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
The price of a Shiba Inu puppy will depend on different factors like the dogs physical traits, rarity, gender and other inputs. Generally, the more rare a certain trait or characteristic is, the more expensive the pup is. We will do our best to pair you with only those breeders and businesses who have puppies that fit your ideal price range.
With Uptown Puppies expansive network of partners that span across the entire country, you’ll have no problem finding the new best friend you’ve always wanted! Whether that happens to be in your area or clear across the country, we’re experts at safely and responsibly transporting puppies to most major cities in the US!
Uptown Puppies is very selective when it comes to the breeders and businesses that we accept into our network and connect with our customers and that’s because we truly believe that the happiest matches come from ethical breeders and loving families. Go to our Breeder Pledge page and see how we live into our values.
The unfortunate truth is that there are companies and individuals out there without the high standards that we maintain here at Uptown Puppies and they are great at fooling people. At Uptown Puppies, we are completely transparent about our standards for breeders and businesses and take the stress of vetting dozens of breeders out of your life!
A puppy mill is basically like a factory but for cute little puppies, where they are treated more like a dollar sign than an animal with basic needs. These organizations are focused only on maximizing the number of dogs and profits and not worried about matching you with a healthy animal that will make a great addition to your household.
We are confident that the Shiba Inu pup of your dreams is just waiting for you now! If you’re already picturing that fluffy, smiling face then go ahead and start meeting our breeders and businesses today. Whether or not it’s in your immediate area or in another state altogether, we’ll be able to unite you and your new bestie!
Shiba Inus are a mysterious yet lovable breed that was originally bred in Japan as a hunting dog and is now a widely popular companion breed for families around the world! They are often loved at first sight, given their unique physical traits that are comparable to a teddy bear. They also offer a wonderful personality, full of quirky independence and devotion.
Luckily for those without a huge house and a yard, Shiba Inus are a smaller breed and can make do with less space than many other breeds as long as they are still able to get their exercise! In terms of personality, Shiba Inus are slower to warm up to new two and four legged friends but once they warm up, they are a delight!
Shiba Inus are renowned for their smarts and can be house trained and learn new obedience commands as well as just fun tricks if you have the patience and care to teach them! Since Shiba Inus can also have a stubborn streak, you have to work with their inherent nature and make it fun! Ultimately, training is a great bonding experience and they’ll be even more loyal than before!
We’ve worked hard to make the experience of working with Uptown Puppies to be as fun and easygoing as possible! Once you decide to take the leap and adopt a puppy, just go ahead and start looking through all of the available puppies so we can put you in touch with the breeder who has the perfect pup for you! You’ll end up with your new best friend in no time.
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