I do not have any Shiba Inu  anymore. This is my old Shiba Page.

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog from Japan.

A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature. nu is the Japanese word for dog, but the origin of the prefix "Shiba" is less clear. The word shiba means "brushwood" in japanese, and refers to a type of tree or shrub whose leaves turn red in the fall . This leads some to believe that the Shiba was named with this in mind, either because the dogs were used to hunt in wild shrubs, or because the most common color of the Shiba Inu is a red color similar to that of the shrubs. However, in an old Nagano dialect, the word shiba also had the meaning of "small", thus this might be a reference to the dog's small size Therefore, the Shiba Inu is sometimes translated as "Little Brushwood Dog".

The Shiba's frame is compact with well-developed muscles. Males and females are distinctly different in appearance: males are masculine without coarseness, females are feminine without weakness of structure. Males 14 1/2 inches to 16 1/2 inches (35–43 cm) at withers. Females 13 1/2 inches to 15 1/2 inches (33–41 cm). The preferred size is the middle of the range for each sex. Average weight at preferred size is approximately 23 pounds (10 kg) for males, 17 pounds (8 kg) for females. Bone is moderate.

Coat: Double coated with the outer coat being stiff and straight and the undercoat soft and thick. Fur is short and even on face, ears, and legs. Guard hairs stand off the body are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length at the withers. Tail hair is slightly longer and stands open in a brush. Shibas may be red, black and tan, or sesame (red with black-tipped hairs), with a cream, buff, or grey undercoat. They may also be cream, though this color is a major fault and should never be intentionally bred, as the required markings known as "urajiro" are not visible. "Urajiro" literally translates to "underside white" are unable to be seen. The urajiro (cream to white ventral color) is required in the following areas on all coat colors: on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, inside the ears, on the underjaw and upper throat inside of legs, on the abdomen, around the vent and the ventral side of the tail. On reds: commonly on the throat, forechest, and chest. On blacks and sesames: commonly as a triangular mark on both sides of the forechest.

Generally independent and intelligent dogs. Some owners struggle with obedience training, but as with many dogs, socialization at a young age can greatly affect temperament. Traits such as independence and intelligence are often associated with ancient dog breeds, such as the Shiba Inu. Shibas should always be on leash, unless in a secured area because of their strong prey drive.

From the Japanese breed standard:

A spirited boldness, a good nature, and an unaffected forthrightness, which together yield dignity and natural beauty. The Shiba has an independent nature and can be reserved toward strangers but is loyal and affectionate to those who earn his respect. At times aggressive toward other dogs.

The terms "spirited boldness good nature and artlessness have subtle interpretations that have been the subject of much commentary.

The Shiba is a fastidious breed and feels the need to maintain itself in a clean state. They can often be seen licking their paws and legs much like a cat. They generally go out of their way to keep their coats clean, and while walking will avoid stepping in puddles, mud and dirt. Because of their fastidious nature, the Shiba puppy is easy to housebreak and in many cases will housebreak themselves. Having their owner simply place them outside after meal times and naps is generally enough to teach the Shiba the appropriate method of toileting.

A distinguishing characteristic of the breed is the so-called "shiba scream". When sufficiently provoked or unhappy, the dog will produce a loud, high pitched scream. This can occur when attempting to handle the dog in a way that it deems unacceptable. The animal may also emit a very similar sound during periods of great joy, such as the return of the owner after an extended absence, or the arrival of a favored human guest.

 The most important decision you’ll make when choosing among Shiba Inu puppies for sale, is whether to get a boy or girl. Shibas are a very special breed and the differences between males and females is a big one as far as temperament goes and can’t be compared to another breed. It is important that you pick a puppy based on temperament and how you are expecting them to behave. Too often people pick a dog based on looks or get a girl because they want to dress it up in cute clothes only to find that their dog is not game for what they have in mind. Sadly, these puppies often end up in the pound or in shelters. So please pay attention to what Shiba Inu breeders tell you about the temperament and personality of their puppies. Each puppy is different and when adding this new addition to your family, I think you’d agree that trumps appearance.

Boy Shiba Inus have a temperament that is closer to what most people envision when buying a puppy. A male wants to always be with you and gain your love and approval. They are always up for playtime, but when playtime is over they are also content to just sit with you. They make great pets for kids that want a dog they can play with and become best buddies with. only concern most people seem to have with getting a male Shiba is the issue of “marking”. Rest assured that if you get your puppy neutered he will never lift his leg. Shibas are known for their cleanliness and will not “go” in the house. If you do not get your puppy neutered then he will begin to lift his leg, especially if there is a female around and especially if that female is in heat. However, they can also be trained to not lift their leg in the house, but it will take work since it is a deeply rooted instinct. So, if you get your puppy neutered you will never have to worry about him lifting his leg. If you don’t get him neutered you will simply have to remain vigilant until he has been trained to only lift his leg outside. Overall, boy Shiba Inus make the best pets for what most are looking for because they want your love and attention and will quickly become your best buddy.

