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 Black Skywalker di Poggio Petroio M0.56-0.090.06
2 Shoeime Of Tai Yuan - Taiwan F0.41-0.020.01
3 Yoru No Hime Andylu F0.400.03-0.16
4 Yoru No Hime Simba - Genseiko Of M0.30-0.020.30
5 Unmei Chiisana Kitsune F0.410.01-0.16
6 Ayame Migoto Go Okami No Tsuki F0.260.12-0.20
7 Ajisai Hime Go Okami No Tsuki F0.490.00-0.09
8 Bashou no Sei go Yukiko Kensha M0.340.03-0.11
9 Lara Haruna of the Potala Palace F0.39-0.050.16
10 Watashi no Chiisana Kitsune F0.360.01-0.02

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
1054210632.97%
1191201825.82%
1091206721.98%
119820156.59%
119521082.20%
110921091.65%
116020981.65%
113321101.10%
119420971.10%
108120320.55%
109121060.55%
109121070.55%
109121290.55%
119120830.55%
119221110.55%
119321060.55%
119621050.55%
119720010.55%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I105432.97%
Class I10810.55%
Class I109123.63%
Class I11091.65%
Class I11331.10%
Class I11601.65%
Class I119126.37%
Class I11920.55%
Class I11930.55%
Class I11941.10%
Class I11952.20%
Class I11960.55%
Class I11970.55%
Class I11986.59%
Class II20010.55%
Class II20156.59%
Class II201825.82%
Class II20320.55%
Class II206721.98%
Class II20830.55%
Class II20971.10%
Class II20981.65%
Class II21050.55%
Class II210634.07%
Class II21070.55%
Class II21082.20%
Class II21091.65%
Class II21101.10%
Class II21110.55%
Class II21290.55%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Ai no Jikan go Yukiko KenshaM0.63-0.100.03
2Ai to Makoto go Yukiko KenshaF0.340.10-0.09
3Ajisai Hime Go Okami No TsukiF0.490.00-0.09
4Akafukuryuu Go Saitama KatouM0.340.06-0.07
5Akagitsune BitekiF0.36-0.01-0.06
6Akai Hana UroshimoM0.36-0.03-0.07
7Aozora Tenshi go Yukiko KenshaF0.350.000.06
8Ayaka Sasaki go Yukiko KenshaF0.310.010.07
9Ayame Migoto Go Okami No TsukiF0.260.12-0.20
10Bashou no Sei go Yukiko KenshaM0.340.03-0.11
11Black Skywalker di Poggio PetroioM0.56-0.090.06
12Color Breeze MichieF0.330.02-0.10
13Copperdots Beikoku BenikaF0.380.01-0.13
14Daichi No Hideo Of Twins HomeM0.370.01-0.14
15Daiko No Koharu GoF0.320.04-0.05
16Daiyuna V. Xirana KenshaF0.470.00-0.19
17Dar Chingiza Let's Do Some Hocus PocusM0.360.00-0.01
18Demishstar WakidzashiM0.34-0.060.30
19Dragon House InvictusM0.40-0.04-0.06
20Explorer's BenihimeF0.28-0.020.25
21Explorer's K-Midori TanakaF0.30-0.030.10
22Fudo Kurokyou of Twins HomeM0.320.020.00
23Fumio of Sunrise InuM0.270.07-0.07
24Hi-Jinx AmirahF0.320.02-0.05
25Hiroshi Tempo del Cazadora BlancaM0.45-0.020.06
26Honovi Lokelani Kaberu Go Des-MarF0.400.01-0.18
27Inaridou IrohaF0.290.10-0.13
28Inaridou MugenM0.330.04-0.04
29Isshi Neomy Go KuroakasouF0.270.030.12
