Redtales Shiba Inu

Getting a Shiba

If you're considering getting a Shiba Inu, there are several things you should know before making the commitment to bring one into your home:

  1. They are an independent breed: Shiba Inus are known for their independent and strong-willed personalities. They are not as eager to please their owners as some other breeds and may be more difficult to train. A fully fenced and secure yard is essential! If allowed off leash in an open area, a Shiba Inu will take the opportunity to run free and explore, with little consideration for their owner or surroundings.
  2. They require socialization: Shiba Inus can be aloof with strangers and other animals if they are not properly socialized from a young age. Early socialization is crucial to ensure they develop good manners and friendly behavior.
  3. They need regular exercise: Shibas are an active breed and require daily exercise to keep them healthy and happy. They enjoy walks, runs, and playtime, but be sure to keep them on a leash as they have a high prey drive and may chase after small animals.
  4. Shibas have a thick double coat that sheds heavily twice a year. Regular brushing and grooming can help minimize shedding and keep their coat healthy.
  5. They may not be the best fit for first-time dog owners: Due to their independent nature and training needs, Shibas may not be the best choice for first-time dog owners. If you're considering a Shiba, it's important to do your research and be prepared for the commitment and responsibilities of dog ownership.

Overall, Shibas can make great companions for the right owner who is willing to provide the necessary training, exercise, and socialization they need to thrive.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is a huge decision which can be filled with excitement, anxiety and lots of questions. We aim to make this decision easier by providing as much useful information as possible! 
Health Testing
All of our dogs are:
  • hip scored
  • eblow scored
  • eye tested (including gonioscopy)
  • vet checked
  • DNA tested for GM1/GM2 (Gangliosidosis)
Please ask us if you would like more information! 
What paperwork will I get with my new puppy?
As a responsible breeder, we will provide you with:
  • Dogs Queensland Pedigree - Limited Register (Not for showing or breeding - No exceptions)
  • DNA Proof of Parentage
  • Microchip registration details / transfer application
  • Veterinarian Health certificate
  • Vaccination Certificate and de-worming record

If your puppy is flying interstate, we are happy to arrange to a fit to fly certificate on arrangement.

Sorry - we do not sell to homes outside of Australia. 

Will I get to choose my puppy?
Whilst we endeavour to give you your preference of sex / colour, Redtales is solely responsible for deciding which home each puppy will go to. If you have a strong preference, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can keep in touch until the right puppy comes along for you! Please chat with us if you would like to know more about our puppy selection process! 
Please add me to your waitlist! 
All of our litters are carefully planned, and as we are not a volume breeder - we do not keep a waitlist. Rather, we run a selection process to match the puppy with the most suitable owner. Prospective owners who come and meet us and our dogs do get preference over those who don't however we do take every circumstance of an individual into account.   
To discuss adding a Redtales Shiba Inu to your family, please contact us!