About Shiba Inus
Shiba Inus are among the smallest of Japanese-bred dogs, and they’re also the most popular. These loyal but independent, fluffy but regal dogs look like a cross between a stuffed animal and a fox. There’s a lot to love about Shiba Inus!
Loyal and Affectionate
The Shiba Inu is a reserved pooch who doesn’t give affection easily to strangers—but is a loyal companion to members of his pack.
Aloof and Independent
The Shiba is an independent dog who tolerates loneliness better than most breeds, yet is always ready for his family to come home from work!
There’s just something adorable about the Shiba Inu’s fluffy face and almost cartoon-like appearance!
The Shiba Inu walks through life with an air of sophistication and serenity that is unmatched by many other breeds.
Although your Shiba Inu will shed twice per year, grooming your pooch is a cinch and shouldn’t take long at all.
Fun for the Whole Family
A well-trained and well-socialized Shiba Inu—like most dogs—makes an outstanding family pet for years to come.
Shiba Inu Puppy Alumni
Finding the perfect Shiba Inu puppy has never been easier.
Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.
Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with Shiba Inu breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
Wondering how much is a Shiba Inu? Shiba Inu puppy price will depend on a number of factors. For example, some breeds have coat colors (and even eye colors) that are much rarer than others. Other breeders charge more based on experience, and so on and so forth. If you’re concerned about price, don’t be—there are countless options in the Uptown Network.
No problem. When you connect with a breeder/business in the Uptown Network, you’ll be able to arrange travel for your new puppy to your nearest major US airport (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). No matter where you and your dog breeder call home, your dream dog is just a quick flight away!
On average, we admit fewer than 10% of breeder/business partner applicants. Why? Because we’re dedicated to working with only the BEST breeders and businesses and connecting you with only the BEST puppies. Have a look at our strict Breeder Pledge for deeper insight into what makes the ideal Uptown breeder.
The sad fact is that not everyone who breeds Shiba Inu puppies loves dogs as much as you think. Many breeders are only in it for the money, and their dogs suffer for it. We created a place that rewards ethical breeders and helps those breeders connect with loving families like yours. It’s a win-win-win for you, the breeder, and your dog!
Puppy mills are like puppy factories where countless sick and mistreated Shiba Inu pups are “produced” every year. When you adopt a mill puppy, there’s a much higher chance that your new pal will get sick and need expensive vet care. Luckily when you work with Uptown Puppies, you won’t find a single puppy mill in sight!
Shiba Inus are one of the most popular dogs in the US right now, and odds are pretty good that your ideal doggo is out there waiting as we speak. Start your search right now and make sure no one else finds your pooch before you do—connect below with some of our top recommended breeders and businesses before it’s too late!
In Japanese, “inu” means “dog,” and the Shiba Inu is one of the most popular types of dogs that hail from the Land of the Rising Sun. Originally bred for hunting small game and wild boars, the nimble Shiba is right at home in the rocky, rugged terrain that makes up much of the Japanese Isles. They’re also right at home snuggling on the couch, too! Shiba Inu personality is top-notch!
Shiba Inus are small-medium sized dogs, and can do well in apartments and other small homes. However, they do need to be exercised regularly, and have a tendency to roam—so be sure to keep your Shiba on a leash! The Shiba Inu is one of the smallest Japanese breeds, making it perfect for most families—although Shiba Inu shedding happens twice yearly.
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