The Shiba Inu
Today’s Shiba Inu has been bred by carefully mixing strains of small Japanese dogs. All Shiba originate from mountainous landlocked parts of Japan, where they thrive on cold weather and enjoy living outdoors. Traditionally they were used as a family dog and make excellent guard dogs. They also excel at hunting small game, and Shiba’s have been used to hunt bear and wild boar as well.Shiba’s come in a variety of colours, but colloquially they are called “Aku Inu`` or Red Dog which is by far the preferred colour. They come in red, shades of red, black and tan. Shiba’s range from 15-16.25 inches in height for males and 13.75-15 inches for females. The height of the Shiba is one of the characteristics of this alert little breed. They have a short, dense coat and their ears and tail are completely natural.
Cintara Kennels has decades of experience and are reknowned for consistently producing top-pedigree champion Shiba Inu. Our dogs win awards, but more importantly, they win the hearts of everyone they meet.
Intelligent, attentive and adaptable. Cintara Shiba Inu are top-performing dogs both nationally and internationally, with a world-class reputation for agility and elegance.
We take great pride in an amazing history and a solid reputation built on referrals from dozens of satisfied customers any of whom can testify to the wonderful temperment and intelligence of Cintara Shiba Inu.
Loyal, Agile and Family-Friendly
Shiba’s have a “fox-like” appearance that is captivating. They are unusually hardy and robust little dogs that do not require the pampering and grooming that so many breeds require. They are the smallest of the Nippon Inu, with a very compact, muscular body. This gives them great agility and an attitude of gracefulness and elegance. They are a very friendly dog, lively and happy while also being very attentive to their owners’ feelings.
They can be an excellent guard dog with a lot of self-assurance, yet are not a ‘yappy’ breed. They make an excellent family pet and a wonderful playmate for children. The loyalty of the breed to their masters and family is a much-repeated statement that we have heard from the people who have owned them.
A History of Excellence
Decades of experience and countless testimonials from everyone who has experienced the added joy of life with Cintara Kennels Shiba Inu. Our Shiba’s have become irreplaceable companions for a wide variety of wonderful people, including celebrities and sultans.
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