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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.

Shiba Inu