Dexter keeping a close eye on a days-old Shiba puppy
Welcome to SunoJo Kennels, we hope you find
this website helpful in learning more about Shiba Inu and
Japanese Chin (Spaniel). We are long-term, serious fanciers
that have been involved with purebred dogs over 30 years
- our goal in breeding dogs is to be respectful of their
heritage; progressive in the breeds' development; and particular
in placing our dogs with responsible families. Please visit
About to learn more about us.
We breed 2 to 3 litters of Shibas every year,
and very occassionally a litter of Chin. We select our breeding
stock and raise each puppy as a future champion - but we
can't keep every one, so pet/companion puppies of excellent
quality are available to approved pet homes.
Please consider carefully all aspects of adding
a dog to your life: the cost, exercise, training, time,
and the emotional investment. We hope you enjoy your visit,
and that you find information here that enhances your knowledge
of Shiba Inu and Japanese Chin.
News as of September 2, 2015
- Puppies We do not have any puppies
available at this time. Thank you for your enquiries over
this busy summer. Next litters are planned for February
and October 2016.
- Retirees: We will consider new homes
for two of our adult females. One is 8 years old but has
the health and energy of a 4 year old, and the brattiness
of a puppy. The other is 5 years old and is getting back
in shape after having our last litter of puppies. She too
is rather exuberant and would be a good candidate for performance
events as she is extremely food motivated. Both must be
spayed prior to leaving us.
Show News: Flew out to Winnipeg for
the Shiba Inu Canada National and Regional Specialties.
Took young Miss Yippee for a training opportunity and she
surprised me with how good she was on the table, having
the judges go over her and then standing still for photos.
I was the big winner at all the shows, as just about every
Shiba there was related to Bob or Ei - so very grateful
to the wonderful owners & breeders who are working with
daughter Rowan and her husband Luke Baggenstos are professional
all-breed handlers . Visit
their website to see pictures of some of the SunoJo
champions and the many different breeds they handle.
of Dogs Pet Resort is now under the ownership of Renee
& Colin Page - we highly recommend them for all your
boarding and grooming requirements in Comox/Courtenay.
This small spitz breed native to Japan can be
a wonderful companion, for those looking for a hardy,
athletic dog that enjoys both outdoor activity and lounging
on the couch. Includes information about the breed, our
Shibas, and links to relevant websites.
This toy breed is also known as the Japanese Spaniel
in Canada. "Toy breed" does not mean a plaything,
but rather a small dog that requires indoor living and
We have included a 'What
Is An Akita' and 'Our Akitas'
for information only. Our last litter was in 2000, it
has been a long time since we have been involved in the
breed. Please do not enquire about Akita puppies; we do