A: No, sorry. An average size Shiba Inu litter is often only 2-4 puppies. Bare in mind that your chosen breeder has likely bred the litter to keep first choice puppy for themselves, meaning there is typically only 1-3 puppies available in any litter.
The general consensus amongst Australian Shiba Breeders is that once you have been approved for a puppy, you may have to wait 18-24mths (sometimes more) for a puppy to become available. We know that's a long time, but your Shiba will be worth the wait!
For a list of Australian Breeders, please visit www.dogzonline.com.au
A: Here at Ilsonyo, we do not keep a "first in, first served" wait list. We instead choose to assess the puppy's temperament in our best effort to match them with a family environment where they will thrive.
To be considered for a future Ilsonyo puppy, please complete our Questionnaire which will be sent to you via email upon receiving your inquiry.
A: The typical price for a Shiba Inu puppy in Australia is AUD$4000-$5000.
Occasionally, breeders may have adult show/breeding dogs that are looking for their retirement home, these may cost less than typical puppy price.
A: YES! Shibas shed their coat twice a year. We like to joke that "they shed twice a year, for 5mths at a time", but this is not really the case.
BUT! When they do shed, it will be messy. It will feel like they've been shedding forever. You will find Shiba hair everywhere (even in rooms they don't typically go). Your red Shiba will drop so much coat that they will be mistaken for a dingo. We don't tell you this to scare you off, We tell you so you're prepared!
A: Yes. All of our dogs we intend to breed from will have been;
A: By the time you receive your puppy, he/she will have been seen by our vet not less than twice.
We encourage anyone who obtains a Shiba from us (puppy or adult) to have your Veterinarian complete a general health exam within 72hrs of collection/shipping. In the unlikely event you are unhappy with the the result of that exam, please notify us immediately. We will provide a refund of your purchase price upon the dog being returned to us.
A: Occasionally we may find ourselves in a position where we have an exceptional puppy whom we might like to incorporate in to our breeding program down the track. You may be given this option, but are under no obligation to take a Shiba from us with "Breeders Terms".
If you would like to be considered for a Shiba on "Breeders Terms", please contact us for more information only if you meet the following criteria;
A: You will be provided;
A: In short, Yes. As with any breed, the way in which they're raised & what is "normal" for them will determine the individual dog's compatibility with children.
As a mother myself, my son was raised amongst our dogs. He was taught to be gentle & all dogs were given a "safe place" in which there was "no children allowed".
If you would like to discuss this further, please Contact Us.
A: At this stage, we are not able to accommodate overseas buyers.
A: All potential owners of our puppies will be given the opportunity to visit our home and meet our dogs, in fact, we encourage it!
If you're wanting to meet a Shiba in the fur, please Contact Us & we can advise on Dog Shows in your area where you can meet with Us or other Breeders/Exhibitors.
A: No. While all consideration will be given to your preference of gender & colour, the final decision on which puppy you will be offered will be Ours.