15. Shiba Inu
the Shiba Inu is a small, agile dog that originated in Japan. It is the smallest of the six Japanese spitz breeds, but don’t let its size fool you – the Shiba is an excellent hunter. The life expectancy of a Shiba is between twelve and fifteen years, and males can reach up to 24 pounds in weight and 17 inches in height.
Shiba Inus are fearless and confident, making them perfect for mountainous terrain and harsh weather conditions. Though they can be stubborn and hard to train, shivas are very faithful and loyal to their families.
Average price: $2,500*
country of origin: japan