Shiba Inu

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20-30 lbs
Male: 14.5-16.5; Female: 13.5-15.5 inches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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 $975.00. 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: $975.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 11532 Shiba Inu puppies across the United States on

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 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 11532 Shiba Inu dogs.
  • 1. Maggie
  • 2. Ryan
  • 3. Shiba
  • 4. Bear
  • 5. Justin
  • 6. Sasha
  • 7. Bella
  • 8. Max
  • 9. Shirley
  • 10. Spunky
  • 11. Nikko
  • 12. Ruby
  • 13. Yoshi
  • 14. Dakota
  • 15. Buster
  • 16. Hoshi
  • 17. Saki
  • 18. Sparky
  • 19. Ace
  • 20. Daisy

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Member Since: September 2005
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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Research the breed on our informative website. Although not the dog for everyone, Shiba's are intelligent and wonderful companions. Our dogs are thoroughly health tested and we provide a 5 yr warrantee for genetic issues. We love Shiba's! Our dogs are trained in obedience, flyball and agility along with the usual showing in the conformation ring at Canadian Kennel Club and NIPPO type shows.

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



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.


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?



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.


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?



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


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.


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

Anonymous asked:
Do some Shiba Inus have a black & tan coat?



Yes, the black and tan coat coloration can happen in the Shiba Inu breed.


I have a beautiful Black and Tan.


Yes. Black and tan coats aren't as common as the cream and orange colored, but they are quite common.

Anonymous asked:
My Shiba Inu seems depressed since we moved to a new place. I run her twice a day and we still aren't seeing any improvement. What do I need to do so I don't have to find a new home for her?



You should never rehome your dog unless it is for an extreme emergency reason. This is not one. Depending how many years your Shiba Inu spent in the old home and if you moved into a different type of home, such as from a single family home to an apartment -- she is still adjusting. If you are still unpacking, that could be very unsettling for her. If you are in a whole new town, she could be more frightened than actually depressed. Try to keep her new routine the same, give her extra attention and love when you are with her. I would also suggest to go exploring with her, take her to new places and feed her yummy treats so she starts to feel comfortable in the new home/area.


So, I actually moved from Chicago to San Diego a month ago and my Shiba was also a bit depressed but I take him everywhere I go and two weeks later he started being himself again and now he is twice as bad as he was before lol they do get bored very quick so I suggest buying him chewing toys or something to keep the dog busy. I also take him to the beach, restaurants, stores, etc. He loves it!


Shiba inus make strong attachments very easily. Depending on your shiba's personality and how fond she was of her old home, it may take her a while to get her used to her environment. Get her to like the area you currently live in. Your dog needs you right now-so give her lots of attention! :)

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Updated: 12/15/2017