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. 

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Cute Shiba Inu Foods / Edibles With Recipes

Yummy N' Cute Shiba Inu Edibles!! Thanks for visiting Myfirstshiba.com! We do our very best in providing our readers with awesome content about our beloved Shiba Inu breed. Some of our articles include reviews and recommendations to our favorite products. We do...

Male Vs Female Shiba Inus

In this post, we attempt to take on the battle of the Shiba Inu sexes question that many a new Shiba owner / potential owner has pondered.The male vs. female Shiba Inu question can be complex in nature but can be broken down by understanding “commonly accepted”...

Ultimate Shiba Inu Grooming Guide

Shiba Inu Grooming 101 Thanks for visiting Myfirstshiba.com! We do our very best in providing our readers with awesome content about our beloved Shiba Inu breed. Some of our articles include reviews and recommendations to our favorite products. We do occasionally earn...

Shiba Inu Coats 101

A Shiba Inu’s coat is one of the breeds' most magnificent asset.A proper Shiba Inu coat lends a hand in giving Shiba Inus their unique and regal looks.The bright “fox” red coat of Red Shiba Inus is both the most beautiful and popular coat of the three standard coat...

Shiba Inu VS. Cat

In the left corner, we have a feline—independent, oblivious, and persistent when it comes to having enough food in their dish.In the right corner, we have a Shiba Inu, a dog that closely matches a cat, can be as stubborn as an ox, and has enough pride to personify the...

Best Harnesses For Shiba Inu Puppies

One of the very first decision you're going to have to make when you take home your new Shiba Inu puppy is what kind of collar and / or harness to use.Gone are the days of simply attaching a collar to a lead- there are so many options!From harnesses with padding to...

Best Hands Free Running Leash For Running With Doge

Modern Life - Hectic and tiring with not enough hours in the day...Although some "experts" believe multi-tasking is deleterious in most cases - there are some exceptions.In my case, it's exercising my Shiba Inu and exercising myself.Why not combine the two when...

Best Slicker Brushes For Shiba Inus

Luckily for (some) Shiba Inu owners, it doesn’t take much to keep their plush coats healthy, clean, and nice looking. Unlike some breeds which require a great deal of grooming (imagine what it’s like for terrier owners...they sometimes need to hand strip their dogs...

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...

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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