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Shiba Inu & Japanese Chin

Sunojo puppy placement policies

Basic Information

Age:  Puppies do not leave their mothers until at least 8 weeks of age.

Shipping: We do NOT ship - it is too stressful, too expensive, and too difficult to provide support for new owners. Please note US regulations prohibit puppies under 4 months from entering the US, and also Air Canada does not accept puppies younger than 12 weeks.

Price:  $2500 CDN on a spay/neuter contract (Sample Contract). INCLUDES the CKC certificate of registration, sales tax, veterinary record, current vaccinations & wormings, SunoJo puppy care manual, starter package (food, blanket, collar, toy), 30 day full return, 2 year limited warranty on genetic health (hips, knees, heart & eyes) and lifetime support.

Visit "Breeding Principles" to learn more about our breeding program and "How We Raise Our Puppies". 

Spay/Neuter: Unless you are purchasing a show potential puppy, all dogs are on a non-breeding contract, which means they are to be spayed/neutered by 1 year of age. Any dogs we have available that are old enough (over 10 months), will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving us.

Adults & Retirees:

Jan 9, 2018 

As preservation breeders, the purpose behind every litter is to produce the next generation of quality Shiba Inu. We have very strict criteria for breeding stock, and sometimes puppies don't mature to meet those criteria. This can be anything from height, to colour, to eye shape, to show attitude (some dogs just don't like the noise and commotion of a dog show). While this is not a common occurrence, it does happen - these dogs will be spayed/neutered and available as companions.

We show our dogs 'for fun' as puppies, and more seriously after 2 years of age. At 2 years, their health screenings are completed and we can evaluate the total dog to determine if they should be bred. If not, we look for 'retirement' homes - so you see that age really doesn't have much to do with it! The dogs that are used in our breeding program are generally 2 to 4 years of age, and after giving us the next generation of SunoJo Shiba Inu, they go on to be someone's beloved couch dog. Very infrequently our males may go to other show homes, but the females are always spayed prior to leaving us.

Adult Male now available. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Litters

Jan 9, 2018
We are pleased to announce a litter will be due in late January. Champion "Amber" was bred to our young male "Zed" and we are expecting the babies to be reds. Depending on how many are born and genders, there MAY be one available.

We have also bred Ch. "Reddi" to Ch. "Zee" - it is still too early to tell if she is pregnant or not, but we are keeping fingers crossed!

Gestation time is 59 - 63 days, and puppies stay with their mothers for at least 8 weeks. So it is 4 months from time of breeding until a puppy can go its new home.

If you have already submitted an Application, please contact us to advise if still interested.

For more information, visit our "Litters" page