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Shiba Inu & Japanese Chin

Dec 8, 2018 update

We are pleased to announce the birth of 4 litters born to the SunoJo family!

Oct 26 & Oct 31 - Can Ch. SunoJo's Zensation at Wolfriver "Zen" (#1 Shiba Inu 2018, so far!) is the proud sire of TWO litters. Can Ch Peachy has 4, and Can Ch Luci has 3.  Wolfriver Shiba Inu in Thunder Bay, Ontario is the breeder of these litters, and we are very happy to be receiving one of these red babies in January. All of the other puppies have been spoken for.

November 13 - Can. Ch SunoJo's Little Red Pill "Trinity" (#1 Shiba Inu in Canada 2017) delivered 2 boys and 1 girl, sire is Am. Ch. Kawamaisou's Storm Warning. 1 Red male, and the other 2 are Black & Tans. There MIGHT be one puppy available, once we are able to assess show/breeding potential.

November 23 - BISS Can Ch SunoJo Cracklin Rose' of Timberfox Shiba Inu in Calgary is the proud mom of a red boy and a red girl. Both puppies are spoken for.

We do realize that it can be very frustrating to find a Shiba Inu companion, litters do tend to be small and infrequent. Here at SunoJo, and the other breeders we work with, we have litters so we can keep puppies to continue breeding programs and maintain the high quality of the breed. 


We are planning two litters for the spring, with our Kaiju and Reddi. After their maternal duties, both of these girls will be available to retirement homes.


We do consider co-owning both males and females, but this is not a simple undertaking. Co-owning allows us to have access to a dog for showing and breeding, but the dog lives in a companion family setting. There is a lot of responsibility involved - agreeing to live with an unaltered animal and all that entails (heats, hormone swings, etc), and being able to let your dog go away on weekends for shows (perhaps 4 or 5 a year). Breeding entails the dog come back to us for the actual breeding, and the girls come back to us to whelp out the litter, which means they are with us for approximately 10 weeks. We have very stringent requirements, as breeding dogs are extremely valuable to our future.

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We hope the information provided on the website answers your basic questions in regards to the breed, our breeding principles, costs, and availability.

We do screen all applicants, as this breed is not suitable for everyone.  

We do not recommend this breed for first time dog owners, condo living, or for those who work long hours away from home.

An Application Form will be available when puppies or dogs become available.

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Sample Contract

Sunojo puppy placement

Age:  Puppies do not leave their mothers until at least 8 weeks of age.

Shipping: We do NOT ship - it is too stressful, too expensive, and too difficult to provide support for new owners. Please note US regulations prohibit puppies under 4 months from entering the US, and also Air Canada does not accept puppies younger than 12 weeks.

Price:  $2500 CDN on a spay/neuter contract (click here to view Sample Contract). INCLUDES the CKC certificate of registration, sales tax, veterinary record, current vaccinations & wormings, SunoJo puppy care manual, starter package (food, blanket, collar, toy), 30 day full return, 2 year limited warranty on genetic health (hips, knees, heart & eyes) and lifetime support.

Spay/Neuter: Unless you are purchasing a show potential puppy, all dogs are on a non-breeding contract, which means they are to be spayed/neutered by 1 year of age. Any dogs we have available that are old enough (over 10 months), will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving us.

Reservation/Wait List: We do not maintain a Waiting List or take deposits until puppies are actually born - it can be a long time until a puppy is available and we do not feel it is fair to keep someone waiting, and waiting. However, we will pre-approve a home after receiving an Application Form and having an in-person visit. 

Visit "Breeding Principles" to learn more about our breeding program and "How We Raise Our Puppies"