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Breed Standards for the Shiba Inu

 

 

General Appearance:

Moderately compact, and slightly longer than tall.

 

 

Head:

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

 

 

Tail:

Curled over back

 

 

Gait:

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

 

 

Coat:

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

 

 

Size:

Weight:  20 – 30 lb

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

 

 

Temperament:

Bold, independent, and headstrong.


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