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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justagirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww this... this is too cute

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#2

Please, Tell Me More

Please, Tell Me More

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PauloWade
Community Member
1 year ago

PUPPER

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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
1 year 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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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

"draw me like one of your French whelps"

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#5

Hello Sir, How May I Help You?

Hello Sir, How May I Help You?

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Cyndi H
Community Member
1 year ago

He's a lot friendlier looking than most shopkeepers near me

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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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SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute

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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
1 year 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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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

A animal plant hybrid? Science has gone too far!

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#9

She Ate A Scorpion

She Ate A Scorpion

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Erin
Community Member
1 year 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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Corinna Stim
Community Member
1 year ago

That smirk! ^^

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#11

I Can Do This

I Can Do This

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Kiahna
Community Member
1 year ago

AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

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#12

Very, Very Angry Shiba

Very, Very Angry Shiba

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Alia G.
Community Member
1 year ago

*snrl*

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#13

Happy Doge

Happy Doge

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Lou Wow
Community Member
1 year ago

Much happy.

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#14

Camping Buddies

Camping Buddies

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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
1 year ago

Hooman this is snowy, even though we are in no snow she is still my best friend

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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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Huzaifa Khalid
Community Member
1 year ago

Weeeeeee...

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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
1 year 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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Luke Barricks
Community Member
1 year ago

"I don't want to do this anymore, Karen." *Gets out treats* "Fine."

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#18

What Th..- Turbo Doge!

What Th..- Turbo Doge!

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Hans
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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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Desiré Yen
Community Member
1 year ago

Mwah!!

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

😝

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#24

Now Kiss

Now Kiss

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww

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#25

Before And After I Eat

Before And After I Eat

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tweetybird
Community Member
1 year ago

very true

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#26

Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice poem https://goo.gl/images/idwd9E

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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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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
1 year ago

And of course my brain decided to connect this to "The Enigma of Amigara Fault" for some reason. You go into a hole in a mountain and come out as a shiba on the other end... I'd probably go for it.

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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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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
1 year ago

Fine I'll play the cute face

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Weim Central
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty saucy Tinder photo!

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Alia G.
Community Member
1 year ago

For a moment the red pattern on the floor looked like blood... I was very alarmed!

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#35

Like A Boss

Like A Boss

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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
1 year 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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justagirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Those ears :0

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#37

"Just Act Normal"

"Just Act Normal"

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Denis
Community Member
1 year ago

What the fuck is that kid doing in a dog chair?

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

"No, no, no"

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#42

This Shiba

This Shiba

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

'Oh Yeah' that's a cat".

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#43

So... My Doge Is Really Into Painting

So... My Doge Is Really Into Painting

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Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
1 year ago

MODERN ART

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#44

It's A Living

It's A Living

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diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

you WILL smile for the camera !

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#45

The Shiba Redemption

The Shiba Redemption

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Hans
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

hmmm toasted shiba

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#47

Shibeception

Shibeception

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Lou Wow
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing picture!

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#48

No No

No No

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
1 year ago

Harnesses! Please buy them harnesses!

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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
1 year 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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Pasca Mouse
Community Member
1 year ago

it's like my brother and I.

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