black and white shiba adult standing


In Japanese, “Shiba” refers to something small, so the breed’s name literally translates to small dog in their native country.

About the Shiba

Shibas are loyal, alert, attentive dogs who alternate between periods of calm and increased activity. They are independent, but nevertheless make very good family dogs.

Their natural habitat was the mountainous region facing the Sea of Japan, where they were used to hunt small game and birds. As such, Shibas have strong prey drives.

Source : faits et caractéristiques clés provenant de la Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Particularités de la race

FCI Groupe 5, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Catégorie de taille
Races de petite taille
Espérance de vie moyenne
12–15 ans

Dynamique / Affectueux / Fidèle / Alerte

Faits marquants

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Demande beaucoup d'éducation
  • Besoin de toilettage modéré