Welcome to My First Shiba Inu - Your #1 Resource For All Things 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 continuously grow, we strive to build meaningful connections to spread Shiba Inu awareness, education, and compassion.

Simply put, our purpose is to HONOR THE SHIBA. 

Looking for Kawaii Shiba Inu merch? Visit our sister site at www.kawaiishiba.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Popular Blog Posts:

How To Manage Shiba Inu Shedding

How To Manage Shiba Inu Shedding

On occasion, our posts contain affiliate links. However, we only recommend products that we truly believe in. For more information, visit my privacy policy page​. Fur, fur, and more fur. If you are fortunate to have a Shiba Inu - then you unfortunately have to...

Kikko, Sasha, Momo and Hina: The Most Photogenic Shibes On The Planet

Kikko, Sasha, Momo and Hina: The Most Photogenic Shibes On The Planet

If there's one thing we at My First Shiba love to talk about—photogenic shibes!What's better than spending hours looking at photos and memes with cute, fluffy, and smiling doggos?Though we like to compare all the pics that happy Shiba Inu owners around the world share...

5 Easy Ways To Feed Your Shiba Inu BETTER

5 Easy Ways To Feed Your Shiba Inu BETTER

Compared to humans, dogs, unfortunately have brief life spans. While we can’t control genetics and other factors that contribute to a dog’s lifespan - we can control how we nourish them. As Hippocrates once said, "let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy...

Must Haves For New Shiba Inu Puppy Owners

Must Haves For New Shiba Inu Puppy Owners

Bringing home a new Shiba Inu puppy is no doubt an exciting time for you and your family. The new puppy smell, the cuddling, the playing,  discovering the pup's personality.... But don't forget. There's all the endless pooping, peeing, crying, feeding, nipping -...

Shiba Inu Zoomies -Everything You Need To Know!

Shiba Inu Zoomies -Everything You Need To Know!

Has your dog ever suddenly burst into motion from standing perfectly still? Do they tear around the yard or house at supersonic speed with a wild look on their face? There’s the repeated play bowing with their fuzzy buttons up in the air.Do you even find...

Unique Japanese Dog Names That Aren’t Cliche / Sterotypical

Unique Japanese Dog Names That Aren’t Cliche / Sterotypical

Naming your new pet is both a fun and important order of business for you to carry out. Names define individuality as well as convey meaning - some deeper than others. Naturally, when you have a Japanese dog breed like a  Shiba Inu or Akita, you are going to want...

A Merry Shiba Inu Christmas

A Merry Shiba Inu Christmas

Celebrating the holidays isn’t the same without your most beloved family members. If you’re crazy Shiba Inu people like us, then that means including our furr-butts in all the joyous moments. But in a holiday that is made for people, how do you make the happiest time...

The Japanese Kai Ken Dog

The Japanese Kai Ken Dog

Out of the six recognized native dog breeds of Japan, the Kai-Ken, also known as the Tora Inu (Tiger Dog) is the most atypical looking of the bunch. While the five other dog breeds have similar fox / wolf-like features, the Kai-Ken, with it’s brindle color coat has a...

The Six Native Japanese Dog Breeds

The Six Native Japanese Dog Breeds

There is no other country in the world most invested in preserving their native dogs than Japan.To the Japanese, their native dogs are a source of great pride and reverence. For centuries upon centuries, their native dogs have been their hunters, protectors, and loyal...

7 Epic Mistakes Shiba Inu Owners Make

7 Epic Mistakes Shiba Inu Owners Make

If you own or of course, "are owned" by a Shiba, then you more than likely, spoil your Shiba to pieces. That's great and dandy but chances are you there are things you could probably do better to help your Shiba live a long and happy life. How many of the following 7...

shiba inu infographic