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
If you’re interested in getting a new Shiba Inu puppy but not sure what to expect when it comes to cost, then be reassured that there is a range of available options based on each breeder and there’s a great chance we’ll be able to pair you with a pup that matches your lifestyle as well as your budget!
If your new best friend ends up being a thousand miles from you, that’s no problem when you work within the Uptown Puppies breeder network. In addition to searching your area to connect you with the right breeder or business, we are experienced in bringing your new pup to you via any major United States airport!
At Uptown Puppies, we take the utmost care in screening the breeders and businesses that apply to work within our network. We only accept less than ten percent of the total applicants we receive and this is because we only want to work with the absolute best in the industry. Read our Breeder Pledge for more on our commitment.
If you want peace of mind when going through the process of finding that new furry family member, then Uptown Puppies is for you. We ensure that the breeders and businesses we work with are a collection of the most ethical and experienced breeders, and then connect them with wonderful homes just like yours!
Puppy mills are organizations that just churn out puppies with no regard to the new pups or the dogs being bred. They are focused strictly on volume and profits, often to the detriment of the animals. When you look to adopt a new puppy from an unvetted, there is a chance that you could end up with a puppy mill pup and have problems down the road.
Shiba Inus are a well-known and desirable breed for a pet and the chances are good that you’ll be able to find the right one for you, and they are out there now just waiting to meet you! Go ahead and start your search with us to connect with some of our highly valued breeders and businesses who are ready to introduce you to that furry face!
Shiba Inus are a very special breed, beloved as pets throughout the world and especially in Japan and the United States. They have unique personalities and enjoy getting plenty of exercise in addition to having some relaxed alone time back at home. They have winning temperaments and are just waiting to steal your heart!
You can expect your cute new Shiba Inu puppy to grow into about twenty pounds once they are full grown! They may be shorter in stature, but they are muscular and agile. They are known to bolt after a squirrel or other animals and are best kept with you on a leash at all times! They have keen yet calm demeanors, making them sociable and easy to be around.
Shiba Inus are beloved as family pets all over the United States and love being part of a family pack unit! Although they can be shy with new people at first, once you’ve earned their trust you will have their lifelong affection and loyalty! They don’t always love other dogs, so be sure to introduce any other family members first.
Once you decide to go ahead and make your puppy dreams a reality, we make the rest of the process a seamless and enjoyable experience. Check out our network’s current selection of puppies that are available and then move forward to meet several breeders who may be a good match for you. Next, prepare for lots of smiles as you ultimately adopt a new puppy!
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