Shiba Inu Question

How old does a Shiba Inu male have to be in order breed? Any drawbacks with having him neutered...

How old does a Shiba Inu male have to be in order breed? Any drawbacks with having him neutered after coming of age, as opposed to having it done while still a puppy? I was lucky enough to obtain a Shiba Inu puppy from a rescue organization who had rescued his then pregnant mother from a puppy mill. I have always had full intentions of having him neutered, but before I do, a close friend would like him to impregnate their dog... My Shiba is currently around five months old...

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 9/11/2011 8:20:17 AM
males won't usually breed till they are 2 years old...sometimes older they just don't get the urge to breed younger then that...and it would be better for your puppy health wise to nueter the puppy first. before 6 months. I have all my shiba rescue pups fixed at 8 weeks
    Answered by vickie123us - 9/24/2011 6:59:33 PM

Is the rescue organization that you got this Shiba Inu pup from in favor of people breeding the dogs that they place? Most are not so please take that into consideration. There are plenty of homeless shibas just begging for homes so please consider this before you indicrimately breed another dog. Please be responsible!
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2011 4:43:53 PM

No worries folks... I had my puppy fixed... I was not about to wait a couple years for him to get "interested" in the neighbor's dog... We love our Shiba! :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2011 11:03:55 PM

I have exclusively raised Shibas for 10 years and the males are ready and willing to breed by time they are a year old. most of the time they would even like to sooner.
    Answered by wellingtonpuppies - 1/28/2012 6:37:31 PM