This page was last updated: 10/5/2021
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Cheri is happy to announce that her Shibas on canvas and Cafe Press items have been used as awards at Shiba shows across the US and Canada.  Quantity discounts are offered to clubs.

You can get your own Shiba art on canvas by contacting Cheri directly and you can purchase  items with her designs at her Cafe Press shop. Following the link to the left by clicking on the Shiba face.
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KAWAKO SHIBA INU
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MEET THE KAWAKO SHIBAS

We would like to introduce you to our lovely dogs. Our dogs live good lives full of joy and adventure.  They have lots of freedom to run in the fresh air on our country farm. Exercise, training and love are things dogs thrive on. All of our dogs are first and foremost our pets but on the average of about one weekend per month they double as show dogs. I call them show/pets; show quality dogs that live as family pets. We have owned generation after generation of quality, health tested show & breeding Shibas that have proven to be excellent companions.

We believe that a dog used for breeding should have their beauty, quality, temperament and trainability assessed by participating in breed shows & obedience competition and compared to the breeding programs of other top breeders of Shibas.  We have long been believers that if you ONLY breed to the written standard all you do is preserve the appearance. You must also test and breed for performance if you want to preserve a breeds function and temperament. Shibas are hunting dogs and we actively use them as such, hunting vermin on our farm. 

Lastly, all breeding dogs must pass health tests which are certified with Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA.)  We're proud to say our dogs come from many generations of health screened ancestors in both a traditional and vertical pedigree search.  

Whether you get a puppy from us or somewhere else NEVER purchase a puppy who's parents are not OFA certified and ALWAYS view their certificates and insist on and check the breeder's references. 
Introducing the dogs that make up our foundation......
OUR GIFT FROM CANADA....AKC, CKC, UKC & IABCA Int'l Champion "KUROTAKA" (Black Hawk)  Going strong and still producing large litters at 13 years old, Kuro possesses an outgoing & friendly temperament with a great willingness to please &  eagerness to learn and participate. Kuro has OFA certified HIPS, PATELLAS, EYES, THYROID, CARDIAC, DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY & GM1-GANGLIOSIDOSIS and is also DNA tested for 185 common canine diseases.  He is also NIPPO registered.  Kuro is selectively offered at stud to Shiba ladies of merit.  Kuro's puppies are extremely even-tempered & kid friendly and excel as pets and show dogs. I call his daughter Darla my Border Collie Shiba. His puppy owners will provide you with glowing reviews just for the asking. We feel blessed that Kurotaka has been in our lives. He is a wonderful companion, fabulous show dog and a once in a lifetime stud dog. 
AKC, UKC & IABCA Int'l Champion "BRIDGET JONES"  Bridgy is our special spoiled girl and basically daddy's golden child who can do no wrong but I know better, she still has plenty of Shiba naughtiness left in her. She is goofy in her own special way and she makes us laugh with her Shiba quirks.  Bridget was a UKC Top 10 Shiba in 2009 & 2010.  Bridget is fully CHIC health certified with OFA EXCELLENT hips & is a HOME-BRED Kawako Shiba.  Bridget is of course retired from breeding but it still our Kawako ambassador who greets all human visitors in a calm and dignified manner that enchants everyone.  She is always happy to have a doggie house guest when we pet sit our clients Shibas.  She loves to sun herself outside and to teach our new puppies the ropes.  Otherwise she can be found sleeping in her favorite squishy bed, using her current favorite rainbow worm toy as a pillow.
AKC & IABCA Int'l Champion "FUYU KOFUKU"   Born on winter solstice her name translates to "Winter Joy." Fuyu's unique personality and unusually stable Shiba temperament has lead to many fans and admirers in the PNW Shiba community. Fuyu is a calm & gentle, yet still mischievous, house pet who keeps new owners Gregg & Pat on their toes and going on walks every day.   Like her mother and grandmother before her, Fuyu is CHIC certified and has OFA EXCELLENT hips and is a HOME-BRED Kawako Shiba who has contributed a great deal to our breeding program.  We have two Fuyu's daughters and now a golden son.  For her final litter she was bred to CH. Masakado Maker's Mark "Marco" who had many wins at both the 2019 & 2020 NSCA Nationals show circuits, making him the top owner handled Shiba in 2020.  We hope to make Fuyu proud with her Marco clone son we call Junior.