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
Are you thinking about how much Shiba Inus cost? Well, there are a number of factors involved. Some Shiba Inu breeds have rare coat and eye colors that are not seen with other Shiba Inus, which raise their value. If the Shiba Inu is a female, she will also cost more than her male counterpart. There are many options available in the Uptown Network.
There is no problem with this! The breeders and businesses in the Uptown Network are such professionals at what they do. They are really experienced when making arrangements for their puppies to arrive at their new owner’s doorsteps or closest major US airports (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
We’re really careful when admitting breeder and business applicants to the Uptown Network - in fact, fewer than 10% make it in. We know there are way too many scammers out there, and that’s why we only work with the BEST breeders and businesses, who raise the BEST and healthiest puppies. Our Breeder Pledge reveals all!
The truth of the matter is that not everyone breeding Shiba Inu puppies loves dogs and puppies as much as you may think. A majority of breeders only do it for profit, while exploiting dogs. The Uptown Network rewards breeders and businesses who’re ethical, and we’re here to help breeders and loving families make great connections.
Puppy mills are terrible places that are like puppy factories, where so many puppies and dogs are unhealthy and treated badly. If you buy a new puppy from a puppy mill, chances are there will be bad health problems down the line, needing expensive vet care. Luckily, when dealing with Uptown Puppies, we can guarantee you that we’re puppy mill free!
Shiba Inus are one of the most in-demand dogs in the United States at the moment. There is a huge chance that your perfect pooch is out there waiting for your loving arms to scoop it right up. Start your search and find your perfect Shiba Inu before anybody else does. Get connected with some of the top breeders and businesses on Uptown, and bring home a new pup soon!
In the Japanese language, “Inu” refers to “dog”, and Shiba Inus are the most popular dogs in the Land of the Rising Sun. The reason they were first bred was to hunt small game and wild boar. They love the rocky, rugged terrain of the Japanese Isles, but love snuggling up with you on a comfortable couch just as much!
Shiba Inus are small-medium in size, and fit into apartments and other small homes well. They do require exercise on a consistent basis, and they’re curious as cats and love to roam - so they need to be kept on a leash when walking outside. They happen to be one of the smallest dog breeds from Japan, which make them perfect for most families.
The Shiba Inu means “brushwood dog” in Japanese, and is one of the oldest breeds. They were bred to hunt boars, birds, and rabbits. In 1936, Japan declared the breed a national treasure. In 1954 the first Shiba Inu was brought to the United States. The first recorded litter of Shiba Inus in the United States occurred in 1979.
Shiba Inus can be very similar to cats in personality. They’re fastidious about their appearance, and can be very independent in nature. They’re not very warm and welcoming to strangers, but are very closely bonded with their human families. They have a good nature, are confident, highly alert, bold, strong-willed, charming, keen, fearless and faithful.
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