The Shiba Inu was developed in Japan, to flush birds and hunt small game, including wild boar. Now they are primarily kept as pets, both in Japan and the rest of the world.
A Shiba puppy may look like a live teddy bear, and the excessive attention given to the breed through social media makes them appealing to a lot of people. But the Shiba is not a wind up toy or a fashion accessory - it is a very lively little dog with a unique set of characteristics and challenges. Each one is a individual with his/her own personality, but there are some traits that are considered typical of the breed.
Please, research and make an informed decision BEFORE adding a Shiba Inu to your family!