Your puppy will come with: Limited AKC Registration Papers
(full registration available at an additional $300 unless stated otherwise),
a One Year Genetic Health Warranty, His/Her First Shots, Dewormed,
Health Records, and a Puppy Starter Pack with a Toy & Food.
Our goal is to provide people with quality, healthy, fun, loving family pets!
We are a family operated kennel that raises Shiba Inus and strive
to breed for perfect temperament and conformation in our puppies.
This breed makes an excellent family dog, and will be a faithful, loyal companion
for its family with proper training, love and care.
We register our puppies with AKC.
First off as you may already know there aren't many Shiba breeders in general. I spent quite a while trying to locate a reputable breeder and wasn't having much luck. I found sugar spring on the American Kennel Club website and it looked promising. The website is well developed and gave great information about previous litters and the sires/dams. I emailed them to inquire about the pups and got an email response quickly which is a good sign.
I decided to get on the wait list and heard there were a few litters coming up so of course I was excited. I emailed Rachel probably 5-6 times asking for information about the litters, specific questions about the coloring and sexes of the pups and what my chances were of getting a puppy/ how many people were on the wait list. She was very straightforward on how the process would work and gave me updates about the puppies as best she could and provided pictures every so often. I was happy with her communication throughout the process.
When it came time for reservation there were loads of puppies to choose from ~16 of them and all of them were so cute. My only issue with the whole process was that it was first come first serve so not a lot of decision making was able to be done when it came time to select a puppy (they were getting chosen fast!). Rachel worked with me to choose a puppy in the litter that best met what I was looking for (male and black/tan). Since we communicated regularly and built a rapport she was willing to help me ensure that I was satisfied with my choice which was greatly appreciated.
I made my deposit of $250 and started to wait until the pup was 8 weeks old and I could take him home. Rachel was generous enough to agree to meet me halfway (in Lexington, KY) as they were located ~3 hours away from me. We met in a public area, exchanged cash for the puppy, and she also provided a toy, leash, harness, tote bag, and a few small bags of food. Vet records and AKC paperwork were also provided. Overall my experience was great and I am very happy with my puppy. He is healthy, friendly, energetic, and does well with other people/dogs. Their asking price is very fair compared to all other reputable breeders as they usually are anywhere from $1000-2000 depending on the coat. I attached a few pictures of Ronin which is the little guy I got to take home and get to cuddle every day. If I wanted another Shiba I wouldn't hesitate to go back to them.
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