shiba inushi·ba i·nu
A dog of a small breed developed in Japan, having erect ears, a curled tail carried over the back, and a thick coat of various colors, including red or black and tan.
Origin of shiba inuJapanese, of dialectal (inland central Honshu) origin : shiba, of unknown origin + inu, dog.
From Japanese 柴犬 (shibainu). inu means dog.