Siberian Shiba

About the Breed

The Siberian Shiba is a small, independent dog breed that has been gaining popularity in recent years. This ancient Japanese breed has a unique look and an even more unique personality. The Siberian Shiba is loyal, loving, and full of energy. With its long history of being an independent hunter, this breed is ideal for those looking for an active companion that can be trained to fit their lifestyle. In this article, we will explore the temperaments and characteristics of the Siberian Shiba as well as the health checks and healthy weight associated with this breed. History The exact origin story of the Siberian Shiba is unclear but it is believed that it was first bred in Japan centuries ago for hunting small game such as rabbits and birds. It was also used as a guard dog by Buddhist monks due to its alertness and fearlessness when faced with danger. This breed eventually made its way to North America during World War II when American soldiers brought them back from Japan as pets. Since then, their popularity has grown steadily over the years thanks to their unique look and personality traits. Temperament & Characteristics The Siberian Shiba is known for being very independent which can make training challenging but rewarding at the same time. They are loyal pets who form strong bonds with their owners once they have established trust between each other. Despite being independent-minded, they are still very affectionate towards those they love most and enjoy spending time playing or cuddling with their family members whenever possible. The Siberians are also incredibly alert which makes them excellent guard dogs who will sound an alarm if someone unfamiliar enters their space or if theres any unexpected noises nearby. Health & Weight The average weight of an adult Siberian Shiba should range from 10-25 pounds depending on size variations within the breed (i.e., male versus female). Its important to ensure your dog stays within this range since overfeeding can lead to various health issues such as obesity or joint problems later on in life due to excess strain on bones/ligaments caused by carrying too much weight around every day. To ensure optimal health for your pup, make sure you take them for regular vet checkups so any developing issues can be addressed early on before it becomes a major problem. Additionally, provide your pup with plenty of exercise each day along with a balanced diet filled with nutritious ingredients. The Siberian Shiba may be small but dont let that fool you - they are fearless hunters packed into pint-sized packages! They have become increasingly popular over recent years because of their affectionate personalities combined with their independence and alertness making them ideal companions for active families who want a loyal friend by their side no matter what life throws at them! With proper care, your pup will stay healthy & happy throughout its lifetime - just remember to stay up-to-date on all necessary health checks & provide plenty of exercise each day!

Healthy weight:

18-25 pounds

Recommended Food

Medium or Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Coal Black
  • Red Sesame
  • White
  • Cream
  • Sable
  • Silver Grey
  • Black & Tan
  • Red & Black

Ideal for owners that

  • Patient
  • Good Trainer
  • Loyal
  • Independent
  • Active
  • Adaptable
  • Confident
  • Affectionate

Health Considerations

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Demodicosis
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hypothyroidism

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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