Shiba Inu Definition

shēbə ēno͝o
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.
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Origin of Shiba Inu

  • Japanese of dialectal (inland central Honshu) origin shiba of unknown origin inu dog

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 柴犬 (shibainu). inu means dog.

    From Wiktionary

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