A little about ourselves........

We are Cheri Fellinger & Marcel Marckelbach the proud owners of Kawako Shiba Inus. We are the humble stewards of this wonderful breed with a small breeding program focusing on temperament, trainability, health & beauty. We are located near Portland, Oregon and are about 3 hours from Seattle, Washington.  Our dogs are family pets but they are also beautiful, well trained and adored show dogs. There's absolutely no reason why a dog can't be both. We have been training & showing dogs for nearly 45 years and we have the experience to produce well bred, properly raised and socialized puppies, started youngsters & trained adult dogs.  Most of all it is our pleasure to place our healthy, happy, quality Shibas in the loving homes of the wonderful families we get to meet while pursuing our passion.

Something about the Shiba........

A well bred, well raised adult Shiba Inu is truly a thing of beauty and of course Shiba puppies are simply adorable. The Shiba can make a wonderful family dog or make a perfect companion for a single person. Shibas are very attractive dogs, especially to people who don't typically like small dogs. They are clean, quiet, easy to live with dogs that are just the right size for both a house dog and a traveling companion. However, there are some things about Shibas that most people don't know and/or fully understand that you must be aware of before purchasing a Shiba. These traits my be a deal breaker for your owning the breed and need to be considered. Read more about that at our About Shibas page.

Purchasing a Shiba from us........

We have puppies regularly but we do not advertise them. We sell to first time Shiba owners LOCALLY, in the Vancouver,WA/Portland,OR vacinity and to second time Shiba owners between California and Vancouver, Canada. We do not sell puppies strictly via the Internet nor do we sell puppies without an in-person visit.  We are extremely selective about who we place our puppies with as Shibas need and deserve owners who will commit to their special requirements and be a proponent of their health and well-being.  They are NOT typical dogs, they are special.  PLEASE BE PREPARED TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF IN YOUR FIRST CONTACT WITH ANY BREEDER. 

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Thank you so much for visiting our site and we would be honored if you would consider
us when looking for a Shiba Inu Puppy in the Pacific Northwest.

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This page was last updated: 5/12/2024

Producing all-round quality Shibas with wonderful temperaments is the goal but producing beautiful black and tans is our passion.  You can see many pictures of our black and tan puppies if you visit Cheri's facebook page.

If you have one of our puppies please share pictures on Cheri's page so everyone can see them. A huge thank you to all who provide such wonderful loving homes to our puppies.
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