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The Shiba Inu is a cute Spitz type dog, its name literally means "little dog" in Japanese. They are in fact a smaller version of a Akita Inu and like their larger cousins, they were originally bred as hunting and working dogs. Shibas always seem to be interested in everything going on around them, and over the years they have earned a reputation in their native Japan as a reliable, trustworthy, and fun-loving family pet.
Read our Japanese Shiba Inu Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.