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:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Squishies

Squishies, squishies, squishies!So cute, so kawaii, so satisfying.But what are they?A few years ago, fidget spinners were all the rage. These trinkets exploded across the world, but just like other trends, fidget spinners were soon swept under the carpet for something...

7 Doge Gone Funny Facts About Shiba Inus

For the love of doge!Shiba Inu are more than those hilarious and cute viral memes—though there are plenty of them.Fiery and alert, Shiba Inu are a breed that captivates their audience and have humans right where they want them: admiring their cute faces and fluffy...

Trending Shiba Inu Fashion – Rain Coats and Bandanas!

Those adorable social media posts featuring Shiba Inus in raincoats are just too cute to handle for some. However, dressing up your Shiba Inu in raincoats and bandanas throughout the year is certainly for more than just fashion. Raincoats and bandanas can be highly...

Best Water Toys For Dogs [Doges!]

With summer quickly approaching, there are plenty of ways to prepare to keep your four-legged friend happy, entertained, and cool in the warm months ahead. Granted some dogs, like Shiba Inus may not be the Michael Phelps of the dog kingdom - it's always fun to try and...

Shiba Inu Vs. Pomsky

Pomsky. Shiba Inu. Such interesting but foreign words to a lot of people. So it's easy to see how these two popular dog breeds can get confused with one another. The dog world is changing rapidly. With the addition of a variety of “designer breeds”, the choices for...

How To Draw a Cute Dog [A Shiba Inu Doge]

Not everyone has natural artistic talent. Including me. I would say I'm a so-so drawer if I had something to copy. But, if I had to create something from scratch. Nope. Terrible artistic talent. However, I really want to learn how to draw cute style dogs. So cute! And...

2018 Is The Year of The Dog [The Shiba Inu Doge That Is!]

With summer quickly approaching, there are plenty of ways to prepare to keep your four-legged friend happy, entertained, and cool in the warm months ahead. Granted some dogs, like Shiba Inus may not be the Michael Phelps of the dog kingdom - it's always fun to try and...

Best Dog Backpack Carrier For Shiba Inus

There's nothing cuter than a Shiba Inu in a backpack.Seriously, it's the cutest thing!But aside from looks, these dog backpack carriers are very useful in a variety of situations.They're great for carrying very young or older Shiba Inus on outings that they might...

[ 21 Actionable Ways ]To Extend Your Shiba Inus Life

We love our Shiba Inus like we would love our own children. That's why we'd do just about anything to ensure them a long, happy, and healthy life. We are responsible for all the choices we make for our four-legged family members. Are we making the right choices? What...

Should I Get Pet Insurance For My Shiba Inu?

Nowadays, just about everything can be insured. Everything. You might have coverage on your home, car, health, camera equipment; but aren’t you forgetting someone? That’s right, you may want to think about pet insurance for your precious Shiba Inu. Though at first pet...

Best Dog Bath Tubs For Shiba Inus / Small-Medium Dogs

If you’ve been bathing your dog in the sink or in the bath tub, boy do we have news for you. In the sometimes ludicrous world of doggy products, once and a while a real gem comes along. And today were going to tell you about one of those gems: dog bath tubs. A dog...

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SHIBA INU FUN FACTS:

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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