The Shiba Inu

About the Shiba

Head shot of Shiba Inu at beach

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National Shiba Club

Click here to visit the NSCA website.

Breed Standard

Shiba Inu showing in conformation

Click here to view the AKC breed standard.

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Saving Shibas, Inc.

We are a small 501(C)3 rescue group, consisting of volunteers who rescue the Shiba Inu breed.  Located in Southern California.

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By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept the statements above and release the SFSC, its officers, agents or representatives of any claims arising out of use of this website.

Training Your Shiba

Or is your Shiba training you?

The Sophisticated Dog

Irith Bloom

My name is Irith (pronounced “Ee-reet”) and I’m a certified professional pet and people trainer. My job is to help people create an environment where their pet has lots of good options, and almost always makes the right choices. Pets who are empowered to make their own choices are happier and more relaxed. Pets who make the right choices are a pleasure to live with. I’m an expert in making that happen.

Fenzi Dog Sport Academy

Worldclass Online Instructors

The Fenzi Dog Sports Academy is an online school dedicated to providing high-quality instruction for competitive dog sports using only the most current and progressive training methods.
Dog sports allow us to form special relationships that many of us never dreamed possible. We strive to help you develop the flexible, warm, supportive partnership with your dog that we are so excited to have found with our own!

Kikopup & Dogmantics

Emily Larlham

Professional dog training videos created by world renowned trainer Emily Larlham. I’m not going to feed you want you want to hear to get more views. I am going to tell you the honest truth about dog training even though it means you might need to put in a little effort to train your dog. However, I break the training up into small achievable steps so training should be fun and easy for both you and your dog giving you the skills needed to train your dog like a professional trainer.

The Family Dog

Justine Schuurmans

My goal is to help families live happily and safely with their dogs — and have fun doing it.
Getting a dog is such an exciting adventure for a family — the training part should be fun for everyone — parents, kids, and the dog!  Hey, if it’s not fun — no one’s going to do it!
To make a great family dog – you have to make your dog a real member of your family. It’s nothing to do with being a boss, it’s actually more like being an awesome parent.  As a parent, you need to give your new dog  patience, protection, and guidance on how to be successful in their life with you ?.
In 2015, The Family Dog also launched Stop The 77, an online dog safety campaign for families. Our mission is to educate parents and their kids everywhere on how to live safely and happily with the dogs they know and love AND lower the number of dog bites to children.