First of all, our dogs and dogs in my hobby/passion breeding program are full-time in-home family members. With me or close family members and very close friends several boys and girls in our program you see here on our page are owned by family members and live with them coming to me when needed for our program I do all the raising and breeding of all litters with me our program is limited and well-planned breeding only a few litters per year. I control all breedings and bloodlines my friends and family get to benefit from an amazing family member for life from a hand-selected top Nippo import bloodline that is an extremely well-bred Shiba Inu.
My program is limited on how many pups I have Only breeding a couple of well-planned litters per year that is it! I do all the raising of the litters at this time and placing of pups and controlling all bloodlines in the program. Boys are easy they come to me when I have a litter planned with them for a short stay and are owned by family and extremely close friends and my Co Breeder Mattie she has five listed here on our page. All dogs should be a full-time family in a family in any breeding program this is a must for the health of man's best friend!
I/we keep it small and able to handle full-time in our home with no more than 5 dogs that are mine that is it! Several of the boys in our program are owned by friends and family but always are here for viewing when pups go home and when breeding. This makes it so good for the dogs to be part of a full-time family! Girls that live and are owned by family or friends come to me for breeding and to whelp and raise their litter. All of Our dogs are never in a kennel nor are the ones owned by friends and family they are family, though all are crate and house-trained. All are in large crates in our Home or RV when we go to town, or when we have visitors and our family members and friends utilize crates as well this is a must, this is for their safety. This is so they do not get let out by guests or get into trouble when we leave. They are our kids and family, So do know I do not support kennels and outdoor facilities, as they are unsocial prisons for man's best friend; who is on this earth to be family.
We produce black/tan Shiba Inu's, red Shiba Inu's, sesame Shiba Inu's, and cream Shiba Inu's. Our Shiba Inu dogs have health and structure. Many of our dogs in our program go back to top Nippo lines Chic OFA-tested dogs with fabulous imported Nippo lines one of whom is a direct import who is 100% Nippo and most of our Shiba's are at least from two imported parents many Nippod dogs behind our Shibas and one Male is Full NIPPO Japanese Shiba Inu lines. Our dogs have very sound health behind them as well as a great structure for the breed. Many Shiba Inus have slipped hocks and poor structure. Structure and temperament and health are our top focus. Color is second. Structure, health, and temperaments are the most important factor in a breeding program. You will find several AKC show breeders that will not include creams. This is a shame. The beautiful variety and it is ridiculous not to include stunning creams with fabulous healthy linage and type as well as adding them helps the fire red color and cleans up the surface color of the coat on the reds. Structure and health are the longevity of your Shiba Inu remember that not color or variety.
CREAM SHIBA INUS: This is a Recessive coat color with two recessive "e" genes. These recessive e genes will not allow a single black hair on a cream Shiba Inu have received Tons of flack from all Shiba Inu show breeders on this lovely stunning variety of Shiba Inu that even occurs in the best of lines NIPPO BTW note mine are all NIPPO LINES ONLY they are a part of the breed and will be for good, but are often looked down upon due to not being able to see the Urajiro markings. This is it folks the marking is there but due to the color (Cream) it is hard to see this is For a show, this is an important breed standard, etc. for they have set the standard as so (people have set it) despite cream Shiba Inus have a serious disadvantage in the show ring, they still are eligible to enter competitions - and win NOTE IT IS ONLY A FAULT NOT A Disqualification. British Show clubs now have accepted it though for the show! But for health, beauty, and breed, there is no reason they should be looked down upon. Just proper healthy lines with good breeding are much harder to come by.
