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The Shiba Inu (Japanese: Shiba) is a dog breed available in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats. It is the Japanese-only mascot of Nintendogs, which would be replaced by the Labrador Retriever, and in Nintendogs + Cats, it appears as the Japanese, Korean and Chinese mascot instead of Golden Retriever.

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Coat Colors

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Coat Colors

Description

Nintendogs

"A breed originating in Ancient Japan, its small, muscular body and curly tail are its best features."

Nintendogs + Cats

NTSC: "A breed originating in Japan, its small, muscular body and curly tail are its best features."
PAL: "A breed originating in Japan, it is known for its small muscular body and curly tail."

Unlocking the Breed

Nintendogs

Version
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Starter Breed
Dachshund & FriendsJA Obtain 50,000 Trainer Points
Version
Chihuahua & Friends Obtain 30,000 Trainer Points
Labrador & Friends Starter Breed
Dachshund & Friends Obtain 4,000 Trainer Points.
Dalmatian & Friends Find the Japanese Print Collar.
Best Friends Obtain 45,000 Trainer Points.

Nintendogs + Cats

Version
Toy Poodle & New Friends Obtain 9,800 Owner Points
Play for 31 days
Golden Retriever & New Friends Starter Breed
French Bulldog & New Friends Obtain 9,800 Owner Points
Play for 31 days

Neighbors

Nintendogs

Nintendogs + Cats

Further Information

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As a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Shiba Inu

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Flag of the United States "The Shiba is one of the oldest breeds in the world. These Japanese dogs can be very loyal, and in the past their agility and active nature proved useful to their owners on hunting trips. You can look after and train one of these dogs in Golden Retriever & New Friends."

Flag of Europe "The Shiba is one of the oldest breeds in the world. These Japanese dogs can be very loyal, and in the past, their agility and active nature was useful to their owners on hunting trips. You can look after and train one of these dogs in Golden Retriever & New Friends."

Trivia

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An orange Shiba Inu dog from Super Mario Odyssey.

  • An orange Shiba Inu dog very similar in shape and appearance appears in Super Mario Odyssey. The dog itself wears a hat and can dig up various items under soil or sand. Their animations are even reused from Nintendogs, even though their bark sound is from the sequel.
  • A Shiba Inu was one of Shigeru Miyamato's pets, which was one of the main ideas for the video game.

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