The Shiba is the smallest of the Japanese native breeds of dog and was originally developed for hunting by sight and scent in the dense undergrowth of Japan's mountainous areas. Alert and agile with keen senses, he is also an excellent watchdog and companion. His frame is compact with well-developed muscles. Males and females are distinctly different in appearance: males are masculine without coarseness, females are feminine without weakness of structure. Males 14-1/2 inches to 16-1/2 inches at withers. Females 13-1/2 inches to 15-1/2 inches. The preferred size is the middle of the range for each sex. Average weight at preferred size is approximately 23 pounds for males, 17 pounds for females. Males have a height to length ration of 10 to 11, females slightly longer. Bone is moderate. Disqualification- Males over 16-1/2 inches in dogs and under 14-1/2 inches. Females over 15-1/2 inches and under 13 -1/2 inches.
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|Banner coming soon||Riegel Papillons & Shibas
Staten Island, New York
Carlotta Dennie, (718) 273-8840
Breeding & Shiba Rescue
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