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Shiba Inu & Japanese Chin


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SunoJo is a small in-home preservation breeder dedicated to the protection and continuation of the Shiba Inu breed. Purebred dogs evolved to perform specific functions and each breed has a unique history. The preservation breeder honours this history by maintaining the qualities that make the breed recognizable, able to perform its purpose and iconic in appearance and character. Not to change the look, function, temperament or create something new or different, but preserve that unique set of qualities that sets the breed apart.

Established for over 40 years with the Canadian Kennel Club (SunoJo permanent registered), we have built a reputation of quality, commitment, and caring. We are located on Vancouver Island in beautiful BC, Canada.

We have multiple Champions in Canada, US and overseas; Grand Champions; Specialty winners; Best in Specialty; and Best In Show. Our dogs and their relatives have been in the Top 5 Shiba Inu in Canada every year since recognition. While our breedings are planned to produce dogs competitive in the show ring, not all are show dogs. We are very proud of the Shiba Inu living as companions that are beautiful examples of the breed, with superb temperaments. Our goal has always been, and continues to be, to produce Shiba Inu of traditional Japanese type, with excellent temperament and health, whether for the show ring or home. 

Use the links ABOVE for information about the breed, our dogs, how we raise our puppies, and why you may - or may not - want a SunoJo Shiba Inu.

Are You Looking For A shiba Inu Puppy?

UPDATE JUly 8, 2020

Thank you all very much for your interest in our Shiba Inu. We do NOT have any puppies available, and are not taking names for a waitlist. 

Our price for companion puppies will be $3000 in 2021.

The spring breedings were postponed as we were unable to travel or ship our females to stud dogs, and could not have potential owners visit to meet the dogs and do interviews. We strongly urge all those seeking puppies NOW to consider what happens when life returns to 'normal' - the care and time required for a dog is significant. 

We are planning for October breedings, which would mean puppies born in December. This is all dependent on travel restrictions being lifted, and the girls following a schedule.  We suggest you check through the Breed Information we have provided, and also learn more about us through Breeder Information as well. Please check this website for updates.

applications closed

Adult Female 

5 years old, retired from show and breeding.

Please click here for information.

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu was developed in Japan, to flush birds and hunt small game, including wild boar. Now they are primarily kept as pets, both in Japan and the rest of the world.

A Shiba puppy may look like a live teddy bear, and the excessive attention given to the breed through social media makes them appealing to a lot of people. But the Shiba is not a wind up toy or a fashion accessory - it is a very lively little dog with a unique set of characteristics and challenges. Each one is an individual with his/her own personality, but there are some traits that are considered typical of the breed.

Learn more about the breed BEFORE adding a Shiba Inu to your family!