Girl Shiba Inus are very unique in the dog world. They are often compared to cats, and with good reason. If you are wanting a puppy that will always want to be with you, you are better off with a boy. Girls don’t mind spending time with you, but when they’re done, they’re done and no amount of coaxing can change their minds. They are very independent and like to have a place of their own. They are loving, but they don’t need to be loved all the time. Since they are not seeking your approval like a boy does, they are less likely to obey commands. They are very intelligent and know what you want, but often what they want wins out over what you want. It is very typical for a female Shiba to come when you call it and then turn around and trot right back off as if to say, “I came, you can’t get mad at me, now I’m going to do what I want.” They are also somewhat moody, sometimes they will demand attention and then mere minutes later they will be in their crate not wanting to come out for anything. A female will not give blind obedience like a male will, they are just too independent and intelligent for that. Females are very smart and not clingy. They like to play games that make them think, such as how to get a squeaker out of toy. Fetch is not as appealing to a female Shiba Inu, there has to be a point to the game. If you want an intelligent dog that is almost cat like (or even human like in some cases) a female is for you. If you want a dog that you can hold and carry and have as a lap dog, then a female is the wrong way to go.

Of course, these are just general guidelines. Each puppy has their own personality and sometimes a boy will have more the temperament of a girl and vice versa. The important thing is to talk to the breeder you’re working with to make sure you get a puppy that fits in with your lifestyle and expectations. The worse thing you can do is get a puppy based strictly on looks. Just like you wouldn’t choose your friends that way (or at least I hope not) you shouldn’t choose a dog that way. A Shiba Inu puppy can be a cherished part of your family for the next 15+ years, make sure you’re upfront about what you’re wanting in a puppy’s temperament with the Shiba Inu breeders you’re working with, and choose the puppy that will make the nicest fit for your family

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House Breaking Tips

You have your puppy at home, how do you train it?
Begin as soon as the puppy arrives in your home. Young puppies should be taken out immediately upon waking and just before retiring, as well as multiple times during the day. Most puppies cannot "hold it" for long periods so it will be necessary to take the puppy out almost every hour at first (especially after periods of play, naps, and mealtimes), and then gradually increase the amount of time between visits to the "bathroom".
Take the puppy to the same area each time and praise it immediately and enthusiastically when it eliminates. Do not play with, or talk to, the puppy until after it has eliminated. Remember, if the puppy doesn't eliminate outside, its urine and feces are being saved for deposit inside your house!

Puppy Housebreaking
A MUST for every good family dog, regardless of size or breed! Puppies may start classes when they are as young as 8 weeks old. Check with your veterinarian for class recommendations.
1. Crate training is the best way!
Crate size: the crate should be large enough for the puppy to stand and turn around in. It should not, however, be so large that the puppy can pee or poop in one corner and sleep comfortable in the other.
No food or water, just bedding and toy in the crate!
2. Adapt a schedule to fit your lifestyle
Take the puppy outside after it eats and after it has been in its crate for a long time. Praise your puppy while it is doing something GOOD in the act. CORRECT the puppy while it is doing something BAD in the act.
3. DON'T rub his nose in it: clean it up with bleach or odor remover
Be patient! Training takes time. Most times the owner is to blame for the puppy's mistakes.
General Schedule
Here's an example of a general schedule you can follow for puppies 2 to 6 months old, eating 3 meals a day and the owner is home or can get home at lunchtime. If your are not home for lunch, skip the afternoon portion of this schedule:

7:00 AM take puppy outside for a walk or play outside of home.

Do not wait until you shower or until coffee is made. Puppy should fully eliminate before coming back.

7:15 - 7:30 AM kitchen playtime

7:30 - 8:00 AM feed and water. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for eating then remove the food and water from the puppy.

8:00 AM Take puppy out for further eliminations.

Confine to crate when you leave

Place safe chew and play toys in the crate for entertainment. No food, water or bedding in crate.

Noon: take puppy outside for full eliminations

12:15 - 12:30 PM kitchen playtime

12:30 PM food and water for 15 to 20 minutes

12:45 PM take puppy out for more eliminations

1:00 PM return to crate

6PM take puppy out as soon as you get home from work

6:15 - 6:45 PM kitchen playtime

6:45 PM feed and water

7:00 - 8:00 take puppy outside

8:30 - 9:00 PM kitchen playtime

9:00 PM confine to crate

11:00 PM take puppy out, return to crate overnight.

You can modify this schedule to fit you and your puppy's needs. Keep in mind however, that if you are going to be away for 8 hours or more expect a few "accidents" here and there for the first few months. Remember that the crate training method is not cruel and it will allow you to enjoy your puppy for many years to come.

Good luck!
This was the plan to have new litters but it is out of my hands now so everyone will have to fine another breeder now.
This is Mistress should have pups July 2013
This is Sesame she should have pups July 2013
This is Countess Sesame's daugther she should have pups July 2013

This is Dutchess she is Sesame's Older Sister, Mistress Mom and Escorts Grand Mom she is a red.

This is Escort she should have pups July 2013

 This is Pogo she is one of Sesame's daughters.  She is a very rare Pinto colored. 

This is Curly he is the stud to all the new litters. He is a cream colored.
He is with several females now so should have some pups mid July.

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