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Apr 24, 2007 daddy's girl
Apr 24, 2007 vllybllstar
2nd comment!
anyways, he is such a darling!
his fur looks so soft
his face is so expressive
give him a big hug and kiss from me!
Apr 24, 2007 missa
He is beautiful!!
We are thinking of getting a shiba-inu ourselves ... can you recommend a breeder?
Apr 24, 2007 hetzlerl
Awwww!! He looks like a fluffy little fox!! What a beauty!! He looks so sweet and cuddly! Many hugs and kisses to Loki (and what a neat name)!!

Apr 24, 2007 Vvivo
missa --

I noticed that you're in NY (I'm in CA), so I don't know of any Shiba breeders in NY. You can try:
http://www.shibas.or g/breed...
http://www.northeast shibare...

We absolutely love our darling Loki, but please make sure that you do your research about Shibas. They are a dominant breed and hence, not for everyone. They are funny puppies with a mind of their own; they do not make good lap dogs. Best wishes to you, whatever puppy you decide on =)
Apr 24, 2007 sue
hes beautiful reminds of a teddy bear cute and cuddly
Apr 24, 2007 Caseysky
Oh my, what a cuddle bug! And that fur is just gorgeous. I've loved the Shiba Inu breed for years, though I know it's not a good breed for my situation. They sure are gorgeous to look at though, and fun to read other's experiences. We hope Loki has a long and wonderful life with you and your family!
Apr 24, 2007 tazziesmom
Loki is beautiful..Love his color and lovely coat. Looks like velvet.
Apr 24, 2007 DogMom
he is so snuggly! what a precious little guy. he looks like he lives up to his name! Beautifful.
Apr 24, 2007 LJ53702000
He is so precious!!! I have a bigger version -- An Akita but a Shibu Inu was our 2nd choice. I wish you all the luck. They are worth all the little mishaps!!!
Apr 24, 2007 Dogsrule17
He looks like one great big teddy bear!!!!!!!!!!!
Awwwwwwwww.... I just want to cuddle with him...
I wish you many years of happiness with him!
Apr 24, 2007 miamarie120
Oh my goodness, he's so precious! I too have a Shiba and they are such wonderful family members.
Apr 24, 2007 elusivek
just look at that little darling! It looks so cuddly!! so cute!
Apr 24, 2007 dogsrule
Oooh! One of my favorite dogs! I love love love Shiba Inus.
Fuzzy, cute, foxy, bear-like. Adorable. I'm so jealous! :)

He looks like he needs a dog pal to chase and pounce with. Maybe you can get another one! I would.
Apr 24, 2007 TurtleFetiche
Loki, as in the Norse trickster? If so, wonderful, wonderful name. And adorable puppy!
Apr 24, 2007 dog whisperer
Apr 24, 2007 sapphire
Congratulations on your new Shiba Inu puppy! The breed is becoming very popular. My "pup" (Jesse) was 14 years old when he passed on in November, 2006. He is missed every day, but the memories are as real as if it was yesterday. He was a constant companion - loved to travel in the car and made himself at home when visiting friends. The personality of a Shiba Inu is very unusual - not the type of dog to "jump" up on visitors and they are exceptionally clean. They are very independent and loving at the same time. They are very smart. They can be agressive with other animals, but Jesse at the age of 13 welcomed our 2 adopted cats in a very short time. They miss him, too. Who could not love a Shiba Inu???
Apr 24, 2007 Woofins
Just how much is fluff and how much is dog! He looks adorable and a beautiful colour too.
Apr 24, 2007 missa
Thanks for the links & message, Vvivo!!

I am trying to do my research; Shiba-inu is one of the breeds we're considering. Pembroke Welsh Corgi is another .. I really love Golden Retrievers and Springer Spaniels but they are such outdoor doggies...I'm not so sure one would be happy in the city.

Do you know if Shibas are okay with babies/ little kids? (None now, but later ...) I hear mixed things.

Thanks again!
Apr 24, 2007 Vvivo
missa --

I noticed this was a .org, and not a .com:

Shibas are not "automatically" good with babies & kids. They must be properly socialized when a puppy to be good with babies & kids. And if properly socialized, then they are great with them.

Apr 24, 2007 darlene_norton
I have 2 shibas, both rescued thru Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue. There are several rescue groups across the country and they have networks of transport options so if you aren't in the area you can still adopt one of their dogs.


Shiba's are very affection and require LOTS OF EXERCISE to be content.