30Iva MorikoF0.38-0.030.04
31Jazmin YorokobiF0.300.01-0.03
32Jiyuna Seishin AsahiF0.290.02-0.03
33Jogoso's Notorious Time Lord At KaberuM0.38-0.060.00
34KatsuraF0.27-0.030.30
35Kichirou Ryunosuke-Go Samurai YashikiM0.44-0.04-0.02
36KimikoF0.30-0.020.06
37Kiyomi of the Potala PalaceF0.300.04-0.04
38Koji Katana Go Shun' You KenshaM0.52-0.04-0.13
39Koki Tarou Go Shun'You KenshaM0.49-0.060.02
40Kokushinshu Go Enshuu AmmasouF0.37-0.04-0.01
41Kuro-Gitsune MachikoF0.370.010.03
42Lanakila Go Hauoli ShibaM0.290.040.06
43Lara Haruna of the Potala PalaceF0.39-0.050.16
44Magic Touch Incipita VitaM0.400.05-0.13
45Mara-shima Genbu GoM0.230.030.15
46Mara-Shimas Shining MiracleF0.29-0.010.20
47Mara-shimas TamamizuF0.310.02-0.06
48Masakatsu Agatsu Go KuroakasouM0.41-0.020.01
49Mira Go Bingo KamishimasouF0.210.000.21
50Myoubu Go Chuken Kiku KenshaF0.49-0.070.03
51N'Jacques Tati de L'Empire des SamouraisM0.220.020.18
52Nozomashii Mirai Go KuroakasouF0.50-0.01-0.11
53Piper's Signs of SpringF0.42-0.090.11
54Porskaerlunds YumiF0.340.020.02
55Rei No Kikyo Go TessaigaF0.44-0.01-0.17
56RodanM0.42-0.060.11
57Rontu Joshi Del Cazadora BlancaF0.29-0.060.21
58Sakura Go KazumisouF0.55-0.08-0.03
59San Jo Game OnM0.55-0.060.01
60Sesshomaru Go TessaigaM0.44-0.07-0.02
61Setzusan Divinita LunareF0.280.050.09
62Shiluan Yara of OinariF0.71-0.11-0.04
63Shintenjin Go Enshuu HirosesouM0.47-0.130.26
64Shiro Nakama V. WankytanM0.37-0.03-0.02
65Shishi no Ichiran go BangaichisouM0.37-0.030.01
66Shizen no Tamashii Atarashii YuujouM0.47-0.03-0.25
67Shizen no Tamashii Daidô ShôiM0.280.020.02
68Shizen no Tamashii Eien ni Saku HanaF0.31-0.040.23
69Shizen no Tamashii Fudou MyououM0.300.03-0.07
70Shizen no Tamashii Getsuga TenshouM0.280.09-0.08
71Shizen no Tamashii Guren no HanaF0.470.05-0.20
72Shoeime Of Tai Yuan - TaiwanF0.41-0.020.01
73Sunojo How We Say ZeeM0.380.01-0.17
74Sunojo Pai Azyuu GoM0.320.01-0.01
75Sutamuroku NaomiF0.42-0.07-0.07
76Sutamuroku Queequeg OthM0.340.06-0.15
77Takai Döro AmiF0.44-0.020.02
78Taree Yakumi Del Cazadora BlancaF0.280.010.07
79Unmei Chiisana KitsuneF0.410.01-0.16
80Ura No Namihime Go Asahi KeisukesouF0.410.02-0.03
81Vaka Go You DjenimaM0.310.000.09
82Vonspargs Loki Of OinariM0.42-0.04-0.01
83Vormund Lex LuthorM0.34-0.040.04
84Watashi no Chiisana KitsuneF0.360.01-0.02
85Wazari Baruda del Cazadora BlancaF0.580.01-0.24
86We-Sedso JunzoM0.310.00-0.09
87Yoru No Hime AndyluF0.400.03-0.16
88Yoru No Hime BaggioM0.38-0.030.16
89Yoru No Hime Simba - Genseiko Of M0.30-0.020.30
90Yukizakurame Go KagiyasouF0.380.010.00
91Zumba Zumba Incipita VitaF0.47-0.06-0.09

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