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Molly is now 4 years old. She is a certified therapy dog and the only dog doing therapy on the mental health floor at the Iowa City & Milwaukee VAs. The Cedar Rapids magazine did an article on her (including pictures). Out of 12 only 3 were left when we picked her – 9 people passed on her. She travels long distances with no trouble and is both the most loving and most athletic dog we’ve ever had. 

George

Hadley has doubled in size since we got her 5 weeks ago and is thriving in every way. She can sit, shake, lay down, plays fetch, has learned to swim, keeps up on our daily 2 mile walks, is almost 100% potty trained and has slept through the night since night 2. She is so perfect for our family and we all just love her to pieces

Ashley

With the social distancing and the kids home from school Scout has been an absolute blessing! She brings so much joy to this family. She has been quick to train and loves her neighborhood of puppy and children friends. She is spoiled at her vet visits by the entire office and they say she is just perfect. Wanted to send a little update, thank you again!

Thought I would send a few pics of Daisy. She’s doing well. Charlie is enjoying having a playmate inside. 

Ann

Hello there! 🙂

I hope you know that your hobby has made my life 100% better.
You bred / raised my current golden doodle and she is the happiest, healthiest dog I’ve ever met. I got her Nov 2018 (born 9/20/18). 
Thank you!!

 

Katrina

I just wanted to share some photos  of one of the most wonderful family members a person could have. We love our Reba, and have enjoyed her from the minute we picked her up. I have shared your information with several friends, and highly recommend you as a breeder of wonderful animals.

 

I just wanted to send you guys an update. This is Kira and bought her from you about a year ago. She is doing really well and I couldn’t have asked for a better dog!

Aiden

Hi Karen,

Greetings from Dexter and Elliott in Papillion, Nebraska!  I can’t believe they will be 3 at the end of the year.  Our Granddaughter turned 3 this summer so they have all grown up together.  She can’t wait to visit to see the “Doodles”.  We still watch your website and love following the updated photos of the Sadie/Chester litters…they look so much like our boys.  Ours are healthy and happy and tons of fun!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you…

John

Sending you a THANK YOU! Our shibas, Sushi and Ramen are wonderful little doggies. They have amazing dispositions and personalities. We are all so happy with them and thankful we found you! The environment you bring those pups into and the home you provide for the parents clearly is loving and wonderful. 

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for Luna, she is amazing! We didn’t even have to potty train her, she stands by the door when she needs to go do her business. She is very smart and playful, gets along great with other dogs and kids. She has learned to sit and also knows where we keep the treats. Just wanted to let you know she is very loved by everyone. 

Hi Karen, my husband and I purchased your orange collar shiba from winnie’s litter which we now named Remy:) He’s getting along very well with our older dog & we’re very shocked at how well potty trained he is. He’s definitely got a huge outgoing personality for such a cute tiny pup. Just wanted to reach out and epxres how happy we are since brining him home & thought you might to see some updates on him on his Instagram! Thanks so much again

Anni & Henry

Most people can’t believe how well behaved he is for being so young. He’s such a good dog! Wilson can hang out with babies, young children, adults and elderly and loves them all!

Morgan

Hi Karen! Just want to update you on how Eedo is doing. She has already become the star of my neighborhood lol. Everyone loves her. But no one loves her more than I do! Thanks for your great work with the puppies!

Meghan

Cashew is about 50lbs, not yet 9 months old. She is WONDERFUL!! We adore her. Thank you for your sweet dogs!

Molly is one year old today! She winters in Seattle and is the best. 

Thank You!

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that our little guy made it home without any accidents in the car. He’s settling in great and has been a fun ball of energy! We are following your instructions with crate training for potty training. He’s sound asleep in the crate after playing hard in our back yard. He’s the perfect addition to our family adn we’ve named him Charlie.

Shannon

Just wanted to share a picture of Stormy at 11 weeks! She’s doing great and is a joy!

Holly

Fitz is such a joy to have around, he is very well mannered and just has the best personality! 

Taylor

She has turned out to be quite a dog. Plays with other dogs, no leash at places that welcome dogs in Colorado, best retriever we’ve had, most atheltic, and really sweet. Everyone is amazed at how calm she is – will likely enroll her as a therapy dog for elementary school reading. She has been many times to the Alzheimer facility where Beth’s 91 year old mother resides and the people love her. 

