Litter of four Shiba Inu puppies born 8/15/16. One male spoken for. Three beautiful red females available. Ready to go to their new homes 10/10/16. Champion sire, champion bloodline on both sire &amp; dam side.
Items Included: Puppy shots, wormed, health guaranteed
Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Shiba Ken
The Shiba Inu is a quiet and reserved dog indoors, but loves to romp and play in the great outdoors. He's a jumper, even able to catch birds, and often washes his face with paws ' like a cat!
Red, red sesame (red with black overlay), or black and tan; white markings on the sides of muzzle, under jaw and neck, and on chest and stomach.
Double coated with the outer coat being stiff and straight and the undercoat soft and thick. Guard hairs stand off the body are about 1.5-2" in length at the withers. Tail hair is slightly longer and stands open in a brush.
Shiba Inus are very curious and cheerful dogs. They are watchful and bond closely with their family. Easily housebroken, these dogs bark infrequently.
This breed is reserved around children and strangers, but they normally get along well with almost any creatures.
Its double coat needs brushing one or two times weekly, more when shedding.
This breed is very independent. Training sessions should be made to be fun and engaging, so he'll stay on task.
The Shiba neds a daily workout,either in the form of a vigorous game in the yard, a long walk, or a good run in a safe area.
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This breed is generally hardy, with few genetic weaknesses. A small number may be prone to heart disease and progressive retinal atrophy.
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Questions You Should Ask the Breeder
1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free.
2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want?
3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted?
4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog.
5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?
6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended.
7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment?
8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications?
9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later.
10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled.
11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it?
12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy.
13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older.
14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually.
15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.
16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.
Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy.