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What is a teacup Shiba Inu?

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A teacup Shiba Inu, also called a Mame Shiba Inu, is a small-sized breed of Japanese dog. In Japanese, "mame" means "bean" or "tiny like a bean," and "inu" means "dog". Therefore, the name "Mame Shiba Inu" literally means "tiny Shiba dog."

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What is a teacup Shiba Inu?
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Mame Shiba Inus typically are less than 35 centimeters tall and weigh significantly less than their larger Shiba Inu relatives. A normal-sized Shiba can weigh between 17 and 25 pounds. Mame Shiba Inus come in a variety of colors, such as tan, red, red sesame, cream and black; however, red is the most prominent color found in the breed. The personality of Mame Shiba Inus can be described as loyal but mischievous.

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