Bob

I just wanted to update you on Kenshin. (We chose a different name). He’s so sweet and playful. He’s a good boy & learns fast! He gets along well with my 2 girls and our other pets. He’s a perfect addition to our family. Thank you so much! 🙂 I was pretty nervous about raising a shiba inu with all the stories I’ve read online, but he’s really a sweetheart and cooperative. When I take him out for walks or to the vet, he’s so friendly with other people and animals. Kenshin is so loving. I’m really glad to have gotten him! He’s always happy and high spirited. He’s perfect. Thanks again!

Angela

Hi Karen! I hope all has been well with you. We just wanted to send you an update on how Charlie has been doing. He’s been adjusting very well to being here with us. He loves going on walks, especially when we take him out on the frozen lake to play on the ice. He’s so playful and happy and loves meeting new people; he’s very friendly with everyone he meets. He had his first vet visit a couple weeks ago and was so well behaved with the nurses and the vet. Thank you so much for such a wonderful puppy!

Alex & Emily

Hi Karen, just thought I would update you on Dexter and Elliott (Sadie and Chester 31 Dec 2016) 6 Months old! They are awesome boys…very smart and extremely lovable.  They are as comfortable cuddling with us as they are just hanging with each other.  They like their house and their yard, although their indoor manners are much better than their outdoor manners.  Seems they want to grow up to be landscapers.  They always keep us laughing, even when they are being a bit naughty and we get the greatest greeting when we come home.  We are so pleased they we picked out brothers and got these two.

John & Michelle

Nebraska

Karen,

I just wanted to let you know that Ellie is adjusting well to her new home.  She is so sweet and loves to play!  We are absolutely in love with her!!!

Rebecca

My happy black and gold Hawkeye puppies! Alli is such a sweetheart and has brought great companionship to Jax. We love them both so much. Thanks again for letting us pick such joy to have in our lives! They are such smart dogs. Never really had to potty train Alli, she just knew.

Morning Karen, Gakki has settled quickly and pretty well last night. She is so adorable and very happy. We are so surprised about how incredibly well potty trained she is . Thank you so much

I just wanted to send you an updated picture of our puppy. His name is Bentley and he is the most adorable little man and is amazingly smart! We want to thank you again for giving us the perfect addition to our family!

Henry and his brother Theo! They are the best of friends now. Today we took Henry to his first nursing home, and he did great! He is the calmest puppy and loves attention. I definitely want to get him registered as a therapy dog in the future. We also took him on his first family vacation camping, and he slept the entire 12 hour drive. He weighs 30 pounds now. He is the best little puppy, and we love him so much! Just thought you’d enjoy another little update.

Hi Karen, now a better photo of Ugo. He is pretty much potty trained and has started sleeping the whole night. He is adorable. We love him. Thank you very much.

Hi Karen,

I just want to thank you for everything!! Umi arrived yesterday safe & sound!! He’s an absolutely adorable, happy, healthy puppy & we instantly fell in love!! I really appreciate all of your help, patience, & understanding with regards to buying the newest addition to the Chen family & we really can’t thank you enough for helping us add this little guy to our family!! You definitely make buying an “out of town puppy” an amazing experience. You hear so many horror stories about scams & bad breeders & you certainly proved all of those experiences WRONG!! From the very beginning you were there with photos & communication & made us feel like we went to the breeders & picked Umi out!! Thank you again-we’ll keep you updated with Umi’s progress!! Have a wonderful day!!

Vicki

At her first vet check Gracie was 9 lbs. The vet was very impressed by her! She has been a wonderful addition to our family. We are in love with her!

Jax traveled well and is very much a cuddler. He has settled in so well in 2 days, potty trianing is incredible. He is so smart and we are so in love with him!

Nemo is a very energetic puppy that loves water and always getting into the laundry. He loves the dog park and seeing other dogs! He weighs about 50lbs now and the girls at the vets office love him!

Hi Karen,

We have been meaning to reach out to tell you how Addie is doing. She continues to be great pup- so confident and social. She does well with everyone including kids and other dogs. She fits right in Loki (Black Lab) and our little family.

She goes to the dog park about 5 days per week and loves to chase and be chased by other dogs. She loves fetch too.

Sally,

I thought I would reach out to you since today is already Rupert’s 1st birthday! Hard to believe he is already a year old.

I am so incredibly happy with my decision to get a dog from you and your family. I tell people constantly to check out your guys’ page and constantly talk about how happy I am with Rupert. He is my absolute best friend. He is so smart and knows so many tricks, he’s such a lover, and he is so goofy! I didn’t know what to expect since I have never had a corgi in my life but he is so perfect! He is a healthy healthy boy who is spoiled rotten!

Thank you again for allowing me to have such a wonderful best friend. He is just 2 weeeks away from getting his therapy dog license! It was a nice surprise to get your card in the mail!

