They have a long history, and there are many exciting pieces of information relating to this particular dog breed.
The ‘Inu’ part is perfectly clear as this is simply the Japanese word for dog. There are many Japanese dogs that have Inu as part of their name. It is the word ‘Shiba’ that causes confusion. In Japanese, this word means ‘brushwood’.
The most common color is red, but they also come in black and tan or sesame.