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We raise only AKC Shiba Inu puppies. Our litters are planned after careful research into the compatibility of the Sire and Dam. All litters are planned for the purpose of proceeding with our bloodline thus one pup from each litter is kept to be raised to carry on the bloodline if it grows to meet that potential. The pups we don’t keep are sold as pets on a spay/neuter contract and limited AKC registration. The parents have had their OFA and CERF health testing or Prelims have been completed. Puppies are born and raised in the house and begin to potty train at about 4 weeks of age. Puppies are dewormed at 3, 5, and 7 weeks of age. Puppies get their 1 shot to prevent Parvo at 5 weeks. At 7 weeks they get their 1st DAPPv + Cv, & Bordetella. Puppies are vet checked prior to leaving and come with a 1 year congenital/hereditary health guarantee.
Puppy socialization classes are a must for all Shiba puppies, and at the very least one level of obedience training when the dog matures. We expect our buyers to be dedicated to their Shibas for its lifetime. We do however, have in our contracts that if for some reason the dog can’t be kept, it must come back to us for placement and/or we must approve the home.
We have found that Spaying or Neutering is best done after your puppy is a year old or older. Done too soon can cause health issues or changes in temperment.
All puppies are to be Microchipped. Our preferance is to do this in house and charge a small fee of $30. You will have to register the Micro chip in your name with Avid the company we buy the Micro Chips from. We also make it easier to register your puppy with AKC by collecting the AKC fee and forwarding the AKC papers to you once it is processed. This fee is $38 for single ownership. We send with each puppy the parents Pedigree, a copy of the parents OFA reports but the dogs that have Prelims have to wait till OFA processes them. We also send with each puppy a copy of the Nebraska Dog Protection Act.
All of our puppies receive call names to ensure proper socialization. You may choose to rename your puppies's call name to whatever you are comfortable with. Please note that all AKC Registered names must begin with my kennel name Prairie.
We can no longer ship puppies but it works out well for us to meet you at the Denver Airport. All puppy buyers must be interviewed and approved prior to us assigning you a puppy. Our preference is to meet you in person. However, should circumstances prevent such a meeting we use FaceTime and/or Telephone to conduct puppy buyer interviews. We have used Facebook Video Chat to do interviews. Please remember that it is a first come to who gets a puppy. By this meaning the person who puts down a deposit first will be able to choose their puppy.
The Red puppies generally get lighter in color as they get older. The darker muzzle also will lighten and turn red.
The Black & Tan puppies will look all black when first born. The Tan markings do not totally appear until around 4-6 weeks old. The gray coloring will turn to tan. Undercoat will be white or buff in color.
The Red Sesame puppies look very dark when born as they get older the tips of their fur will stay black with red showing though; undercoat will be white or cream.
Our girls typically have small litters, as such, it may not be possible for you to pick your own puppy. As your breeder, we will strive to make the best match of each puppies's temperament to complimenet your lifestyle and family structure.
We are often get asked how big the puppy is?
Generally at 8 weeks our puppies are weighing around 5 to 7 pounds. They do often look much bigger then that in the pictures. Pictures can be deceiving.