Throughout Naruto, one of the fan-favorite characters was the dog-loving Kiba, a member of the Konoha 11. Alongside his best buddy Akamaru, Kiba won fans' hearts with his excitable attitude and his ferocity in battle. Though he never could beat Naruto, he was a powerful ninja with a strong spirit. No matter how little screen time they got, this Inuzuka duo remained high on the favoritism tier lists.
In Boruto, however, Kiba is around even less. Fans barely get to see him or Akamaru. Like many past generation ninja, he's moved forward with his life. Between his girlfriend, his dogs, and his police-work, he's a very busy man. That doesn't mean fans don't love catching up with him, though, the few times they can.
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10 HE'S BECOME A TOP DOG BREEDER
Throughout Naruto, fans learn that Kiba's family is deeply intertwined with ninken, or ninja dogs. Akamaru and Kiba are the pair fans see all the time, but his mother and sister also have powerful canines by their sides. With their partners, the Inuzuka clan is unique and powerful.
This is no different by Boruto. Though he isn't the same shinobi anymore, he still protects Konoha and cares a lot about dogs. So much so that he's become a top ninken breeder, known across the land for his well-trained canines. It seems for Kiba that Akamaru was only the beginning of his dog-loving adventures.
9 KIBA IS A LOCAL TV CELEBRITY
Between his work as local police and his top breeder status, Kiba has become a local celebrity. Various dog brands pay him to star in their advertisements. Therefore, when Boruto ninja turn on the TV, it's no surprise if Kiba shows up on the screen.
Among the Konoha 11, Kiba was easily one of the goofiest, alongside the likes of Naruto. Having a side gig as a TV spokesperson fits right in with his hammy personality. There's no doubt that he's super proud of his minor celebrity, and even more so because it involves his beloved dogs.
8 HE LIVES WITH TAMAKI
During the end of Naruto, the series did a good job of pairing most all of the main characters off. Naruto had Hinata, Sasuke had Sakura, Shikamaru had Temari. However, one fan favorite still lacked a partner. In comes Tamaki, a crazy cat girl who loves felines just as much as Kiba loves dogs.
From the moment they met, the pair really hit it off. Other people might find their attachment to pets weird, but they both found it endearing. By the time Boruto comes around, Tamaki and Kiba have taken the next step by moving in together in Konoha. Though the pair don't have any kids, their copious animals more than make up for that.
7 KIBA HAS A NEW DOG NAMED AKEMARU
Considering Kiba is now a top dog breeder, it's fair to assume he has a lot of canines under his care. However, fans don't meet any of them until episode 93 of Boruto. In this adventure, Naruto, Himawari, and Kiba are all searching for limited edition Kurama plushies. Naruto wants one for his daughter, and Kiba wants one for Tamaki. With the help of Akamaru and Akemaru, the trio go on the hunt.
Akemaru isn't explicitly said to be Akamaru's son, but he does bear a striking resemblance to the dog's younger self, but red. He could just be a descendent. Either way, Akemaru has a feisty personality and warms up quickly to Himawari. While Boruto mainly shows the next generation of ninja children, in this episode fans get to see the next generation of ninken.
6 HE HAS THE SAME BIRTHDAY AS AKAMARU
In one of the lesser known fun facts of the two shows, Akamaru and Kiba have the same birthday. That means the pair always celebrate the day together. Though it's not a big deal in the anime, it only furthers the bond between the two. No matter how old they get or how their lives change, they are best friends.
By Boruto, Akamaru is a slow old man dog and Kiba is a cop/breeder/TV celebrity. A lot has changed. Despite that, like always, they're never seen apart. They'll be celebrating birthdays together for as long as they can.
5 HIS FAMILY HASN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE NARUTO
As Naruto progressed, the show expanded on Konoha's roster of ninja. This included many parents and family members of already well-known fan favorites. Of course, this includes Kiba. Throughout the series, fans meet not only his mom and his sister, but their canine companions, too. Kuromaru and the Haimaru Brothers were just as important to the Inuzuka clan as their ninja partners.
However, none of these characters has been seen since Naruto ended. Kiba's mom went AWOL before the Fourth Shinobi War, and his sister, Hana, never was seen again after it.
Though Boruto can't fit all previous characters, seeing them around town would at least be nice.
4 KIBA LOVES A CRAZY CAT LADY
When fans first met Tamaki, she was a young girl working a shop in an abandoned village with her grandmother. Despite the odd visitor, they lived alone there with their many cats. Sasuke and his team might not have been very warm, but Tamaki remained kind and helpful. Years later, Kiba, Akamaru, and Shino run into her in their hunt for The Beekeeper. Kiba is immediately smitten with her looks and kindness towards animals.
A few stumbles and conversations later, and the pair are a couple. For two people who love pets more than people, it was a perfect match. Now, in Boruto, their house is full of animals that the duo love to care for.
3 ALL MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY HAVE NINKEN
As a member of the Inuzuka clan, Kiba was always meant to have Akamaru. These ninja bond with a ninken (or multiple) that aids them in combat. That is their ninja way.
When it comes to Boruto, that's an even more interesting fact because of Kiba's new profession. While he's a top dog breeder, he probably particularly breeds ninken. That means that he now likely supplies his clan with the canines meant for partnership. Though Kiba has no children of his own, his dogs might be bonding with his cousins or any children his sister might have had.
Goofy as he is, Kiba has become a vital member of his clan because of his well-trained dogs.
2 HE'S A PROUD MEMBER OF THE MILITARY POLICE FORCE
With Konoha in relative peace, the Shinobi forces have dwindled. Only the most elite and experienced members remain on missions. Other strong members that are still dedicated to protecting others, though, have banded together under the Konoha Military Police Force. Here, powerful ninja help patrol Konoha to keep restless community members from crime. While the world outside may be settled, that doesn't mean Konoha should lack integrated protection.
Once, the group was almost exclusively run by the Uchiha clan. During Naruto, the large shinobi forces took over their duties after the Uchiha massacre/ Now, Kiba, Kotaru, and others oversee the police efforts.
1 KIBA AND TAMAKI HAVE JEALOUS PETS
Though Tamaki and Kiba seem perfect together, their pets didn't initially agree. When they met, Akamaru tried to get in the way of them flirting or spending time together. While not as proactive, Tamaki's cats also gave judging, jealous glares at Kiba all the time. Their pets didn't want to lose their owners' attention. After all, for so long it was just them.
Over time, though, Akamaru, the cats, and all their other animals seem at peace with the pairing. Despite falling in love, Tamaki and Kiba never neglected their beloved companions and have only integrated them into their lives further. Together, they're better pet owners, not worse ones.