Awesome Shiba Inu Puppy Pictures

Meet Sammi (short for Samurai) – one of the cutest Shiba puppies I have ever seen!

Sammi lives with Frances Antonio and her partner, and they have just bought a new house. What a lucky puppy!

Here is Sammi helping them to arrange the furniture in his new Shiba-pad.

Shiba Inu Puppy Cuteness

Look at that handsome face!

It is no wonder that so many people fall in love with the Shiba Inu puppy.

I certainly did, and got a Shiba as my first pup. Unfortunately, I did not do enough research into the breed, and found that I had a “holy terror” on my hands. Sephy is now over 5 years old, and he has left most of his holy-terror days behind. Actually, he is quite well behaved nowadays, and a lot of fun to have around. Things turned out well in the end, but we had to go through some very difficult times.

What about Sammi?

Unlike lazy ole me, Frances investigated the Shiba Inu breed more thoroughly, and did her homework, so Sammi is doing quite well. Go Sammi! He must have been born under a very lucky star.

He is definitely trying at times but his infectious smile and personality make it all worth it.

Also in the 2 weeks that weโ€™ve had him, he now knows his name (both names), to come, sit, shake and lay down. So proud of our little boy. ๐Ÿ™‚
~~[Frances Antonio]

Shiba Inu Puppy Smartness

His appetite seems to have come back, but heโ€™s getting very smart in his food choice in that he smells what weโ€™re eating and thinks heโ€™s going to get that. Once heโ€™s seen that weโ€™ve finished eating and that he wonโ€™t in fact be getting our food, he runs off and eats his. Heโ€™s a cheeky one!

~~[Frances Antonio]

Beware! Shiba Inus are cute and smart, and that is a killer combination. Even during puppyhood, a Shiba will quickly learn to use his good-looks to manipulate the people around him.

It is difficult to resist that raw Shiba power (see below), which is why before long, we will notice that our Shiba has us trained to fetch cheese, rub tummy, and do whatever else King Shiba desires.

Shiba Inu Puppy Fierceness

Shiba Inu puppies are small but fierce!

… when heโ€™s excited to see us, he nips us with his mouth and grabs onto anything with it.
~~[Frances Antonio]

Shiba Inu puppies can be very mouthy. With Sephy, I found that bite inhibition training is very helpful, and continue with these exercises even now, to make sure that he controls the force of his bites.

At the same time, I also teach him that it is inappropriate to bite on people even if it is in play.

This is what I did to train my puppy.

Shiba Inu Puppy Pictures

Please join me in saying a BIG thank you to Frances and Sammi for sharing their wonderful pictures with us. I love the colors, angles, poses, composition, and framing of the photos.

And of course, Sammi makes the pictures really sing!

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  1. valerie says


    Just want to say i love your blog.

    We recently got a mame shiba, which is a small version of the normal shiba, and we are having lots of trouble housebreaking her.

    Fortunately she doesnt cry, nor bite and walks very well, but she refuses to go on the pad at home.

    FYI: we live in tokyo in a big apparment building, go down 10 floors in time isnt easy at all.

    She started peeing on our bed and refuses to use her toilet, even when we leave her at home when we go to work. And she pees on her bed.

    We are a bit at loss of what to do.

    She is 4 months and a half

    thank you

    • shibashake says

      Hello Valerie,

      With the Sibes, supervision is the most important thing during potty training. With Lara, I took her out every 2 hours and also when she starts to show that she is about to potty – e.g. going to corners or circling. I make sure to reward her really well for pottying in the right place.

      In this way she learns that-
      potty inside = get interrupted and taken outside,
      potty outside = lots of rewards, attention, and play.

      I also put up an enclosure for her with potty pads, bedding, and water. When I cannot supervise, even for just one minute, I put Lara in her enclosure. This enclosure can also serve as a backup-potty area if I am unable to take Lara out for some reason. In this case, instead of taking her out, I just put her on her pad and give her the “go potty” command. I make sure to reward her very well for doing her potty in the right place.

      This is more on what I did to housetrain my dogs.

      Here is an article on the added challenges of housetraining small dogs.

  2. Tara says

    Hi! I absolutely love the cute pictures! I was wondering if i could use the pictures on a homepage called You can have your own stable with dogs, cats, bunnies and horses and you can have pictures on their profiles. I was wondering if i could use it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    – If it’s a no i understand. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • shibashake says

      Yeah Sammi is one very cute puppy. ๐Ÿ˜€

      You can have your own stable with dogs, cats, bunnies and horses

      Looks like a fun and interesting idea. Would also be great as a Facebook activity!

      As for the pictures, they belong to Frances Antonio and Sammi, so you will have to contact them.

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