Shiba Inu: Weight charts, life expectancy, size, and more

Discover everything about the Shiba Inu, including weight charts, weight progressions of registered dogs, life expectancy, size, and other useful information.

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Head of the dog breed Shiba Inu
  • 35 - 38 cm
  • 15 - 20 lbs
  • 12 - 15 years
  • from 13 months
  • 38 - 41 cm
  • 18 - 24 lbs
  • 12 - 15 years
  • from 13 months

Size, development and life expectancy of Shiba Inus

The Shiba Inu belongs to the small dog breeds and reaches a size of about 35 - 41 cm. Already after a maximum of 13 months Shiba Inus are fully grown and reach their final size.

With a life expectancy ranging from 12 to 15 years, the Shiba Inu falls into the upper average compared to other dog breeds. The final weight varies depending on gender, ranging between 15.4 - 24.3 lbs. Male Shiba Inus are usually around 2.2 lbs heavier than females.

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Male Weight Curve: Development of the Shiba Inu from 2 to 13 Months

Male dogs of the Shiba Inu breed belong to the category of light dogs. After 3 months, they reach a relatively low weight of 8,7 lbs. Within another 3 months, their average weight increases to approximately 15,7 lbs. With a growth period of 7 months, these males ultimately reach a final weight ranging from 17.6 - 24.3 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 6.50 lbs
3 Month 9.92 lbs
4 Month 13.12 lbs
5 Month 15.87 lbs
6 Month 17.97 lbs
7 Month 19.73 lbs
8 Month 21.16 lbs
9 Month 22.05 lbs
10 Month 22.82 lbs
11 Month 23.26 lbs
12 Month 23.70 lbs
13 Month 24.25 lbs

Female Weight Curve: Development of the Shiba Inu from 2 to 13 Months

Female dogs of the Shiba Inu breed are classified as part of the light dog category. By the end of 3 months, they attain a weight that can be considered relatively low, amounting to 7,6 lbs. Over the subsequent 3 months, their average weight rises to approximately 13,4 lbs. As they continue to grow for 7 more months, these females eventually achieve a final weight range spanning from 15.4 - 19.8 lbs.

Age Weight
2 Month 5.51 lbs
3 Month 8.38 lbs
4 Month 11.02 lbs
5 Month 13.23 lbs
6 Month 14.99 lbs
7 Month 16.31 lbs
8 Month 17.42 lbs
9 Month 18.30 lbs
10 Month 18.74 lbs
11 Month 19.18 lbs
12 Month 19.51 lbs
13 Month 19.84 lbs
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Do you want to know how big your Shiba Inu puppy will eventually become? With our special dog growth calculator, you can accurately calculate the end weight of the Shiba Inu breed. Whether you currently have an adorable Shiba Inu puppy or your young dog is growing up, our user-friendly tool provides you with valuable information.

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Shiba Inu: Frequently asked questions about the dog breed

How much does a Shiba Inu puppy weigh?

Typically, a Shiba Inu puppy weighs around 5,1 - 8,7 lbs at 2 months old and continues to gain an additional 5,73 lbs over the next 2 months. By approximately 18 weeks, when the puppy reaches the adolescent stage, a Shiba Inu puppy weighs about 9,9 - 13,8 lbs.

What is the typical size of a Shiba Inu?

The size of an Shiba Inu can vary depending on gender and genetics. Generally, male Shiba Inus reach a shoulder height of approximately 39.5 cm, while females have an average shoulder height of around 36.5 cm.

When is the dog breed Shiba Inu fully grown?

The dog breed Shiba Inu usually reaches full physical maturity at about 13 to 13 months of age. However, this may vary from individual to individual, as each dog has its own growth rate.

What is the average weight of a fully grown Shiba Inu?

The weight of a fully grown Shiba Inu dog can vary depending on factors such as gender and genetics. On average, male dogs of this breed typically weigh between 17.6 - 24.3 lbs. Female dogs, on the other hand, usually have a weight range of 15.4 - 19.8 lbs.

What is the average lifespan of a Shiba Inu dog?

Shiba Inus generally have a life expectancy of approximately 12 to 15 years. With proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives.