The Shiba Inu is a breed originating in Japan. The Shiba Inu is a medium sized breed weighing between 15 to 25 pounds. This breed is known to be a quiet breed, being originally breed to hunt by sight and smell. The Shiba Inu is a active and alert breed, they are good with children but should be supervised when being introduced to other pets. This attentive breed would make an excellent watchdog or companion to add to your life.