We are pleased to work with responsible Shiba Inu fanciers around the world, and proud of the contributions our dogs have made to the global Shiba Inu community.
In Canada, we co-own the show quality puppies, as this allows us to have access to a dog for showing and breeding, and to assist those who may be novices in the dog sport. For those new to the concept, there is a lot of responsibility involved - living with an unaltered animal and all that entails (heats, hormone swings, etc), and being able to let your dog go away on weekends for shows (perhaps 4 or 5 times a year). Breeding entails the dog come back to us for the actual breeding, and the girls come back to us to whelp out the litter, which means they are with us for approximately 10 weeks.
We do have very stringent requirements, both to protect the dogs well being and the future of the breed.Please contact us if you are in search of a well bred, sound, healthy, and typey show dog.
We generally hold back a puppy from each litter, to hopefully show and breed later on. The evaluation process can take a year or more and we have very strict criteria for our breeding stock, so a dog that isn't maturing to that criteria then becomes available to a companion home. So they may be 'retired' by the age of 12 months, but are still very much puppies inside.
The dogs in our breeding program are 2 to 5 years, and after giving us the next generation of SunoJo Shiba Inu, we find the perfect home for each individual dog. So their retirement age can be from 3 to 7 years. Retired show dogs are house/crate/leash trained, used to travel, comfortable in large noisy buildings, accepting of respectful strangers, and pretty darn perfect. Because they have been intact (not spayed/neutered) until recently, they will not have been around the same gender - Shiba males and females do NOT play well with the same sex. They are NOT used to being off leash or going to dog parks, or being around uncontrolled rude dogs.