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Breed Standards for the Shiba Inu



General Appearance:

Moderately compact, and slightly longer than tall.




Foxlike head; Almond-shaped eyes; Small, triangular, erect ears, well furred.




Curled over back




Light, quick, and agile, with an effortless, smooth stride.




A double coat consisting of a strong straight out coat with a soft undercoat.




Weight:  20 – 30 lb

Height:   male:  14 .5” – 16.5”;  female:  13.5” – 15.5”




Bold, independent, and headstrong.

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