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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 and get their 1st DHLP at 6 weeks of age. 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.
All puppies are to be Microchipped. Our preferance is to do this in house and charge a small fee of $30 both domestic and International microchips. 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 $30 for single ownership and an additional $16 if you would like to add an official AKC 3 Generation pedigree (total of $46) and will be enclosed with the AKC registration papers.
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 ship to all lower 48 states. However, we do not ship sight unseen. All puppy buyers must be interviewed and approved prior to any shipping arrangements being made. 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. If shipping into Canada, please let us check to see if we can get a puppy into the Country. Otherwise, we can make arrangements to ship to your nearest USA City if you're willing to make the drive to the States.
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 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.