Please support the rescue effort and get your Shiba from a rescue group and NOT FROM A BREEDER.
Apr 24, 2007 ilovedogs
AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! Loki is such a cute name for a Shiba Inu. He is sooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!! He looks like a teddy bear that you just want to cuddle up with. I love all the photos of him!!!!!!
Apr 24, 2007 Shelby's mom/rescuer
I'm a firm believer in rescuing dogs from shelters. Every dog I've ever owned has been a rescue. Loki is a beauty, maybe her sisters and brothers can be rescues?
Apr 24, 2007 anniebabes52
He is soooooooooo adorable. I just want to cuddle with him! Congrats on a great addition to your family. Enjoy
Apr 24, 2007 vonneywong
i have 2 shiba inus!!! i am amazed by their cuteness everyday. i love that they are independent, yet loving at the same time. I LOVE SHIBA INUS!!
Apr 24, 2007 Judi
What a cuddle, adorable puppy. I would love to rub his fur & play with him. You will have many years of joy & love with this baby.
Apr 24, 2007 liz
Hey, he does look like a cross between a bear and a fox! Very, very cute.
Apr 24, 2007 busyness
What a sweetie! We have a rescue dog which is part Shiba Inu, part ? She is WONDERFUL with kids. However, she does not like to share us with other dogs. She needs to be the "only" family dog. (Which is tough because--until last month, when she passed--we also had a Border Collie, and we now also have a Jack Russell Terrier mix. Our Shiba gets along better with the JRT than she did with our Border Collie. I think it's because the JRT is male, whereas the Border Collie was female like her.)
Apr 24, 2007 Fran
Your puppy is adorable. Good luck and may he have a long, healthy and happy life in your family1
Apr 24, 2007 Daddys little princess
He is so cute i wish i could pet him.
Apr 24, 2007 baileysmom
What a precious little face! He looks like a big old teddy bear.
Apr 24, 2007 x-lab_lover-x
[color=red]wow[/color] what big paws :) he is such a sweetie most of his pics are of him sleeping is he a preety sleepy boy? love you loki XxX
Apr 24, 2007 Vvivo
Actually, he moves around so much that it is difficult to get a good picture of him when he's not sleeping!

That's why a lot of pictures are of him sleeping! Hehe =)
Apr 24, 2007 puppydogluvr
aaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! Loki is soooooo cute!!! I have a shiba inu myself. her name is Shelby. she is dark dark red, and is VERY beautiful. ^_^.
Apr 24, 2007 sylvanbliss
Loki is darling!

I too, adopted a Shiba from Midwest Shiba Rescue...from a PUPPY MILL! They think our dog had two litters every year for at least six years. Shiba's have an average of two pups per litter. Not a great return for the greedy breeder! It nearly ruined the spirit and body of our beloved girl. It's taken years for her to reach any level of normality, still she will always mistrust strangers and have many physical problems. We were prepared for her health problems but her fears have been the hardest to work through.

The cute puppy you see at the mall pet store, newspaper add or on-line may have come from one of the countless puppy mills that are only concerned with money. Don't take home a puppy just because it's the cutest thing you ever saw. Shiba Inus in general, aren't snuggly. They are smart, independant, fast, preditory hunting dogs that have been part of Japanese culture for centuries. And, really, really cute.

My point is...research dog breeds carefully. Research any breeders carefully. Visit the kennels, meet the parents. Consider one of the many rescue organizations or shelters working hard to find homes for unwanted animals. They are worth the effort and deserve another chance.
Apr 24, 2007 PuppyLuuver
soooooooo FLUFFY!!!!
Apr 24, 2007 lisaivey
Oh my gosh! He really does look like a fluffy fox in some of these shots! What a handsome boy he is; I'd like to snuggle in that fur all day, it looks so soft and warm!

Many biskies for you, Loki!
Apr 24, 2007 rdimonte
Your dog is one of the cutest ones I have seen in a long time. His face is so cute, & his fur looks so soft & cuddly. I love dogs. They definitely are man's best friend. Thanks for sharing your baby with us.
Apr 24, 2007 lonjac
What a CUTIE!!!
Apr 24, 2007 1000RainyDays
Haha, our dog has a hard time with fetch too. Whenever I throw a ball or something for him to fetch he just keeps staring at me as though I never had the toy and I'm so much more important than whatever I threw away.
Loki's really cute and fluffy. Hope you have a long, happy life together!
Apr 24, 2007 2luvhoku24/7
Aloha fr Hawaii :)

Awww your Shuba Inu is just soooo adorable!!! I just luv his pictures, aren't they so lovable & challenging when they are pups. I never knew how attached that you could get to a dog until my hubby bought us one from his friend, ummm almost 11 yrs now, we own a loving & wonderful...JAPANESE SPITZ...named Hoku 'Imo 'Imo...{means twinkling star in hawaiian} Mahalo {thanks} 4 sharing your puppy pictures with all of us, the both of you are totally bound to grow & luv your pup immensly & bless you always!!! Puppies are just the bomb!!!
Apr 24, 2007 jowaldo
Cute & fluffy!!!
Apr 24, 2007 caspersmom
Agree, this cutie looks like a cuddly teddy bear. Have fun with this sweetie.
Apr 24, 2007 GoldenLove12
What an adorable little foxy! He looks so soft and like an intelligent lil thing! So so cute!
Apr 25, 2007 omahacr-312000
Yep, Thats a beutifull pup. Check out my female !

