Have you ever owned a Shiba Inu before? Met one?
Why do you want a Shiba for your next dog?
Do you prefer a male or female? Why?
Do you have a color preference?
Would you consider alternatives to your first choice? If so, what?
Do you own any other dogs? If so, what breeds, ages, and tell a little about each.
How many dogs have you owned over the past 10 years? What happened to them?
Are you prepared to take care of this dog for 10-15 years?
Would you consider taking an older or rescue dog?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, has your landlord given permission for you to have a dog? May we have his/her name/phone number?
Do you have a fenced yard? What type of fence? How high is it? Is the yard completely enclosed?
If not, how do you plan to exercise your dog? Do you let your dogs run loose? Under what circumstances?
How many people reside in your home Children? How many and what ages? What has their exposure to dogs been?
What activities do you intend to participate in with your dog? (obedience, tracking, agility, stock work, conformation, therapy dog work, flyball, other)
Do you intend to enroll your puppy in training classes? If so, what training facility/trainer?
Are you at home during the day/night?
If not, who will care for the puppy during the day/night?
How many hours per day will the puppy be alone?
Do you have a vet? Please provide his/her name and phone number for reference check.
How did you find us?
Are you on a waiting list with any other breeder?
Are you willing to travel to and meet the dam and sire of your puppy?
If travel is impossible, would you be willing to allow a home visit from one of our friends in your area?
What do you expect from us as your puppy’s breeder? Are you willing to stay in close contact with us, openly discuss any training or health problems you have, and agree to give us right of first refusal should you be unable/unwilling to keep the dog?