|This is the article on the ninken. For Kusagakure chūnin, head to Shiba.|
|Manga||Volume #4, Naruto Chapter #29|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #17|
|Novel||Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky|
|Movie||Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie|
He has light grey fur with a white underside and a black crest on his head reminiscent of a mohawk. His eyes are round and have dark markings above them, not unlike those of Kisame Hoshigaki. He also wears the standard outfit of Kakashi's ninken which consists of a blue vest with the heno-heno-moheji seal and a Konoha forehead protector around his neck and bandages on his front legs.
Shiba possesses heightened senses with which he can use to track his target with ease. He has also demonstrated the ability to track his target underground through the use of the Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique as well as hold a target down, allowing Kakashi to attack them freely. He also has exceptional teamwork with the rest of his pack, able to develop and effectively use several offensive and defensive formations in battle which make use of the manoeuvrability and powerful limbs.
Prologue — Land of Waves
Main article: Prologue — Land of Waves Kakashi called on Shiba and the ninken pack to track and capture the missing-nin Zabuza Momochi. They managed to bite onto the missing-nin and pin him in place. This allowed Kakashi to use Lightning Cutter without fear of a counter attack.
Sasuke Recovery Mission
Sunagakure Support Mission
Kazekage Rescue Mission
Itachi Pursuit Mission
Five Kage Summit
Main article: Five Kage Summit In the anime, Shiba was seen along with Akino, Urushi, Bisuke and Ūhei being deployed by Kakashi each carrying scrolls with intel for the other hidden villages.
Paradise Life on a Boat
Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat
Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Main article: Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky Kakashi summons Shiba and the other ninken to search for the exploding tags planted around the Tobishachimaru. Once they gather all the tags, the ninken give them to Might Guy.
In Other Media
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Main article: Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
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- The Shiba Inu (柴犬) is a breed of small dogs found in Japan. "Shiba" alone stands for various things like "lawn" (芝) or "firewood" (柴).
- His fur was coloured red in Part I, but was later changed to silver in Part II.
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 352