Shiba Inu

Temperament: Independent and feisty with strong prey drive, the Shiba Inu is intelligent and loyal to family while aloof with strangers. Known for their cleanliness, they can easy to housebreak and are long lived, sturdy, beautiful dogs, and the most popular companion dog in Japan.

Height: Male: 38 - 41 cm (15 to 16 in) Female: 35 to38 cm (14 to 15 in)

Weight: Male: 10-13 kg (22 - 23 lb) Female: 8-10 kg (20 - 22 lb)

Life Span: 12-15 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.37

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.00

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Shizen no Tamashii Atarashii Yuujou M0.47-0.03-0.25
2 Daiyuna V. Xirana Kensha F0.47-0.00-0.19
3 Fumio of Sunrise Inu M0.270.07-0.07
4 Rodan M0.42-0.060.11
5 Jiyuna Seishin Asahi F0.290.01-0.03
6 Kokushinshu Go Enshuu Ammasou F0.38-0.04-0.01
7 Yoru No Hime Baggio M0.38-0.030.16
8 Lanakila Go Hauoli Shiba M0.290.040.05
9 We-Sedso Junzo M0.310.00-0.09
10 Demishstar Wakidzashi M0.34-0.060.30

The smallest of the original six native Japanese spitz breeds, the ancient Shiba Inu was original bred for hunting small game in the mountains of Japan. Long the subject of interest from breed conservationists, the breed almost died out in World War II. Three distinct lines remained and from these, all Shiba Inu today descend.

Overall, the Shiba Inu is an overall healthy breed, and the longest living dog, who died at 26, was a Shiba Inu. The most common health problems in Shiba Inu seem to be ocular genetic disorders and allergies. Hip dysplasia is uncommon and appears before age two. Shiba Inu can have some typical small dog problems like luxating patella and dental issues.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I105433.75%
Class I10810.63%
Class I109123.13%
Class I11091.88%
Class I11331.25%
Class I11601.88%
Class I119125.00%
Class I11920.63%
Class I11930.63%
Class I11941.25%
Class I11952.50%
Class I11960.63%
Class I11986.88%
Class II20156.88%
Class II201824.38%
Class II20320.63%
Class II206721.88%
Class II20830.63%
Class II20971.25%
Class II20981.88%
Class II21050.63%
Class II210635.00%
Class II21070.63%
Class II21082.50%
Class II21091.88%
Class II21101.25%
Class II21110.63%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Ai no Jikan go Yukiko KenshaM0.63-0.110.03
2Ai to Makoto go Yukiko KenshaF0.340.10-0.09
3Akafukuryuu Go Saitama KatouM0.340.06-0.07
4Akagitsune BitekiF0.36-0.01-0.06
5Akai Hana UroshimoM0.36-0.03-0.07
6Aozora Tenshi go Yukiko KenshaF0.35-0.010.06
7Ayaka Sasaki go Yukiko KenshaF0.310.000.07
8Copperdots Beikoku BenikaF0.380.01-0.13
9Daichi No Hideo Of Twins HomeM0.380.01-0.14
10Daiko No Koharu GoF0.320.04-0.05
11Daiyuna V. Xirana KenshaF0.47-0.00-0.19
12Dar Chingiza Let's Do Some Hocus PocusM0.37-0.01-0.01
13Demishstar WakidzashiM0.34-0.060.30
14Dragon House InvictusM0.40-0.04-0.06
15Explorer's BenihimeF0.29-0.020.25
16Explorer's K-Midori TanakaF0.30-0.030.10
17Fudo Kurokyou of Twins HomeM0.320.02-0.00
18Fumio of Sunrise InuM0.270.07-0.07
19Hi-Jinx AmirahF0.320.01-0.05
20Hiroshi Tempo del Cazadora BlancaM0.45-0.030.06
21Honovi Lokelani Kaberu Go Des-MarF0.400.01-0.18
22Inaridou IrohaF0.290.10-0.13
23Inaridou MugenM0.330.04-0.04
24Isshi Neomy Go KuroakasouF0.270.030.12
25Iva MorikoF0.38-0.030.04
26Jacque Tati de L'Emire des SamuraisM0.220.020.18
27Jazmin YorokobiF0.300.01-0.03
28Jiyuna Seishin AsahiF0.290.01-0.03
29Jogoso's Notorious Time Lord At KaberuM0.38-0.060.00
31Kichirou Ryunosuke-Go Samurai YashikiM0.44-0.04-0.02
33Kiyomi of the Potala PalaceF0.300.04-0.04
34Koji Katana Go Shun' You KenshaM0.52-0.05-0.13
35Koki Tarou Go Shun'You KenshaM0.49-0.060.02
36Kokushinshu Go Enshuu AmmasouF0.38-0.04-0.01
37Kuro-Gitsune MachikoF0.380.010.03
38Lanakila Go Hauoli ShibaM0.290.040.05
39Magic Touch Incipita VitaM0.400.04-0.13
40Mara-shima Genbu GoM0.230.020.15
41Mara-Shimas Shining MiracleF0.29-0.010.20
42Mara-shimas TamamizuF0.310.02-0.06
43Masakatsu Agatsu Go KuroakasouM0.41-0.020.01
44Mira Go Bingo KamishimasouF0.21-0.000.21
45Myoubu Go Chuken Kiku KenshaF0.49-0.070.03
46Nozomashii Mirai Go KuroakasouF0.50-0.01-0.11
47Piper's Signs of SpringF0.42-0.090.11
48Porskaerlunds YumiF0.340.020.02
49Rei No Kikyo Go TessaigaF0.45-0.01-0.17
51Rontu Joshi Del Cazadora BlancaF0.29-0.060.21
52Sakura Go KazumisouF0.55-0.09-0.03
53San Jo Game OnM0.55-0.070.01
54Sesshomaru Go TessaigaM0.44-0.07-0.02
55Setzusan Divinita LunareF0.280.050.09
56Shiluan Yara of OinariF0.71-0.11-0.04
57Shintenjin Go Enshuu HirosesouM0.47-0.130.26
58Shiro Nakama V. WankytanM0.37-0.04-0.02
59Shishi no Ichiran go BangaichisouM0.37-0.030.01
60Shizen no Tamashii Atarashii YuujouM0.47-0.03-0.25
61Shizen no Tamashii Daidô ShôiM0.280.020.02
62Shizen no Tamashii Eien ni Saku HanaF0.31-0.040.23
63Shizen no Tamashii Fudou MyououM0.300.04-0.07
64Shizen no Tamashii Getsuga TenshouM0.280.08-0.08
65Shizen no Tamashii Guren no HanaF0.470.04-0.20
66Sunojo How We Say ZeeM0.380.01-0.17
67Sunojo Pai Azyuu GoM0.320.01-0.01
68Sutamuroku NaomiF0.42-0.07-0.07
69Sutamuroku Queequeg OthM0.340.05-0.15
70Takai Döro AmiF0.45-0.030.02
71Taree Yakumi Del Cazadora BlancaF0.280.010.07
72Ura No Namihime Go Asahi KeisukesouF0.410.01-0.03
73Vaka Go You DjenimaM0.310.000.09
74Vonspargs Loki Of OinariM0.42-0.04-0.01
75Vormund Lex LuthorM0.34-0.040.04
76Wazari Baruda del Cazadora BlancaF0.590.01-0.24
77We-Sedso JunzoM0.310.00-0.09
78Yoru No Hime BaggioM0.38-0.030.16
79Yukizakurame Go KagiyasouF0.380.01-0.00
80Zumba Zumba Incipita VitaF0.47-0.06-0.09

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