THE SHIBA INU COAT COLOURS
RED & WHITE: This can be a mahogany to a flame orange. With white cheeks, white marking on the feet going up as far as the knees, a cream or white underbelly and often on the tail. This is the most common and is really what gives the shiba the reputation of being a fox due to the striking white contrast markings. White on the body and/or too far up the legs is highy undesirable and considered a mismark
RED SESAME: This is the rarer of the colours, hard to describe and can be very stunning. The dog is as a red or red and white. The difference is each hair on the dog is tipped with black. This gives a most amazing black finish to the dog which, when you brush the coat the wrong way shows the red beneath.
A BLACK / TAN a stunning colour which in reality should be tri colour. The red has been changed to a black coat, with white on the feet, cheeks, a dash above each eyebrow and on the end of the tail. Also white "dickie bow tie" mark on the chest. Between the white and black there is a hint of tan
white with orange tinges on ears and tips of the hairs and the back of hocks though if to heavy you get the cream that is incorrect this a colour you don't see very often it is accepted in the uk breed standard only though is a colour produced all over the world and in japan and to see a correct white is a lovely sight to see
these pictures are not my dogs just images to show correct shiba inu colours