Shiba Inu

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
A very bold, lively and sweet dog, the Shiba Inu has won the hearts of many and has grown in popularity. This breed makes a good companion and does very well with children. Somewhat wary of strangers, but warms up quickly.
Character
This agile breed is playful and energetic. Lively, charming, and affectionate, this breed can also be independent while demanding attention from his master. The Shiba Inu should not be kept around small animals but can do well with cats.
Temperament
The Shiba Inu is intelligent, alert, and makes a good alarm dog at times. This breed can be prone to barking. This breed can prove to be a handful if not handled by an experienced owner as they tend to be willful.
Care
The Shiba Inu has a coat that is fairly easy to groom. Rubber brushing does well with the coat of this dog to remove dead and loose hair. Seasonally a heavy shedder, many owners rely on regular professional grooming to keep shedding to a minimum. Do not bathe this dog regularly as it will remove the waterproofing this breed retains.
Coat
The Shiba Inu has a thick double coat. Outercoat should remain stiff and straight. The undercoat should be soft and thick. This breed has bushy hair on its tail and its hind legs.
Training
This intelligent dog is pretty easy to housebreak, but obedience training should start at a young age. Being that this dog is high energy, they require a firm handler, and can be stubborn at times.
Activity
The Shiba Inu is not recommended for kennel life and should be kept as a member of the family as he loves attention. An average sized yard would suit this dog well; however regular walks can be sufficient.
Weight
20-30 lbs
Height
Male: 14.5-16.5; Female: 13.5-15.5 inches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Shiba Inu puppies.

How much do Shiba Inu puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Shiba Inu varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Shiba Inu puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Shiba Inus sold is $912.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shiba Inu with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Shiba Inu with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shiba Inus sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $912.50
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 11830 Shiba Inu puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Shiba Inu puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Shiba Inus true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Shiba Inu Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 11830 Shiba Inu dogs.
  • 1. Maggie
  • 2. Ryan
  • 3. Shiba
  • 4. Bear
  • 5. Justin
  • 6. Sasha
  • 7. Bella
  • 8. Nikko
  • 9. Max
  • 10. Shirley
  • 11. Spunky
  • 12. Ruby
  • 13. Yoshi
  • 14. Dakota
  • 15. Hoshi
  • 16. Buster
  • 17. Saki
  • 18. Sparky
  • 19. Ace
  • 20. Teddy

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Featured Shiba Inu Breeder

Featured Breeder of Shiba Inus with Puppies For Sale
Tintown Shibas
Member Since: December 2012
Location: Tuscarawas Co, Ohio
I have Shiba Inu puppies for sale! See My Profile
I show my Shiba Inus in the AKC Confirmation ring, with only 1-2 litters a year from AKC Champion parents. My children are also involved in Junior Showmanship.Parents have passed OFA Hip, patella, eye Cerf and these certificates are available to the new owner. We do not have multiple breeds, Shibas are our only dogs. Puppies are raised in my home, they have constant socialization.

Breed Q & A

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Anonymous asked:
How does the Shiba Inu breed do with being home alone throughout the day while family is at work and school? Should they or can they be left outside during the 8 hour work day if they are not a good kenneled dog? I've read they like to dig, and I am concerned this breed might dig under a privacy fence if left outside during the day.

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The Shiba Inu if not properly socialized, trained, raised and exercise will be destructive and noisy when left alone. They are best kenneled, in a dog-proof room or be only left alone for a couple hours at a time before being checked on, walked, let out, ect. They should always be left with something to do as they do not do well when they are bored. They should not be left out in a yard by themselves for long periods of time. If you are unable to give all of this to your Shiba, then another breed may be better for you.

Anonymous asked:
How often do you breed a Shiba Inu? Does the male have to be the same size as a female?

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If you are interested in becoming a breeder, please do yourself, your dogs and the breed a favor and get in contact with a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder of the Shiba Inu breed. They will not only be able to educate you on the breed itself, but give you a deeper insight as to why you should breed in the first place. Your dogs should not be bred until they've reached physical maturity, have gone through and passed all health tests related to the breed, and have completed a standard testing for the breed. Standard testing can be anything from Confirmation Showing such as with the AKC, CKC, or UKC; obedience trails, therapy work, ect. This testing shows that your dog is of excellent breeding and its genes should be passed on to the next generation. Your female dog should go into heat on average every 6 months after having her first heat. If/When she is ready to be bred, the female should only have a litter once a year to once every year and a half. Giving the female's body time to bounce back from giving birth to and raising a littler; but also to make sure her health is top notch to raise another little. The male that you breed your female too should also have all his testing done and be of excellent breeding and standards testing so that you are bringing the best puppies you can produce into the world. Males of this breed will be larger than the female and that is fine as long as both dogs are within the set breed standard.

Anonymous asked:
Is shipping/flights only in the U.S or can they travel international waters?

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Anonymous

Some breeders will fly international, some will not. It all depends on the breeder. But puppies can fly international as long as they are vet approved.

Anonymous

If the breeder is located across international waters, they will most likely ship it to you. Sometimes, the breeder will come to you or say that you must come to them.

Anonymous asked:
What do you base on in setting the prices for your Shiba Inu puppies? Color? size? Age?

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Anonymous

Color, size and age have nothing to do with pricing a puppy. A puppy, no matter the breed should be priced because of the following list. 1. If the puppy is purebred and register-able, if the parents have had all their health testing prior to breeding, if the sire was a stud service or the breeders own stud, the vet bills pertaining to the dam and puppies from conception to birth to 8 weeks of age. The genetic's of the parents and if the puppies are show quality or just pet quality. Where the breeder lives (if there isn't a big market and most puppies are shipped out of the area, sometimes price includes shipping). The type of food the breeder feeds their dam and puppies (if the food is high quality or raw; then the food bill is much higher). Also the size of the litter will determine a part of the price, as the more puppies there are to off-set the cost of raising a litter, the less the puppy's price will be.

Anonymous

A puppy might cost more if the dog's fur color is "perfect" and therefore more competition worthy. Size doesn't matter much and age is typically more the younger the pup is. The most important factor of pricing is health.

Anonymous asked:
Does this breed have any health issues?

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Anonymous

No, they're very healthy dogs! I have two and looking for a third one.

Anonymous

Yes, this breed is prone to a couple of health issues. Though overall this breed is healthy, they can be prone to allergies, glaucoma, cataracts, hip dysplasia, entropion, and luxating patella. Periodic joint examinations are recommended throughout the life of the dog but problems are generally discovered early in the dog's life. Eye tests should be performed yearly as eye problems can develop over time. By two years of age, Shiba Inus can be considered fully free from joint problems if none have been discovered by this point, since at this age the skeleton is fully developed.

Anonymous

Most shiba inus are very healthy dogs. Few have many health issues.

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Updated: 7/20/2018