Shiba Inu is alert, active and attentive. Shiba is most popular companion dog though it is innocent to look but well muscled when hunting. It is adaptable in the home and affectionate around families including kids. They look like a fox with their alert expression and the white markings on their body can be combined with different colors including red, red sesame or black. They are very confident, bold and sturdy. They were used to hunt wild boars and bred to flush birds, small games.