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 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...

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Shiba Inu Merchandise

The world wide web continues to change how people shop for merchandise that pertains to certain fandoms.And of course for this article, we'll be focusing on Shiba Inu fandoms.What used to be unavailable to us in the past, like a cute Shiba Inu throw rug, for example,...

The A-Z’s of Traveling With Your Shiba Inu

Everyone who owns a dog often dreams of going on epic trips with their four-legged friend as co-pilot.Imagine all the places you and your loyal Shiba Inu can go together!However, sometimes jet-setting with your dog isn't always “pawsible,” because you don't know the...

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 mark...

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 food.So to...

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 exciting to...

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 stimulation and...

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...

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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