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 how much a Shiba Inu would cost, then it will depend on a few of your must haves. Sometimes certain factors such as what gender a pup is, the colors of their coat, eye color, and more can impact how much they cost. Luckily we have a large network of breeders and businesses, and can provide options for you price range!
We will certainly search in your area for your new Shiba Inu pup but the Uptown Puppies network is not limited to one area since we work with the best breeders and businesses throughout the nation. No matter where you happen to find the perfect companion for you, your breeder will be able to get them there through flight to any major airport.
As you can see on our Breeder Pledge, we take the responsibility of connecting breeders and families like yours very seriously. We carefully screen each applicant for our network of breeders and companies and work with only those that demonstrate responsible breeder ethics, animal welfare and first class experience.
Uptown Puppies is unique to many of the companies out there and working with Uptown Puppies means you will be able to be matched with only the best breeders and companies out there. Additionally, you can use our completely free matchmaking process to help decide which dog would fit best for your lifestyle!
Puppy mills are horrible organizations that care about profits and not about the actual animals. These puppy factories are a real problem and if you accidentally adopt from one of them you have a chance that your new pup will have issues that require pricey vet care down the road. Luckily going through Uptown Puppies removes the stress of this possibility!
Shiba Inus are one of the more popular companion dogs and the chances are high that you’ll be able to find your ideal dog within our network. Go ahead and get started connecting with breeders today and enjoy a smooth experience on your way to finding your new pup through our top notch breeders and businesses.
Originally brought to the United States from Japan sixty years ago, Shiba Inus have since taken off in popularity! They are petite and photogenic dogs that make incredible companions. In addition to their looks, they have an incredibly sophisticated and relaxed demeanor that make them a shoe-in for many families around the world.
In general, Shiba Inus will typically get to be about twenty pounds once they are fully grown. They are well-built and somewhat small in stature. They still have plenty of energy though, and love to get activity and especially chase prey—so make sure you keep that leash handy! When not enjoying playtime, Shiba Inus are laid back and happy to relax.
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 the 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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