Welcome to My First Shiba Inu!

My First Shiba Inu began as a simple website building project dedicated to the Shiba Inu breed of dogs. A special breed of dog that has brought much joy and wonder into our lives.

As we slowly grow, we strive to build meaningful connections to spread Shiba Inu awareness, education, and compassion.

Simply put, our purpose is to HONOR THE SHIBA. Thanks for visiting!

Popular Blog Posts:

The Ultimate Guide To Shiba Inu Tattoos

2018 Shiba Inu Tattoo GuideTattoos have been around forever, but surprisingly still growing in popularity - especially tattoos that honor someone or something that you love dearly.Someone like your Shiba Inu perhaps. Once upon a time, tattoos were considered the...

The Ultimate Shiba Inu Birthday Party Guide

There's a saying that every dog has their day, and what funner way to celebrate this day than a Shiba Inu birthday party bonanaza! From Shiba Inu pup to senior doge, every Shiba Inu, sometimes secretly, loves attention.Especially if that attention involves...

Is It Okay To Shave Your Shiba Inu?

The Shiba Inu’s plush and beautiful coat is one of the breed’s hallmark characteristics.But it’s not all about vanity.A Shiba Inus coat is their first defense against the heat, the cold, as well as bacteria and dirt.While caring for Shiba Inus coat can be a chore, a...

Ultimate Shiba Inu Lovers Gift Giving Guide

It’s almost the end of 2017 and like some of you, am late in the gift buying trek. Just been too busy with a new Shiba Inu puppy and trying to keep the other adult Shiba  pleased.Choosing gifts for friends and relatives can be both fun and stressful. It’s...

Best Outdoor Dog Toys For Shiba Inus / Fun-Loving Dogs

Shiba Inus, especially Shiba Inu adults are typically not the most playful of dog breeds. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that Shibas are not the type of dog breed that is easily amused. Nonetheless, Shiba Inu adults and puppies benefit from the mental...

The Best Puppy Training Treats For Shiba Inu Puppies

Shiba Inu puppies are likely to be in the top ten of cutest things on this planet. They easily bring joy, smiles and laughter to the new Shiba Inu parent.Unfortunately, they usually also bring about some big challenges specifically in the the area of obedience...

How To Turn Your Shiba Inu Into a GIF

Do you enjoy endlessly staring at other people's Shiba Inu GIFs to help make time melt away?Did you ever wish you could make your very own Shiba Inu GIF?Besides describing how incredibly funny, wild, or intelligent your Shiba Inu can be is hard with just words,...

How To Photograph Your Shiba Inu Like a Pro

Most Shiba Inu owners will probably admit that the sheer volume of photos on their phone is comprised solely of their Shibas.Getting that truly perfect shot of your adorable Shiba Inu may be elusive to those that have minimal photography skills, knowledge, and...

What Exactly Is A Shiba Inu Kigurumi?

Want to dress up like your Shiba Inu and lounge together on the sofa? Now you can with Shiba Inu Kigurumi! Okay, I know. You probably have no idea what kigurumi is, so let me explain. What Does The Word "Kigurumi" Mean? ​“Kigurumi” is a compound word in Japanese that...

Best Pet Carrier For Shiba Inus / Medium Dogs

For most Shiba Inu owners, there will eventually be a time when a pet carrier will be of great use - whether for transportation, airline rides, or sudden emergencies.For some, that time will come sooner than others.Pet carriers help owners transport their pets safely...

The Fat Shiba Inu And Why Dog Obesity Is Not Cute

The "fat" Shiba Inu trend needs to stop.Seriously, how can anybody think an overweight and obviously suffering living thing is "cute"? And the worse part of it is that it's not even the Shiba Inus fault. It's their owners who are supposed to love and care for...

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  • The Shiba Inu is the National dog of Japan
  • The oldest Shiba Inu Pusuke lived to 26 years old!
  • Shiba Inu’s are very clean and don’t enjoy getting muddy
  • Shiba Inu’s can be very vocal when necessary and have been known to be Drama Queens
  • Shiba Inu litters are generally very small
  • Shiba Inu’s are not overly playful dogs like Labrador’s and have been referred to as “Serious Samurai’s”
  • The distinctive white markings on their chest and face is called Urajiro in Japanese
  • Shiba Inu’s are very loyal