Last Updated: August 24, 2017

Welcome to the home of Kayobi Shiba Inu!  

We invite you to browse our website and discover what we are all about! 

We are a hobby breeder of AKC/UKC Shiba Inu and Alaskan Klee Kai located in south central Minnesota.  We have shown our dogs in AKC conformation and obedience events for over 25 years.   Our Shibas have proven themselves in the show ring and we have several home bred champions. We check our dogs hips, eyes and patellas through OFA and CERF to make sure our breeding dogs are clear from any problems.  Our dogs all go through several socialization and obedience classes.  We LOVE to talk about our dogs and will be happy to answer any questions you have on the breed.  You are welcome to come out and visit our dogs and puppies!   We highly recommend visiting the property on which you puppy was born and raised.  I do not recommend USDA facilities as the pups must be raised in a sterile environment that can be washed (plastic).  You cannot raise puppies in your home and they cannot be socialized with other pets and animals.  If you are unable to meet your breeder at their home, you may want to get a vet reference, check that they do indeed participate at events or are a member of a National breed club. If a breeder insists on meeting you and will not let you on their property to see their dogs it is not recommended to purchase a puppy from them.  Other red flags indicating a puppy mill would be a breeder who has many breeds of dogs (4 or more) a website set up just to sell puppies, "Buy it Now" options where the breeder does not bother to talk to prospective owners about the breed, they just want your money, or "Show Quality" pups from a breeder that does not show their dogs. www.shibas.org has a lot of great information on breeders, training and rescue!

Most of our puppies go to loving pet homes, but if you are interested in showing and breeding I now offer show prospect pups at a reduced cost on a co-ownership, where I will be available to mentor families and either show their dog or help them learn to show.  This is a great opportunity to have some fun with your dog and meet other people in the breed.  Please e-mail me if you would like more information.

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We are also showing our UKC Alaskan Klee Kai!  Please contact me if you would like more information about this unique breed.

Emily is pictured here with Arni, a UKC Champion male and our two home bred girls, UKC CH Mikayla and UKC CH Lindy. 

The Alaskan Klee Kai breed was developed by Linda Spurlin in Alaska as a miniature version of the Alaskan Husky.  The breed is registered with the UKC and reputable breeders will only breed UKC registered Klee Kai to other UKC registered Klee Kai that have passed all health clearances and are good representatives of the breed.  

Unfortunately some puppy mills are trying to create their own Klee Kai by breeding Huskies to Pomeranians or Shibas.  These mixed breed dogs are sold as Pomsky or Miniature Siberian Huskies.  When buying any puppy be sure to do research on the breed and find a reputable breeder.

Our AKC UKC Champion Kayobi Bokushi pictured on the right!  

All of our Shibas are AKC registered. All of our Alaskan Klee Kai are UKC registered. Being registered does not guarantee a good dog as there are many AKC dogs that have poor type and bad health.  If you are buying a puppy make sure the breeder screens their dogs for hereditary health problems.  A list of recommended tests for each breed is listed at www.offa.org

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