Welcome to Buffalo Ridge Shibas
We're breeders of gorgeous, top quality Shiba Inu puppies located in the windy Buffalo Ridge in SW Minnesota. You'll find more information on our Shibas here on our site along with available puppies for sale. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions!
The Shiba Inu, often referred to as the little brushwood dog, is considered the oldest and smallest of Japanese dogs. It is superb at hunting, the ancestors of the breed were the hardiest survivors of Japan's mountainous regions. Originally bred for hunting large game but are currently used for hunting smaller animals. The Shiba Inu was first documented in the US in 1954, but was not an officially recognized breed until the early 1990's.
Shiba Inu are perky, confident, charming, independent, affectionate and loving. They can be quite aggressive with other dogs of the same sex, showing it's fiercely independence and industrious nature, but wonderful with people. The Shiba is very faithful to it's owners and make good companions to children. Socialized well as a puppy, they will do well with other cats and dogs. The Shiba actually have many cat-like features keeping itself extremely clean and desires to be affectionate. They bark very little, unless something is wrong then they will sound off a "yodel" to alert you.
Shibas make great pets and consider themselves to be part of the family. They will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised, but would do best in an average yard.
We love our Shibas and know you will too!