Japan Lifespan: 12-13 Years Male Height: 14.5-16.5 Inches Male Weight: 20-30 Pounds Female Height: 13.5-15.5 Inches Female Weight: 20-30 Pounds
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The Shiba Inu is one of the most popular dogs in Japan, and he is beginning to become more popular in other parts of the world. Shiba Inu means "small dog", and this dog definitely looks like a small Akita . Originally used as a companion of hunters, the Shiba Inu has adapted well to household life.
The Shiba Inu likely crossed over to Japan from Korea and China. He is a descendent of the northern spitz-type dog and has been used for thousands of years to assist Japanese hunters in the mountainous regions of Japan.
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