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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.

Upcoming Litters

Oct 22/2017 - No puppies available at this time; we are planning to breed two of our girls in the future.

Mother Nature controls when they will come into season; it could be next month, or 6 months from now. Once a female has come into season (or 'heat'), she is bred 10 days later.

Gestation time is 59 - 63 days.

Puppies stay with their mothers for at least 8 weeks.

So it is approximately 4 months from time of breeding until a puppy can go its new home.

Young Adults & Retirees:

Oct 22/2017 - No adults available at this time. 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.