Many people first became familiar with the Shiba Inu from that 'Doge' meme that was everywhere for a while (very Shiba, much soft. Wow), but these lovable, eccentric Spitz dogs are actually a very old breed, that has developed quite independently from other common breeds of today.

It is this that makes them seem so 'weird.' They are incredibly intelligent dogs that like to keep themselves fastidiously clean, and they have also learned to use their paws much more often than other breeds. In many ways they act more like a cat than a dog! This goes for their personality too, while they like having humans around, they don't necessarily want or need your attention. You have gotta earn the respect of a Shiba!

Sounds like the perfect pet for someone who can't decide between a cat and a dog, right? Just make sure you keep your Shiba stimulated and well exercised, they can become quite destructive when bored. So while they are adorably cute, bright and funny, Shibas are not for everyone, be sure you know what you are doing before you get one!

In the meantime, we here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of Shiba Inus doing what they do best, being hilariously funny. Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Here Come The Ears

Here Come The Ears

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

lovely - and a pastry too!

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#2

Please, Tell Me More

Please, Tell Me More

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Mirror mirror on the wall....

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#3

Shiba Inu Maru Loves To Sleep, Especially With His Little Stuffed Polar Bear Toy

Shiba Inu Maru Loves To Sleep, Especially With His Little Stuffed Polar Bear Toy

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww!

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#4

Oh My God He's Looking Straight At The Camera With Crossed Paws This Is The Best Photo I've Taken

Oh My God He's Looking Straight At The Camera With Crossed Paws This Is The Best Photo I've Taken

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Strike a pose!

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#5

Hello Sir, How May I Help You?

Hello Sir, How May I Help You?

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"May I pay in treats?" - "yes, yes, yes... Woof woof woof I mean"

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#6

She Is Not Looking At A Fly... She's Looking At Us! This Is Scout's Own And Very Unique Way Of Telling Us That She Needs To Go Out

She Is Not Looking At A Fly... She's Looking At Us! This Is Scout's Own And Very Unique Way Of Telling Us That She Needs To Go Out

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Well. You understand. Mission accomplished!

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#7

Someone Put This Sign Up On The Campus Notice Board And It Made My Entire Day

Someone Put This Sign Up On The Campus Notice Board And It Made My Entire Day

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Denis
Community Member
3 years ago

Well thanks for that

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#8

Just Hangin’ Out Here... Stuck? No Way

Just Hangin’ Out Here... Stuck? No Way

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Mind the gap!

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#9

She Ate A Scorpion

She Ate A Scorpion

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Erin
Community Member
3 years ago

I can see the regret in her eyes.

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#10

The Cutest Thing To Come Home To

The Cutest Thing To Come Home To

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Blink blink

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#11

I Can Do This

I Can Do This

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww the slow swim.. Too adorable!

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#12

Very, Very Angry Shiba

Very, Very Angry Shiba

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Alia G.
Community Member
3 years ago

*snrl*

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#13

Happy Doge

Happy Doge

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Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

Much happy.

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#14

Camping Buddies

Camping Buddies

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Lina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

"Can i go play with her/him?"

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#15

Uni-Chan Is A 7-Year-Old Shiba Inu Who Loves Swings

Uni-Chan Is A 7-Year-Old Shiba Inu Who Loves Swings

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Erin
Community Member
3 years ago

This is adorable!!

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#16

What's That Wet Thing On My Left Leg?

What's That Wet Thing On My Left Leg?

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annisa pramita siwi
Community Member
3 years ago

"Just practicing ma water ballet move,babe..."

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#17

I'm Tired Of This "Couple's Yoga" Thing Karen

I'm Tired Of This "Couple's Yoga" Thing Karen

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Lina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

The regret...

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#18

What Th..- Turbo Doge!

What Th..- Turbo Doge!

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

You sure this is no giant mole in drilling mode?

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#19

I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can Fly

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Lilian Della Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Spreaaaaad my wings and touch the sky

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#20

My Puppy Gave His Mom A Hug

My Puppy Gave His Mom A Hug

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Lina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hugsie!"

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#21

She Looked So Pleased With Herself, Until I Decided To Have Some Fun

She Looked So Pleased With Herself, Until I Decided To Have Some Fun

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Wicked hair, orange face? But she does not tweet like a maniac, I suppose.

