2018 Blog - My First Shiba Inu

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 - and...

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 yourself...

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 to...

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

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

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

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...

Deciphering Shiba Inu Body Language

As a dedicated Shiba Inu owner, you have probably found yourself more than once that you’d like to know what’s going on in your Shiba Inu’s cute and fluffy head. What are they thinking as they sploot and stretch and mlem? Unlike humans, dogs can’t verbalize their...

What The Heck is a Shibe? A Heckin Doggo? Omg…

Ever since the arrival of the Doge meme, Shiba Inu have ascended from real dogs into something immortal and incomprehensible. Shiba inu have transformed into shibes, doges, heckin’ doggos,​Boopers, and even shibers with drincc the bepis. This might all seem like crazy...

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...