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Shiba Inu

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.