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Shiba Inu & Japanese Chin

jan 22, 2019 update

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a litter of 3 at our co-owner/breeders Satika Kennels, outside of Edmonton, Alberta, on Dec 25th, 2018.

Sire Can Ch Satika's Lochlan and Dam SunoJo's Bridget are the proud parents of 2 boys and 1 girl. There is a cream boy who is available to a pet home, the red boy 'may' be available, he is still too young to evaluate as to show potential.

We do realize that it can be very frustrating to find a Shiba Inu companion, litters do tend to be small and infrequent. Here at SunoJo, and the other breeders we work with, we have litters so we can keep puppies to continue breeding programs and maintain the high quality of the breed. 


We are expecting a litter in mid-late February, from Zed and Reddi. 


We do consider co-owning both males and females, but this is not a simple undertaking. Co-owning allows us to have access to a dog for showing and breeding, but the dog lives in a companion family setting. There is a lot of responsibility involved - agreeing to live 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 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 have very stringent requirements, as breeding dogs are extremely valuable to our future.

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We hope the information provided on the website answers your basic questions in regards to the breed, our breeding principles, costs, and availability.

We do screen all applicants, as this breed is not suitable for everyone.  

We do not recommend this breed for first time dog owners, condo living, or for those who work long hours away from home.

An Application Form will be available when puppies or dogs become available.

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Sample Contract

Sunojo puppy placement

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 (click here to view 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.

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.

Reservation/Wait List: We do not maintain a Waiting List or take deposits until puppies are actually born - it can be a long time until a puppy is available and we do not feel it is fair to keep someone waiting, and waiting. However, we will pre-approve a home after receiving an Application Form and having an in-person visit. 

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