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#22

All Aboard The Shibe Express

All Aboard The Shibe Express

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annisa pramita siwi
Community Member
3 years ago

How many real doge is there?i saw two..are there two??🤔

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#23

Meet Ryuji, The Most Expressive Shiba From Japan

Meet Ryuji, The Most Expressive Shiba From Japan

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
3 years ago

😝

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#24

Now Kiss

Now Kiss

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww

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#25

Before And After I Eat

Before And After I Eat

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annisa pramita siwi
Community Member
3 years ago

#Hangry!

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#26

Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

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Val
Community Member
3 years ago

"I feel we should go halfway today and halfway tomorrow , since you're a less experienced hiker , and you're wearing sunday-school shoes" - Moonrise Kingdom

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#27

Shiba Sticking Their Heads Out Of The Wall And Waiting To Be Noticed

Shiba Sticking Their Heads Out Of The Wall And Waiting To Be Noticed

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

A dog glory wall??! Now I've seen it all...

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#28

When Someone Forces You To Go Out And You Actually Have Fun

When Someone Forces You To Go Out And You Actually Have Fun

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Lina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

"Left foot, right foot, left foot..."

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#29

Conspiracy Theory: Memory Foam Is Made From Shiba Inus

Conspiracy Theory: Memory Foam Is Made From Shiba Inus

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Lilian Della Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Or... Shibas are made from memory foam

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#30

Much Fighting, Very Combat

Much Fighting, Very Combat

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

The water droplets takes it a notch high.. which is already high.

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#31

The Look On His Face

The Look On His Face

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Mar1a
Community Member
3 years ago

"I'm sexy and I know it. Also I know that you're looking at my butt"

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#32

Screen Captures That Perfectly Depict Yoshi's Derpy Yet Nutty Personality

Screen Captures That Perfectly Depict Yoshi's Derpy Yet Nutty Personality

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Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

Heehee. Adorable.

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#33

I Managed To Capture A Scary Ghost Sighting

I Managed To Capture A Scary Ghost Sighting

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Lilian Della Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

I wanna boop the snoot!

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#34

"No, I'm Not Standing On Anyone"

"No, I'm Not Standing On Anyone"

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Hide the evidence!

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#35

Like A Boss

Like A Boss

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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
3 years ago

They see me rollin, they lovin,

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#36

Oh You Thought I Was A Bunny? Bamboozled!

Oh You Thought I Was A Bunny? Bamboozled!

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annisa pramita siwi
Community Member
3 years ago

Ear!!!!

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#37

"Just Act Normal"

"Just Act Normal"

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Can I help you? No its just us babies trying to sleep....

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#38

Draw Me Like One Of Your Shibas

Draw Me Like One Of Your Shibas

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Cyndi H
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh she knows she is slaying up the place!

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#39

When You Try Your Best But It's Not Enough

When You Try Your Best But It's Not Enough

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Larkin Elliott (student)
Community Member
3 years ago

That one short person at the party

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#40

This Week On Shiba Ball Z...

This Week On Shiba Ball Z...

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah great photo. Now can I get a RINSE!!!

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#41

Tickling A Shiba Inu

Tickling A Shiba Inu

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Lina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

"No, no, no"

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#42

This Shiba

This Shiba

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Squishyshiba
Community Member
3 years ago

For a second I thought he was driving

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#43

So... My Doge Is Really Into Painting

So... My Doge Is Really Into Painting

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Whaddya mean "what is it?"....how should I know? I'm a dog.

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#44

It's A Living

It's A Living

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Please. Let. Go.

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#45

The Shiba Redemption

The Shiba Redemption

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"I construct dog doors. What do you do for a living?

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#46

He Warming

He Warming

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

hmmm toasted shiba

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#47

Shibeception

Shibeception

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Lou Wow
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing picture!

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#48

No No

No No

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Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

You're gonna have to drag me by my tail, hooman!

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#49

When You High AF And You Try Eating A Burger Like This

When You High AF And You Try Eating A Burger Like This

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Huzaifa Khalid
Community Member
3 years ago

The burher is a bit shocked....

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#50

Two Sides Of The Same Breed

Two Sides Of The Same Breed

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 years ago

"Two slices of the same bread"??? Ah Oh No, that´s not what it said! I'll go make myself a toast, guess I'm hungry. The colour is right.

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