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Shiba inu
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
13-16 inches (33-41 cm.)
18-30 lbs. (8-14 kg.)
red, red with a little black overlay, or black with tan markings. There is also white or cream-colored markings on the cheeks, sides of the muzzle, throat, underside and chest. It may also have white on the legs, tail tip, and above the eyes.
Life Span:
about 12-15 years.
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Shiba inu

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Shiba inu Description
  The Shiba is a compact, agile, small furry dog that looks like a miniature Akita. It has a broad forehead, pointed face and triangular prick ears. Its eyes are dark and small and the nose is dark. The teeth form a scissors bite. Its thick and strong Spitz-like tail curls over the back and is carried in a ring or with a sickle curve. It has a plush double coat.  
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