He is small in size, very well proportioned and robust, muscular and with a good bone structure. The Shiba Inu has the appearance of a miniature Akita Inu.
Between 35 and 43 cm (13.78 to 16.93 inches) for the male
Between 33 and 41 cm (12.99 to 16.14 inches) for the female
Between 6 and 12 kg (13.23 to 26.46 pounds) for the male
Between 6 and 12 kg (13.23 to 26.46 pounds) for the female
The coat of the Shiba Inu can be sesame, red or black sesame, black and tan, red and in the non-standard ones, pinto (fairly large white markings on the body), cream or white.
His coat is straight and hard on the surface, while the undercoat is rather soft and very dense.
His head has a very wide forehead. His small triangular eyes are dark. His triangular ears are small and erect. His nose is black. His thick tail is tightly rolled up or drooping over the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #257