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Shiba Inu: History and Appearance
History
The Shiba Inu is a breed with a history that dates back centuries. It is believed to go as far back as 7,000 B.C. One of the smallest Japanese breeds, its ancestors were the dogs that roamed the rugged and rough terrain of Japan’s mountains. Originally the hunters of large animals, these dogs were able to cope with the steep slopes and cold climate. The breed exhibited excellent senses and a keen intelligence that made it a superb hunting dog.
Despite being valued by its home country for centuries, the Shiba Inu did not actually receive its name until 1920. Japan has several stories of how the breed was named, yet none are necessarily true. One story states that the word “Shiba” means “small” in Japanese. Another story states that it refers to the dog’s ability to move through bushes, as the dog was referred to as the “Little Brushwood Dog.” The Shiba Inu was given official recognition and declared “a precious natural product of Japan” by the Cultural Properties Act in 1936.
In the past, the Shiba Inu was actually quite a large dog. The breed was mostly found in the mountains, and was bigger boned and rough looking. These were the dogs that came down for breeding, so even the Shiba Inus of the 1930’s were quite different than those we know today.
The breed suffered greatly during World War II, as did many of the purebred dogs of Europe. Following the war, the breed experienced a devastating distemper epidemic. The Shiba Inu was nearly extinct, and only three bloodlines remained; the San Shiba, the Mino Shiba, and Shin Shu Shiba. The three bloodlines each had their own size and features, yet they were crossed in an effort to preserve the breed. It was from these three bloodlines that the modern Shiba Inu evolved. The Shin Shu Shiba remains a popular bloodline today.
The Shiba Inu did not appear in the United States until 1954. An armed services family brought the dog back to the U.S. with them, though the breed did not catch on until the 1970’s. In the 1970’s Americans began importing the Shiba Inu from Japan. The first litter of Shiba Inu puppies born on American soil took place in 1979.
The American Kennel Club admitted the Shiba Inu in 1992. The breed was initially classed as Miscellaneous, and was then moved to the Non-Sporting group in 1993.
The Shiba Inu is now one of the most popular companion breeds in Japan. It is an excellent watchdog, and still participates in the hunting of smaller animals such as hares or raccoon. While the Shiba Inu has become smaller in size, it still retains much of the appearance and temperament of an ancient hunting dog. The breed still possesses many of the same survival instincts, including a willingness to go after prey, quick thinking skills, and a strong body. It was developed to hunt by sight and smell, and to have the ability to move through thick brush and undergrowth.
Appearance
The Shiba Inu is meant to be small and compact. The males typically grows from 14 ½ inches to 16 ½ inches; with females being 13 ½ inches to 15 ½ inches. Males should weigh 23 lbs., and females should weigh 17 lbs.
The Shiba Inu features a broad, flat forehead that furrows slightly. The head is medium sized, with triangular ears. Shiba Inus should have dark brown eyes, with black eye rims. The shape of the eye is rather unique, and considered to be a bit triangular. The eyes slant upward toward the ears. The muzzle is round, with a strong lower jaw. The muzzle should be whiskered. There is only slight tapering to the black nose. The Shiba Inu has a scissors bite. The teeth should be even and in good health.
The Shiba Inu is a strong, muscular, and compact dog. The neck should be sturdy and thick. The back is firm and straight, and the body demonstrates well-defined muscle and good bone structure. The chest is somewhat broad, and the abdomen should be slightly tucked up. Legs and feet are moderately spaced. The legs are strong and parallel to one another. The feet are catlike, with thick, strong pads. Dewclaws should be removed. The tail is set high, and is usually carried parallel to the back, pointed toward the neck. Curled or sickle tails are allowed, though the previous type is preferred.
The Shiba Inu is double coated. The undercoat is soft and dense, while the outercoat is straight and harsh. The fur is shorter on the face, legs, and ears. There are guard hairs that are supported by the undercoat. The tail is covered in a brush.
The Shiba Inu has a cream, buff, or gray undercoat. Outer coat coloring features “urajiro,” which is a cream or white color that should be on the cheeks, inside the ears, inside the legs, on the abdomen, on the underjaw, upper throat, and sides of muzzle. On red Shiba Inus, this coloring presents on throat and chest. On black or sesame Shiba Inus, it is mainly on both sides of the chest.
Dogs that are bright orange or red may have black tipping on the back or tail. Dogs may also be black with tan points or sesame, which features black tipped hairs on a red background.
Showing a Shiba Inu
In show, the Shiba Inu’s appearance should meet precise criteria. Though it is considered a hunting dog, missing teeth are considered a serious flaw. An improper bite will also be faulted. The Shiba Inu’s coat should not be trimmed, long, or woolly. Any dog that is cream, white, pinto, or oddly marked will be faulted.
Any dog that is either over or under the height specifications will be disqualified. Attention will also be paid to the animal’s weight. The dog’s temperament should be bold and dignified. Dogs that are aggressive, nervous, or shy will be penalized.

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