Shiba Inu Canada

the National Breed Club

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Shiba Inu Canada is the official breed club accredited by the  Canadian Kennel Club, the CKC. Shiba Inu Canada is a group of dedicated breeders and owners who formed this club to protect and advance the interests of the breed.  We hold CKC sanctioned Specialties; provide information about the breed for breeders, owners, and judges of the breed, and to the general public who wish to learn more about the breed.


 August 1 - 5, 2019 - Regional & National Specialties, and a CKC All Breed Scent Detection Trial  (entries now closed)

Held in conjunction with the Alberta Kennel Club, at the spectacular Spruce Meadows outside Calgary, Alberta. Here is the opportunity to win 7 sets of points towards championships and to earn points for National ranking.

Activities throughout the weekend will include the Annual General Meeting, a Vietnamese Dinner followed by a Live Auction with lots of Shiba items, free Shiba Handling 101 class, CERF clinic, Reproduction Clinic & Collection, Titre Testing. For more details and links


Looking For A Shiba Inu?

The breed is going through a popularity explosion, due to the extensive attention given them on social media. Please realize there is more to a Shiba Inu than all those cute photos - this is a tough, independent dog that can be challenging to even the most experienced dog owner. All the attention has created a demand - and a large number of puppy mills have been formed to fill that demand. PLEASE do your research and do not contribute to the misery the breeding dogs endure in these puppy factories. 

It is not easy to get a good quality Shiba - there are not a lot of responsible breeders in Canada so it may mean waiting for some time. It is worth the wait to get a healthy, happy puppy from parents who have been screened for genetic health issues, have good temperaments and actually look like the breed.

This website does not list actual puppies for sale. We do provide information on the breed, and maintain a Breeders Directory so that you can contact breeders directly.