What Is a Sheeba Dog?


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A Shiba, otherwise known as a Shiba Inu, is a breed of dog recognized by the AKC. The breed is categorized as a nonsporting dog and is known for its independent nature, compact frame and double coat that can be black and tan, red or red and sesame.

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What Is a Sheeba Dog?
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Shiba Inus grow to be about 13 to 16 inches tall at the shoulder and typically weigh between 17 and 20 pounds. They are very loyal companions, but they are known to be weary of outsiders, which also makes them excellent watch dogs. Their coats need to be brushed regularly, and they require a fair amount of exercise. The AKC recommends early obedience training to counter their independent nature.

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