UPDATED November 21st, 2022

 If you are interested in a puppy please fill out our questionnaire so we know a little about your family and dog experience.  This will help us to match you with the right puppy for your family and to answer questions you have about the breed.

Pups are current on vaccinations and worming and are family raised in our home.  We start house training at an early age and most of our pups are very close to being house trained when they go to their new families!

We do not ship puppies.  You will need to pick up the puppy at our home. This way you can see the health, personality and environment the puppy has been raised in.  

If you have any questions you may e-mail me at kayobishiba@gmail.com

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Alaskan Klee Kai are similar in size to the Shiba Inu.  They are a UKC recognized breed, not a mixed breed.  They are very social with other dogs.  They bond closely to their owners and require socialization as they can be very standoffish with strangers.

Alaskan Klee Kai are UKC registered.  They are a rare breed and are becoming more popular due to their striking looks and small size.

Unfortunately puppy mills have taken notice of the breed and while they cannot get purebred AKK from reputable breeders they have been breeding a variety of mixes and have been calling them AKK.  If you are looking at a Klee Kai and the breeder's dogs are not UKC registered it is probably a mix breed with no health history and many get to be over 30 pounds as adults.


If you are looking for a purebred Shiba puppy there are some things you should ask the breeder before you buy.  When we have asked people what is most important in a puppy the answer is usually HEALTH and TEMPERAMENT!

1. Does the breeder health test their breeding stock for common health problems in the breed.  OFA on hips, eyes and patellas. This is not a 100% guarantee but it is much less likely that your puppy will have these problems that are COMMON in Shibas!  Any ethical breeder will be able to provide the clearance # from OFA.  We belong to many FB Groups and talk to many Shiba owners and there are a lot of Shibas requiring surgery to fix patellas or remove eyes.

2. Does the breeder show their dogs?  I get that most people do not want a show dog, so why is this important?  A show dog must be confident, able to have strangers examine him and be able to perform as trained in stressful situations.  I have seen many inquiries from people frustrated because their dog is nervous, extremely shy around new people and fearful of normal household activities.  This personality is inherited!  

3. Can I visit your Shibas. While it is normal for breeders to not allow visitors see newborn puppies, you should be able to visit and see their other dogs.  A puppy mill will never let you see their adults.  They are fearful of strangers and many of these places have a lot of other breeds and mixes.  Puppy mills will meet you off site so you can't see the puppies and how they behave in a familiar setting.

4. Are the parents AKC registered?  Again, many people do not care to register their dog so why does this matter to you?  AKC has standards of care and will inspect your kennel.  Many breeders could not pass AKC inspections for basic cleanliness and care so they made up their own registries, ACA, APRI and CKC.  With some of these registries you send in a photo and they will send you a registration paper! No proof that the dog is even purebred.  I would NEVER recommend buying a puppy from any breeder using these alternate registries.  Often it goes hand in hand with no health testing by OFA and many times these dogs are even mixed with other breeds to create "rare" colors such as pinto's.  

If the breeder passes these tests you have a much better chance of getting a healthy puppy with a great personality.

You can also educate yourself by looking at puppy photos.  After a while you can see the different look in a well bred puppy compared to a poorly bred puppy mill dog.


Chiyo is a sweet black & tan girl born August 8th 2017

She is afraid of kids so an adult home is required.  She gets along very well with other dogs and cats.

Her adoption fee is $350 with a spay agreement.

Inquire for additional information.

We have  a cream girl available that was born on August 13th.

Mom is my sweet girl Miyumi who is very gentle and loves to snuggle.  

She is $2500


Zellda and Takukat puppies arrived Sept. 27th. I was hoping for a puppy with show potential but Zellda ended up with three creams!

Two boys and a girl available! $2500


These puppies are from CH Kobushi Fire Storm and our red Izzy girl Kayobi Junko Saishu, We have a red boy and a red girl available.  $2800

Skipper and Sandy have two gray and white boys available.  They will be miniature in size and be under 20 pounds full grown.  

$2000 to loving pet homes.

We have two adult Alaskan Klee Kai girls available for the cost of their vaccine update and spay. Dazzle is a black & White blue eyed girl, She is 5 years old. Sandy is a 4 year old gray and white girl with brown eyes.



You are welcome to come to our home to visit when puppies are available.  We do not allow visitors for unvaccinated puppies. Please e-mail for an appointment. Times that work best are usually between 9:00 am-3:00 pm  If your plans change or you cannot make it at the scheduled time please call and let us know. Due to COVID 19 we are not accepting visitors unless you are picking up a puppy. 

 Please e-mail kayobishiba@gmail.com for more information about adopting one of our puppies. 

All photos are property of Kayobi Shibas and are not to be used or published on another site without written permission.

Ask us about our Extended Family program.  This is an opportunity for local families who are interested in showing and breeding purebred Shiba Inu or Alaskan Klee Kai to own a quality show dog at a low cost. We do not charge more for show puppies as a co-ownership is maintained.   I will be working with you and your dog to mentor you as you learn about the breed, showing and breeding dogs.   Please send me an e-mail if you are interested in learning more!  
  •  What Your Puppy Comes With.
  • Health Record, Current Vaccinations & Worming
  • Health Guarantee Hips, patellas, heart, eyes included
  • Temperament Guarantee
  • AKC or UKC three generation pedigree 
  • House training started.  
  • Puppy Information, Training, schedule etc...
  • Puppy Pack:Collar, Chewies, Toy, Blanket with mom's scent
  • Lifetime Support

 Contact Information e-mail is preferred, if you do not hear back from us within 48 hours please re-send.


We always get people asking if their pup is a red or sesame.  Red and sesame Shiba pups have a smoky gray black color, that will disappear as they grow. The inside of the legs, tummy, chest and face will lighten a lot.  As the soft fuzzy baby coat is replaced their adult color will start to show.  Fully bright adult color is not achieved until they are about 1 year old. 

I also get asked about the full cheeks and beautiful looks of our Shibas.  Part of it is breeding, you will not get a puppy with a show type from puppy mill parents.  There is also conditioning that is involved as our show dogs are line combed and brushed weekly so their coat grows thick and plush.

Sesame?  Dark colored puppies are not necessarily Sesame. The puppy on the right is one of the two dark puppies in the next photo.  There are not many breeders in the US with correct sesame Shibas.

If you do not see what you are looking for please go to www.shibas.org and check their breeder referral list.  You may contact people in your area from that list and they will be  able to let you know of other reputable breeders in the area. 


Our vet will NOT do this procedure due to unnecessary health risks.  I have seen several dogs that I have sold who have been neutered before 12 weeks of age and they look significantly different from other Shibas in their litter. It has been known to cause an increase in orthopedic problems such as hip dysplaysia and patellar luxation, as well as incontinence issues!

Please read this information.

The time to spay or neuter is between 6 and 9 months of age.  I like to see them at least 16 to 20 pounds.