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:

21 Ways To Help Your Shiba Inu Live Longer, Happier and Healthier

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 are...

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...

Why Are Shiba Inus So Kawaii?

The adorable, expressive Shiba Inu. In the English language, you might say a Shiba Inu is the very definition of cute - with their large, round eyes and meme-worthy antics.But in the Japanese language, Shiba Inus are often called “kawaii.”Kawaii is often translated as...

How to Choose the Best Dog Cooling Vest for Your Shiba Inu

You might not realize that dogs don't sweat the same way as we do. Cooling down is actually a much more laborious act for our four-legged companions that you might assume. Add in a thick double-coat designed to protect your Shiba Inu from the bitter cold heights of...

The Japanese Shiba Inu Vs. The Korean Jindo Dog

Everybody has a doppelganger, even your Shiba Inu.And that doppelganger might not even be another Shiba Inu but a Korean Jindo. For those with an untrained eye, placing these two breeds side by side will result in a lot of confusion, because both breeds carry many of...

Are GPS Dog Collars a Good Investment for My Shiba Inu?

GPS dog collars which at first were mainly used by hunters with hunting dogs have become mainstream lately due to it's useful features. GPS dog collars can make the difference between locating an escaped dog in time instead of too late. Shiba Inus have earned a...

Coping With The Loss of Your Beloved Shiba Inu

Why does it hurt so much?You, like many others who have lost their dog are likely to be in a state of numbness.Completely devastated, broken, and confused. Everything seems so much quieter now that the love of your life is gone.You hesitate to remove their toys from...

The In’s and Out’s of LED Dog Collars / Harnesses

Quick Look: Our 4 Fave LED Collars / Harnesses2Illumiseen LED Dog Collar2Blazin’ Safety LED Dog Collar3Noxgear LightHound – LED Dog Harness4[Pet Industries] Reflective LED Dog HarnessLED dog collars are relatively new to the dog product scene.Many dog owners,...

Dog Socks For Your Shibes

Dog socks for your Shibes you say?Why yes, of course!You’ve seen those videos where someone puts shoes or socks on their Shiba Inu and the dog starts doing that wiggly tap dance like nothing else matters. Those viral videos make dog socks and shoes like utterly...

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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