It must be ensured that the specimens candidates to perpetuate the species do not have defects that may appear during their life, or what would be more serious are defects that spread in DNA contaminating all their offspring. All our adult Shiba Inu are free of known hereditary diseases, by conducting DNA studies by prestigious laboratories based in Germany, as well as certifying entities in Spain. In our work to maintain the breed's typical characteristics to the maximum, we discard those specimens that can transmit the slightest defect to their children: ganglidiosis, hip dysplasia, patellar dislocation, undesirable physical characteristics (disproportionate or poorly inserted ears, defective dentures ,etc.).
Only in this way and with a sufficient number of copies, can a selection work be carried out.
In addition, our facilities have authorization and registration in the Registry of Zoological Nuclei of Aragon, which guarantees that our Shiba Inu live in adequate spaces and conditions that ensure their well-being.
Once all this previous work is done, the long-awaited offspring arrives, from among which we will once again have the difficult and overwhelming task of choosing those specimens that best express the spirit of the Shiba Inu, to perpetuate the race. It is one of the most complicated moments, since we cannot keep all the births although we would like to.
From the moment our babies are born they are in complete observation, ensuring their health and well-being. Weight samples are taken to check according to our growth curves made from the samples obtained during all these years that they grow as expected in a satisfactory way. They are subjected to different tests and treatments during the time they remain in our house, for the prevention of parasites or viruses, following the guidelines established by our veterinary service.
Since they are born, they are continuously under review by our veterinarians who watch over their health. They set the guidelines that we strictly follow, in each visit they are explored to see the growth of weight, height, teeth, eyes, ears, fur, etc., that nothing is out of control and in this way, they arrive prepared and healthy to the identification microchip was placed after 45 days, coinciding with the administration of the first dose of the parvovirus vaccine. They usually do not usually have any reaction to the vaccine, although there may be some slight decline in mood temporarily. About 15 days after vaccination against parvo, another deworming is performed, and a second vaccination against Hepatitis, Leptothyrosis, Distemper and another dose against Parvo. After two months of life they are delivered to the families, along with their documentation.
In addition, all our Shibas have and are delivered with their official passport. At the moment of birth, the veterinary services open a file for the puppy and his Passport is issued, which records the treatments followed. This passport is unique to the entire European Union and is sufficient to travel through the European common space. It will simply be necessary to bring up to date your internal deworming and re-vaccinations, especially in regard to rabies. Special attention should be paid to it, as the legislation is stricter and may vary from one member state to another. In case of traveling to countries not belonging to the European Union, it is advisable to contact the embassy of the destination country, to know the procedures and previous veterinary certificates that must accompany you on the trip. All your medical history of vaccines, deworming, check-ups, operations is included in this document, so it will not be necessary to acquire any other document or a private "Health Record," no veterinarian should impose the purchase of your record.
Before leaving for their new homes, the veterinary service will release the puppy, once the puppy's good health has been confirmed.
All the Shibas in our house are holders of the L.O.E except the white shiba (since it is not a color included by the FCI), which means Spanish Book of Origin. This document is what people usually call ‘pedigree’, an accrediting document that shows their identification number in the Royal Canine Society, and through which the traceability of their ancestors is possible. This document usually takes a few weeks to be processed, so in many cases people who incorporate a Shiba Inu into their families will receive it later. From this L.O.E. the owner can optionally request the Genealogical Tree 'directly from the canine society of spain.
During all the time they live with us, they are exposed to a multitude of new sensations, strange noises, music, games, etc., it is also worth mentioning the socialization that we try to give them, living with children, day-to-day noises, everything so that they feel and be as prepared as possible for living together in your new homes and cities that are so different from the life of the people.