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The greatest little japanese puppies ever!
As the Website name says, "I Love My Shiba". Shiba Inu puppies are wonderful, they are loyal and intelligent little bundles of energy. Whether you are looking for Shiba Inu puppies of your own, breeders, rescues, training tips, grooming advice, or just want to browse some Shiba photos, I hope you will enjoy my site.
So, I love my Shiba Inu; the real question is why are YOU here? I mean you could be on myspace or youtube but instead you're here on my homemade site! Thanks! Okay back to the topic, what's so special about these cute fuzzy puppies. Well Shiba Inu pups are like any other dog but a lot cuter, For example they are a LOT cuter than the Bedlington Terrier. If you don't know what they look like you got to look it up (and no it's not a lamb). When I first saw a shiba inu puppy, I fell in love with it. I mean look at that little shiba in the snow 's face! Of course they make great show dogs, but I just enjoy their company, they are awesome puppies.
If you did some research you probably know that Shibas may be cute but have an independence issue (dogs need a little independence too. ;) ) but thankfully they are usually, depending on the trainer, good with other dogs and children. But be forewarned, these puppies love to chew. Take the time to learn how to properly train and manage your Shiba Inu puppy. You will both be much happier
I will continue to add Shiba Inu breeders, rescues, photos and anything else of interest relevant to these little japanese dogs. If you are interested in adopting your own Shiba Inu puppy, please check out my list of reputable breeders. If you want me to add your rescue or shiba related site, email me at
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About these puppies
A native Japanese breed, the Shiba Inu looks like the typical Spitz type Northern breed. It is not, however, part of the family that includes the Husky, Samoyed and Keeshond. It is more closely related to the Chow Chow, Shar Pei and Dingo than the Shiba Inu.
The smallest of the native Japanese breeds, the Shiba Inu projects power and confidence. Its moderately sized head is defined by a broad and flat forehead, round, full muzzle and small, triangular, pricked ears. Deep set and upward slanting dark brown eyes give a confident, friendly expression. The nose, lips, and rims of eyes are black, and the bite scissors with strong, evenly aligned teeth. A straight back, deep chest with moderately sprung ribs and a tucked-up abdomen give the impression of force and agility, echoed in the straight forelegs and strong hind legs naturally held wide. The dog's strong, high tail is held in a curled or sickled position. The Shiba Inu has a soft, thick undercoat with a stiff, straight topcoat, and the hair on the face, ears and legs is short. The breed standard details specific cream-colored marking requirements, but in general the Shiba Inu may be bright orange-red, black with tan, and red with black tipped hairs.
Shiba Inus are a multi-purpose hunting dog. They are quick enough to chase down most four legged game and agile enough to snatch an ascending bird right out of the air.
In the 1950's a combination of World War II and distemper almost wiped out this ancient breed. However, breeders in Japan and abroad have made this little hunter quite popular. It has been registered with the American Kennel Club since 1993 and, in a testimonial to its appeal, two years later has surpassed more than half the long established breeds in popularity. It is the most popular and common breed in Japan.
The Shiba Inu is good natured, spirited, bold and dignified. Though sometimes reserved around strangers, earning this dog’s respect will win affection. The Shiba Inu is usually good with children but does not tolerate mistreatment. Socialization as a puppy will instill patience and tolerance in the dog. It can be aggressive with other dogs, especially of the same sex, and while it can live with other pets if raised with them from puppyhood, the Shiba Inu is generally not to be trusted around small animals. Intelligent and independent, this breed can be difficult to train and may adopt a selfish and headstrong attitude. The Shiba Inu is meticulously clean, often preening and even avoiding puddles when walking, so housebreaking should be fairly easy; in some cases, the dog housebreaks itself.
Caring for a Shiba Inu:
The Shiba Inu is a hardy breed and will adapt to its living circumstances. It will be fine in an apartment if it is exercised moderately, but it does best with a yard. It should be given a chance to enjoy open spaces from time to time. The endurance of the Shiba Inu is exceptional, so it will do well on long walks. Its all-weather coat allows it to live well outdoors in moderate to cold weather. However, because it bonds closely with its owner, it is happier living inside with an attentive family. This dog can be stubborn and mischievous, so owners should provide a playpen and a kennel. The Shiba Inu is a seasonally heavy shedder, and requires brushing two or three times a week even when not shedding. Bathe only when absolutely necessary to maintain the natural weather-proofing of the coat.
Shiba Puppies Rule!
If you are a responsible, caring person looking for a puppy or puppies, consider one of these wonderful japanese dogs. Although they are the most popular breed in Japan, you can be one of the few U.S. Shiba Inu owners. These puppies will bring some much love and joy into your life. Check out our breeders list, I try to keep it up to date with the best places to adopt a Shiba puppy. Remember, stay away from puppy mills, lets not encourage these cruel, profit driven profiteers. Find a reputable breeder, and give your Shiba Inu puppy a loving home. I Love My Shiba Inu!