I was a show breeder for many years titled many dogs in different breeds under my other last name before marrying my now husband and I have chosen to no longer exhibit due to health and pure TIME shows are on weekends and I don't have the time anymore, not to say I won't in the future. But back to the cream if you can find a WELL BRED cream and yes they do exist just there are fewer of them, then there is nothing that puts them substandard to any of the other colors except for you can't see the Urajiro markings as you can on the other varieties. This is all folks! Such beauty they have and I will continue to make outstanding creams
First off ALL of our creams are from Nippo lines I wouldn't have creams that were not, for this variety is often by the backyard breeder so you must make sure there is proper breeding behind your Cream and a good cream is hard to find trust me it took me time to find the ones I have! Sad but true. Creams are a faulted as for show due to you can't see the white Urajiro definition for it is not desirable as the other varieties display with their contrasting color as for Reds and Black tans. Once again just a color issue as per breed standard. They are lovely in their own right and we support them fully they are a breathtaking variety we here at Dakine make quality creams Shiba Inu's. I could care less about the talk of creams and that they are frowned upon due to not being able to see the Urajiro definition. I get that as the breed standard but silly for They are part of the breed and show up in top Nippo lines! Though It has also been discussed that the Creams in the line also help to keep reds brilliant and not as much smutty black on the coat. So many breeders just don't understand how they can really help keep the Reds clean. Not to mention our cream girls and our Cream Boy have the best temperaments Miss Kuma is sired by our NIPPO-bred Black Tan male and their grandsire is our Sachi! So very loving and brilliant she is. If used in a red program they should only be brought in once and a while so you don't dilute the red brilliant color. Our Cream Male in our program is exceptionally well-bred top CH Nippo lines as well.
For the most part, I do not support cream-to-cream breedings for many are so poorly bred you end up with even more poor genetic soundness this is unless you have two exceptionally well-bred creams as we do in our creams top CH Nippo lines. It is very rare to have exceptionally bred creams that have as good of bloodlines as any red Shiba. It's a hard find due to not many focused good breeders using them with good lines, so this is why I do not support most cream-to-cream breedings you will see out there, Know this it is about good genetics, and in creams, it is harder to find. We are very fortunate to have very well-bred cream Shiba's. Our creams all have top CH NIPPO bloodlines and top import lines.
Presented above is a photo featuring one of our selectively bred Dakine Shiba Inus, Mr. Shefu, who secured Reserve Winner at an AKC dog show just one of the shows. He was competently handled by our Handler who is one of my closest friends Soni.
At this time, we have refrained from dog showing due to factors such as time constraints for weekends, my personal health, and the potential risk of introducing Diseases, worms, and protozoa to our dogs who are family at home.
Our weekends are notably occupied with my husband's business ventures, as we are currently engaged in substantial undertakings. Considering the broader scope of our lives at present, I am not willing to jeopardize the well-being of my dogs – who are members of our family – by exposing them to potential diseases, illnesses, parasites, or protozoa often associated with exposure at dog shows due to so many dogs.
In response to inquiries from fellow breeders who may speculate or comment about me not currently showing my Shibas, I wish to clarify my current stance. It's important to acknowledge that I possess a history of successfully showing and earning titles for numerous dogs over the years, both for myself and on behalf of others, spanning various breeds, all under my previous Personal name as well as the name of my Shibas which I have changed in just the past few years for my love of Hawaii to Dakine after living on Maui for several years. Nevertheless, I've consciously chosen to diverge from subjecting my dogs to unnecessary risks merely for the pursuit of titles when I know the quality of the dogs in my program. That chapter of my life has concluded.
It is essential to note that I am well-versed in assessing the structure of my breed and employing that knowledge to selectively breed for both physical soundness and overall health within my specific breed. My dearest and one of my closest friends, a highly accomplished all-breed handler with a name for herself, has and continues to asses my Shibas stating they are some of the finest she has encountered. This sentiment holds immense value for me, as it resonates with the diligent effort, unwavering commitment, and profound affection I invest in this breed.
I have personally known of several breeders who are believed to have picked up Parvo and another very serious life-threatening disease at a dog show/event please click below for a good read on this well-documented study A large number of reported parvo cases taking place in 2012 and early 2013, with exposure to the virus believed to have taken place at dog shows, motivated OFA to fund a study. My germaphobia and worry after knowing of a few breeders picking up serious diseases at dog shows will no longer allow me to do the dog shows and being a Vet Tech I know how the disease is spread and how easily. NOTE: Vaccines also are not always protective