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We are a small in-home preservation breeder dedicated to the protection and continuation of the Shiba Inu breed. Purebred dogs evolved to perform specific functions and each breed has a unique history. The preservation breeder honours this history by maintaining the qualities that make breeds recognizable, able to perform its purpose and iconic in appearance and character. Not to change the look, function, or temperament; or create something new.

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.

We have numerous Champions in Canada, US and overseas, including Grand Champions, Specialty winners, Best in Specialty, and Best In Show. Our dogs and their relatives have been in the Top 5 Shiba Inu in 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 just as proud of our Shibas living as companions 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.


FAQ about the Shiba Inu – basic information you should know about this breed, that has NOTHING to do with ‘cute’.


FAQ about SunoJo – how our dogs live, what we do with them, things you would ask in person.

About the Shiba Inu

Click here for Information on the:

History of the Breed
Physical Appearance

About Us

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Dogs’ Exercise Facilities
Breeding Principles
Puppy Raising Methods

Our Shibas

Our Current Dogs – Coming Soon

Upcoming Stars


Fall Litters 2021

Litter born September 21, 2021

2 red boys, 2 red girls

For More Information


So You Think You Want A Shiba?

Is A Shiba Inu Right For You?

Do you have the time, energy and patience this breed requires? If you are away 10+ hours a day, live in a highrise, and have never owned a dog before, a Shiba is not the breed for you. If you find it difficult to say NO and don’t like to set boundaries, a Shiba is not for you. Read More.

Our Other Breeds

Japanese Chin & Akita

Our original breed was the Akita, starting in 1974. We lost our last one in 2014, but will be posting information about the breed here (link to come).
My ‘retirement’ dogs are the Japanese Chin. I do not consider myself a Chin breeder, but for breed information, click here (link to come).

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Our News And Events

When we are able to get back to shows and social events, we will be posting results and new champions here!