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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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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#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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

That smirk! ^^

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#11 I Can Do This

I Can Do This

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Kiahna 10 months ago

AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

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#12 Very, Very Angry Shiba

Very, Very Angry Shiba

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Alia G. 10 months ago

*snrl*

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#13 Happy Doge

Happy Doge

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

Much happy.

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#14 Camping Buddies

Camping Buddies

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ItsYaBoi 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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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#24 Now Kiss

Now Kiss

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Lachlan Steininger 10 months ago

Awww

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#25 Before And After I Eat

Before And After I Eat

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tweetybird 10 months ago

very true

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#26 Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty

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Lachlan Steininger 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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. 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

Those ears :0

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#37 "Just Act Normal"

"Just Act Normal"

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Denis 10 months 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 10 months 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) 10 months 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 10 months 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. 10 months ago

"No, no, no"

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#42 This Shiba

This Shiba

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Susann Campbell 10 months 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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#44 It's A Living

It's A Living

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diane a 10 months ago

you WILL smile for the camera !

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#45 The Shiba Redemption

The Shiba Redemption

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Hans 10 months 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 10 months ago

hmmm toasted shiba

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#47 Shibeception

Shibeception

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

Amazing picture!

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#48 No No

No No

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alwaysMispelled 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

it's like my brother and I.

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#51 Squished

Squished

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ItsYaBoi 10 months ago

Dog: I would come to have me be loved by you but this force field is in my way

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#52 Cuddle

Cuddle

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Tracy Moorhead 10 months ago

So cute!

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#53 New Haircut

New Haircut

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Luna Matara 10 months ago

Jimmy neutron

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#54 And In Case You're The Only Person On The Internet Who Hasn't Seem This, Here's The Ultimate Shiba Costume Ever

And In Case You're The Only Person On The Internet Who Hasn't Seem This, Here's The Ultimate Shiba Costume Ever

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Huzaifa Khalid 10 months ago

Majestic eyes

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#55 T E A C H E R B O Y E

T E A C H E R B O Y E

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Weim Central 10 months ago

Happy happy happy!

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#56 He Stayed Like This For 15 Minutes

He Stayed Like This For 15 Minutes

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Emily Laur 10 months ago

He just looks like he's asking himself "why??"

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#57 Learning How To Not Catch - The Shiba Way

Learning How To Not Catch - The Shiba Way

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Virgil Blue 10 months ago

The force is strong in this one.

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#58 Shiba Seal

Shiba Seal

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

Merdog. 😁

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#59 Comfy

Comfy

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Randy Inbred 10 months ago

No Beymax, I do NOT require medical assistance!!!

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#60 She Didn't Want To Get In The Cart At Petsmart. Shibas Are So Stubborn

She Didn't Want To Get In The Cart At Petsmart. Shibas Are So Stubborn

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Sarah 10 months ago

The woman in the back is just like “I’m done with your crap.”

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#61 D-I-Y "Wonderdog" Costume

D-I-Y "Wonderdog" Costume

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

Pure bread.

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#62 Shibo Doing Cloudo A Concern

Shibo Doing Cloudo A Concern

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Amanda Ferraz 10 months ago

What's the orher breed?

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#63 Heard Shiba's Were Cats In Disguise. Got A Shiba, Can Confirm Kevin Is A Cat

Heard Shiba's Were Cats In Disguise. Got A Shiba, Can Confirm Kevin Is A Cat

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diane a 10 months ago

lol - love the name

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#64 Ehh Stop Taking Pictures And Help Me

Ehh Stop Taking Pictures And Help Me

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BlackestDawn 10 months ago

That's one big cone of shame.

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#65 I Think My Shiba Is A Cat

I Think My Shiba Is A Cat

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Molly Tallmadge 10 months ago

If I fits...

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#66 Looks Like The Ouja Boards Are Back And Popular With The Dogs

Looks Like The Ouja Boards Are Back And Popular With The Dogs

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Alia G. 10 months ago

They’re speaking with the tortilla spirits

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#67 All In All You're Just Another Bork In The Wall

All In All You're Just Another Bork In The Wall

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Ava Ford 8 months ago

Pink Floyd shall live on forever

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#68 Full Of Love

Full Of Love

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Hewwo 10 months ago

Hewwo!

#69 Shibas Do Not Catch Balls

Shibas Do Not Catch Balls

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Desiré Yen 10 months ago

Ouuuuuch!

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#70 Yeah Can I Get Uhhhh

Yeah Can I Get Uhhhh

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Kiahna 10 months ago

Can I get all of it?!

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#71 Shiba In The Rain

Shiba In The Rain

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Alia G. 10 months ago

such majestic and prideful creatures. Truely inspirations.

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#72 Good Boye Has Caught Leaf Is Good Boye

Good Boye Has Caught Leaf Is Good Boye

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Luna Matara 10 months ago

Totoro

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#73 Look Me In The Eyes

Look Me In The Eyes

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Alia G. 10 months ago

This is disturbing ha ha

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#74 How Your Girl Looks When She Walks Out The Salon With Some Fresh Nails

How Your Girl Looks When She Walks Out The Salon With Some Fresh Nails

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McNoodles 10 months ago

Thriller

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#75 Meiko Hasn't Realised That She's Not As Little As She Used To Be

Meiko Hasn't Realised That She's Not As Little As She Used To Be

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JLlo 10 months ago

Same, girl, same

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#76 Rescue Doge Is Here To Help

Rescue Doge Is Here To Help

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Denis 10 months ago

What a good boy!

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#77 Shiba Found Trapped In A Japanese Suburb

Shiba Found Trapped In A Japanese Suburb

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Lachlan Steininger 10 months ago

Trapped? Me no, where's trapped

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#78 Charging

Charging

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Virgil Blue 10 months ago

When you get your Shiba home for the first time recharge for 24 hours for best results.

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#79 My Shiba Inu Loki Hiding From The Cold In His Flower Pot

My Shiba Inu Loki Hiding From The Cold In His Flower Pot

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

Feed me Seymore! 😁

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#80 My Dog Can't Stop Smiling Because He Has Mastered The Sea

My Dog Can't Stop Smiling Because He Has Mastered The Sea

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Lou Wow 10 months ago

He feels so heroic!

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#81 This Is My Sort Of Pizza Party

This Is My Sort Of Pizza Party

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