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 July 9, 2015
- Puppies! Sayo delivered 4 babies
in the wee hours of the 8th. Our co-owners' litters in Thunder
Bay and Mission (BC) are doing wonderful - just loading
photos and videos tonight. More
- Show News: Took a quick trip this
past weekend, down to the Bell Vernon shows in Mt Vernon.
The main purpose was to spend some time with our grandson
(mom Rowan is a professional handler), but decided to enter
Banzai even tho he is practically naked. He did well, going
Best of Breed both days, and Group 3rd on Saturday (we didn't
stay for Group on Sunday, had a ferry to catch). Kaijoo
(SunoJo's Sea Monster) is #2 Shiba in Canada, has not been
shown for months but will be back out as soon as she finishes
shedding out that big puppy coat.
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