The Shiba Inu dog breed was originally used to breed birds and small animals, And occasionally was used to hunt wild boar. The Shiba Inu breed is a furry and compact dog, said to be a miniature version of the similarly Japanese Akita breed.
- Life Span: 12 to 16 years
- Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs
- Height: 1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot
- Weight: 17 to 23 pounds