|This is the article on the ninken summon of Kakashi Hatake. If you are looking for the article on Kusagakure chūnin, head to Shiba.|
|Manga||Volume #4, 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 slightly resemble 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 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.
Land of Waves Arc
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 Retrieval Arc
Ultimate Weapon Arc
He along with the other ninken were summoned by Kakashi to investigate the Takumi Village.
Kazekage Rescue Arc
Itachi Pursuit Arc
Five Kage Summit Arc
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.
Adventures at Sea Arc
Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc
- His fur was coloured red in Part I, but was later changed to silver in Part II.