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Shiba Inu & Japanese Chin


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SunoJo is a small in-home kennel dedicated to the Shiba Inu breed. 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.

Showing in the conformation ring is a passion of mine. We participate in local Canadian Kennel Club conformation shows held in BC, and have co-owned dogs being shown across Canada. There is a link to the CKC on our Links page. We occasionally get to shows in Washington and Oregon.

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 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 in pet homes 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.

UPDATE May 8, 2018
The adult male and young female we had available have now gone to their new homes. I have tried to respond to all those who enquired about them; if you have not received a personal message from me, please accept my sincere apologies. I am still working on the backlog of enquiries about puppies - I will be responding to messages received in 2018, if you contacted us in 2017, please do drop me a note to let me know if you are still interested.

April 25, 2018 - I offer most sincere apologies for lack of communications since mid-March. I suffered an extremely painful back issue which required us to cut short our South Africa trip, and had me in and out of hospitals since then. I am relieved to finally be on the mend, but very limited in what I can do - one of them sitting at computer screen. I will be attempting to respond to all enquiries/messages sent, and of course updating all the news/photos/fun stuff that has happened.

Looking For A shiba Puppy?

Research carefully ANY breed of dog you are considering adding to your family. That includes not only Breed Information, but Breeder Information as well.

For information on Availability, pricing, upcoming litters, and application form.

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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 a 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!