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
Shiba Inu breeders do not all charge the same for puppies and it is dependent on certain traits specific to each puppy. These can include unique coloring, gender, eye color, level of breeder experience, and more. Since our network is so robust, we typically can work with each family to find many puppy options that are within your price range!
It’s not a problem at all if your ideal pooch isn’t in your immediate area. We don’t work with only breeders and businesses in a certain area, but instead, our network ranges all over the United States. Luckily in this day and age, no matter where you are, your dream pup is able to be safely transported to any major US airport!
We do all of the screening and vetting so that you don’t have to! With Uptown Puppy, we guarantee our network of breeders and businesses that partner with us have gone through a rigorous screening and are top notch animal professionals. Read our Breeder Pledge to understand more about our promise to you.
At Uptown Puppies, our main concern is the customer satisfaction that comes from a canine match made in heaven. We strive to ensure that we get to know you and your unique preferences and use this information to pair you with the best suited dog and most responsible breeder. Go ahead and start looking today!
Given the popularity of the Shiba Inu breed in the United States and beyond, there are certainly puppy mills out there willing to sell you a puppy. Puppy mills are bad news and typically mistreat their animals and do not provide them with proper care. For this reason, we vet all of our network to ensure only the best experience!
If you’re looking for a Shiba Inu puppy to adopt in the Houston area, then Uptown Puppies is the perfect place to start your search! We have a large network of breeders and businesses which means a higher chance of success of quickly connecting you with the right pooch. Go ahead and connect today and get ready to meet your new bestie!
For those that know and love Shiba Inus, it’s clear to see why they are so popular. Shiba Inus are a nimble, interesting and dignified dog breed who is the dog version of a ninja warrior. Once they are trained and socialized with other people and pets, they will be able to accompany you throughout life's many adventures, from fetch to backyard bbqs.
Shiba Inus are the smallest of the six native Japanese breeds and once they are full grown they will be up to about twenty pounds. The perfect size to take in the car, or on other adventures around town with you! As long as you can still take them on walks and let them expend their energy, they are also fine in smaller living quarters.
Shiba Inus will fit in well with your family whether it’s just you or if you have other members of the family as well! Once you bond with them and earn their trust, they are perfectly affectionate and loyal. They are known to be diligent and alert, making them the perfect dog around children as well!
Uptown Puppies removes some of the typical worry and stress that comes along with the process of adopting a new puppy. Instead of screening through dozens of potential breeders yourself, you can browse puppies through our pre-screened network and be connected to the right breeder or business for you!
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