About our kennel

Since October 2022 we are registered breeders in the Shiba Club Deutschland e.V. and are therefore affiliated to the VDH and the FCI. We see ourselves as breeders that focus on maintaining the breed standard, raising socially compatible and of course healthy puppies with a strong character. We only want the very best homes for our puppies.
Our dogs had to pass several health examinations in order to receive their breeding permission. These include an examination for hip dysplasia (HD) and eye diseases. On a voluntary basis we also test for patellar luxation (PL), elbow dysplasia (ED) and add gonioscopy to the eye disease tests. As DNA results and genetic diversity are also very important to us, we have also had our dogs profiled for this purpose (at Betterbred/UC Davis and/or MyDogDNA).

How can I get a puppy from you?

As a prospective puppy owner, you naturally ask yourself how to get a puppy. We do not work with a waiting list, but proceed according to sympathy, knowledge about the breed, life circumstances and expectations of a puppy. We are happy to answer your questions and advise you on whether a Shiba is the right companion for you. Please contact us first in writing via WhatsApp, Telegram or e-mail and tell us a little about yourself. Afterwards, we can arrange a telephone conversation to get to know each other better.
As we only have one female at the moment, it is possible that there is no puppy of the upcoming litter available for you – but there is always the possibility to wait for one of our next litters. We are also happy to refer you to our breeder colleagues – just get in touch with us!

Why is a puppy from a responsible breeder so "expensive"?

When we were still puppy buyers ourselves, we also asked ourselves that. In the meantime, thanks to our two breeding dogs, we were allowed to look “behind the scenes” ourselves and know exactly what numbers you are confronted with when you enter the serious dog breeding. These numbers are of course partly individual (e.g. concerning the import of dogs), but here is a rough overview:

  • Import of two dogs from abroad: 5500 EUR
  • Kenel club costs: 45 EUR per year + one-time 25 EUR admission fee
  • Transfer of two imported dogs into the studbook: 80 EUR
  • Breeding site inspection: 50 EUR + travel expenses of the breed warden
  • Kennel name protection (FCI): 160 EUR
  • Health examinations of two dogs: hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia (HD and ED) – 600 EUR, patellar luxation (PL) – 120 EUR, eye examination incl. gonioscopy (AU) – 300 EUR, DNA tests incl. genetic diversity: 400 EUR
  • Breeding confirmation incl. temperament test and HD and ED evaluation: 290 EUR
  • Litter box, fences, blankets toys and other accessories for raising puppies: approx. 1000 EUR
  • Costs per litter: handling fee per litter – 25 EUR, litter inspection by breed warden – 30 EUR (transport costs not included), creation of the pedigree per puppy – 25 EUR

These figures do not include the annual feed costs, veterinary costs, advanced education costs (the cynologic online basic class of the VDH is approx. 100 EUR, other courses are between 25 and 100 EU per course), costs for a website and photoshootings, dog show costs (an entry per day is usually between 40-60 EUR, plus travel and accommodation costs), costs for progesterone tests for the female to be covered (about 80-150 EUR per test, often between 2 and 4 tests are necessary), possible stud fees and travel and accommodation costs when using an external male (these costs are often directly
four-digit), costs for ultrasound and x-ray of the unborn puppies and possible emergencies such as a C-section (which can easily cost about 2500 EUR on a Sunday night) as well as costs for vaccinations, microchipping and deworming of the puppies. Also not included is the case that the breeder takes unpaid leave for raising the puppies, whereby the breeder misses a part of the salary. Many breeders use all their other vacation time to devote to puppy raising. If a breeder was to charge an hourly fee for raising puppies, a puppy would be worth a mint.

We gladly paid the puppy price of our two breeding dogs coming from serious breedings since we know exactly how many costs, effort and work go into such a puppy to make it a well socialized companion suitable for everyday life. And finally, we also know the downside of an animal coming from a backyard breeder, where you might save on the purchase price, but often have to spend more money on vet and dog trainer vists and in the end you don’t have a dog that is completely healthy and/or suitable for everyday life.

Our price for a puppy will vary from litter to litter, which is simply due to the fact that we will not always use our own stud dog, but drive longer distances to foreign studs with exceptional pedigrees (for who we have to pay a stud fee, of course). We do so because we take breeding very seriously (we don’t simply want to “produce” puppies). Generally one can say that a shiba puppy from a German breeder costs between 2500 and 3500 EUR in 2023 – of course there are exceptions (most likely for even higher prices) – but this is just to give you an idea about the cost of a puppy.