Black Shiba

Proper color in a black Shiba was the topic of discussion among a few of us at the NIPPO Gunma branch exhibition yesterday.

The guard hairs are not black to the root, and not just tipped either. As luck would have it there was a young male that was a good example of a black/tan coat. You can see that he looks fairly solidly black from the front, but you can see some lighter color when you look at him from the back.

On his neck, around the collar area, you can see just how light he is underneath.

And, the black coloration on this dog was pretty good. None of that red tipping going on.





  1. Beautiful shiba! :)

    Thanks for the pictures I love B&T shiba inu and enjoy learning what is correct coloration for the color.


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