Monday, November 24, 2008

15 Minutes of Heaven on the Intarwebs...

This popular shiba inu puppy cam has been the fad that swept across America during this Presidential election year... While these puppies are understandly as cute and witty as myself, a word of caution to all those who want one. Shiba Inus are not for everyone. They are very smart, intelligent, have a high prey drive (translate: run away at every opportunity), can be skittish, stubborn and are NOT lapdogs.

The shiba, just like our very own Scout has very selective hearing, especially when it comes to coming when called. Shiba puppies are the cutest little buggers you’ll ever see, but they can be a handful to raise and train. They learn how to push all your buttons, and then look at you with that cute innocent little face.

There is a very real worry among shiba owners (rightfully so) that many families will rush out to get one totally unprepared and weeks later the poor shiba will end up in shelters or as roadkill after another escape. We would like to have educated and informed buyers who eschew puppy mills in favor of responsible breeders or shiba rescues. You can find one by going to this website:

Now for more about those popular little rascals!

Fast Facts
The litter consists of three males, three females1
Names are Autumn, Ayumi, Amaya, Aki, Akoni, Ando1
Born: October 7, 20081
Live somewhere in California1
AKC recognized the Shiba Inu breed in 19922
Official size varies between 13.5-16.5 inches at the shoulder2
Weight: 17-23 pounds2
Requires obedience training and regular brushing2
There are about 40 Shiba Inu breeders in the United States registered with the National Shiba Club of America3