Apr 25, 2007 omahacr-312000
Well, I can't get it to work.

Sorry but, she is 2 months and looks just like that but she is as cute as a kitten!
Apr 25, 2007 Bobbie
This isn't a breed I am familar with, but oh, my goodness, what a perfect little "cuddle bug". I am going to have to do some research and find out about these dogs. Very beautiful and can imagine he will grow into an even more handsome adult! Good wishes and may your marriage always be blessed.
Apr 25, 2007 andrea
a fluffy fox...perfect description! what a cutie!
Apr 25, 2007
Loki is a beautitul baby. I have 2 Schipperkes, and their tempermant sounds similar. They are very protective of their humans, and suspicious of other humans and dogs if not socialized properly. The one thing different, is that they LOVE to cuddle. This may be because we have cuddled them since they were itty bitty pups. But, I love the Shiba Inus, and have considered possibly getting one in the future. Our schips have japanese names b/c mommy loves all things japanese! :)

Shippo Sezu Hizo-ko is our male. His name means roughly precious little treasure without a tail. The translation is a little lost, but, it was as close as we could get. Here is a picture I took that is going to be included in a coffee table photo book. (I entered it in some online thing, and they are putting it in the book.)


here is a puppy picture, and as you can see he looks like a little bear cub. The shiba inus and schipperkes remind me a lot of each other in this sense:

Sango Tomiko means "coral" and "Precious little one." She is my little petite one:


Anyway, my husband and I got our first dog about 6 months after we got married and they have truly been like children. They bless your life and enhance it with so much love. I know Loki will bring you a lot of special memories! He really is a beauty!
Apr 25, 2007 rexyisasexybitch
Its sooooooooo cuuuutttttteeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!11
Apr 26, 2007 dogballs
He looks expensive.
Apr 26, 2007 aaripepi
Loki is just adorable and sounds just like the typical Shiba - smart, stubborn and independent! Who could not love one of these beautiful puppies!?! The problem is that not everyone is cut out to be a good Shiba owner.

Our first Shiba died two years ago, at 13 years of age after a brave battle with cancer. In our neighborhood he was called The Pope in recognition of his strong and stoic but gentle personality. He was just the most wonderful dog and was loved by everyone, even our friends who never met a dog they liked. But we worked hard at training and socializing him. He would've been a terror otherwise!

Our second Shiba is only a year old. He's a little pistol and while he doesn't yet have a neighborhood nickname, we think it's likely to be "Trouble" . We think Shiba owners need to invest significant time in socializing and training their dog. These dogs are very smart and do not have the easy-going, happy to please, pet-me-and-I'll-love you personality of a Golden or a Lab. They are not lap dogs and are almost cat-like in their independence. But they can reward you a million times over with their quirky antics and courageous hearts if you give them the right encouragement and skills.
Apr 26, 2007 SnowWolves
So precious and does remind me of a wonderful teddy bear!!!
Apr 26, 2007 lenaherrmann
hey cutie
Apr 26, 2007 renee
Ten years ago I lived in Japan and saw this breed all over the place. Now when I see them I think they are so amazing. They are adorable little guys with alot of personality.
Apr 27, 2007 soshyviolet
what a beautiful brred! i love how fluffy and soft they are. those paws are huge, that pup is gonna be big!
Apr 27, 2007 marty
We have a Shiba (Tika), inherited from our daughter mainly because our (soon-to-be-ex) son-in-law could not 'deal' with her independence which is exactly what we love about her (and tells you something about him). Yes, Shibas do keep you on your toes and they are not for everybody. She tends to be aggressive with dogs bigger than her although she and our lab got along great before he passed away, but does fine with dogs her own size. Guess she feels she doesn't have to try to intimidate them. :-) She's great with the grandkids but we do keep a close eye as you should with any dog.
Apr 28, 2007 doglover96
Apr 28, 2007 libbythecute
He definitely looks like a bear/fox. Such a cute little ball of fur. He has the most adoreable looking face. Theres a real intelligence in his eyes, too!I wish I could snuggle with that wonderful little puppy! Big hugs and lots of kisses from me. He's definitely gets 11 biscuits!!!
Apr 29, 2007 mperlet
Loki -- you look like a little baby fox. You are too cute!
Apr 29, 2007 Kimbalion45
What an absolute darling. He looks like he could be such a cuddle bug.
May 22, 2007 Cappo619
AWWW...I'd love to give him a hug!
Aug 13, 2007 puppypac
These are smart dogs. Used to have Akitas. Smart dogs.
Aug 25, 2007 Shiba Inu Lover person
I wish I could snuggle him in my arms!
Apr 27, 2008 shibaluver
AAWWW! He looks so cute and snuggly! A little fuzz-ball! ADORABLE!! (sleepy too!) :)
Jun 15, 2008 gregz68
adorable pup. He looks so playful and fun.
Jul 25, 2009 BlazerandmE!
This dog is ADORABLE!:)
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