Hope all is well with everyone and hope you have lots of puppies to come!

Allyson & Rupert

Thank you so much for the lovely christmas card! Unfortunately we were not able to do one this year. Kenny has gotten so big and is so full of personality. He loves to spend his days with his “Brother” Dakota. Dakota is my roommates dog who is a German Shepherd-Husky mix. They are the best of friends. Our back yard is about a third of an acre and has lots of squirrels and owls that like to hang out in the trees. They spend lots of their days chasing squirrels from tree to tree. It is surprising how well Kenny can keep up with Dakota. Kenny loves to go to his “Grandma’s” house every Sunday where he loves to be spoiled with lots of love/ attention and when I’m not looking some table scraps. He is doing so well and is a perfect fit for our little family. I attached some photos so you can see how cute he has become. I could not thank you enough for giving me my best friend.

They are such great buddies!

Good morning Karen.  I just wanted to update you on our precious boy.  He had his first visit with our vet on Monday and he is very healthy and smart.  He was 11 weeks old yesterday and already weighs 20.5 lbs.  He’s such a good sweet boy.  He does have a bit of a split personality.  He’s the sweetest most loving cuddle bug living in the same body as the Tasmanian Devil.  He keeps us laughing all the time.  He has become an excellent ball player and loves all of his toys.  Our house looks like we run a puppy daycare, but with toys everywhere he hasn’t chewed on anything he isn’t supposed to.  Thank you so much for breeding such an amazing little man.

I hope you and your family are having a good holiday season.

Robin

Hi Karen,

Honey is doing great and is one very loved dog. We can’t wait for her first Christmas with us. Santa will definitely be stopping by for her.  House training was so easy with her and she’s so smart. She learns commands easily. We just love her!

Hi Karen,

Just wanted to let you know how nicely our pup, Gus, is fitting in here. He gets his last vaccination tomorrow, potty training has been fairly easy, he has taken to leash walks really quickly, his temperament seems great (we haven’t had around too many dogs until he finishes his shots) and he arrived kennel trained.  As far as puppies go, he’s been a dream. Even our 12 year old dog has grown to like him (most of the time).

It was a risk for us to buy a puppy sight unseen but it paid off. Maybe we’ll even come back for a golden doodle in a year or so! These photos show him at four months (taken today). He loves the beach! Thank you.

What an angel. We absolutely love her!

Hank 1 year old

Hi Karen,

I just wanted to send you an update on Kubo. He has been adjusting very well from day one and is such a happy pup! Everyone adores him. He is learning so fast, using his pee pads and understands to potty when we take him outside. He’s learned several tricks as well. Everyday he amazes me with his intelligence and wonderful personality. You did an incredible job raising him and I wanted to say thank you for sending us the perfect puppy!

I wanted to update you on this precious boy. He has settled right in to his new home. He is the smartest best boy ever. And he’s a little bit of a clown. We love him so much.

Response on one of our goldendoodle puppies:

Just wanted to let you know my son named him Jack and he also ended up sleeping with him in his bed last night. Potty training is going great! No accidents. It took less than 10 minutes to get acquainted and get along with our other 2 dogs. Jack has been great! My son is so happy to have his own “best friend”. Thank you again

Zeke graduated from his beginner Education class!

Pictured is Sophie enjoying her new home in Arizona.

He is awesome. Loves his home. Gets to sleep in bed with us in the evening and doesn’t have many accidents.

Molly is now 8 months old. This is her before and after going to the groomer pictures. She is a joy. We can take her anywhere, she never begs. She behaves so well that no one believes she is as young as she is. I am considering training her for a therapy dog.

She has turned out to be quite a dog. Plays with other dogs, no leash at places that welcome dogs in Colorado, best retriever we’ve had, most athletic, and really sweet. Everyone is amazed at how calm she is – will likely enroll her as a therapy dog for elementary school reading. She has been many times to the Alzheimers facility where Beth’s 91 year old mother resides and the people love her.

Hi Karen,

Thought you’d like an update on the puppy. We named her Belle and she is an absolute doll. Shes always the life of the party and everyone wants to say hi to her and her to them. My husband and I couldn’t love her more.

Amanda

Hi Karen!

I can’t believe he is already one! He is perfect, everyone loves him. We may have a party for him on Sunday in the park in front of our building!

Thanks again so much. I’m very glad I found you and your shibas because I can’t imagine having any other one. He loves his dog neighbors, he remembers all his tricks from school…he even knows which garage in the alley is ours and waits for us to open it so he can ride in the car.

He’s such a good boy. He’s the best boy.

Thanks again!

Alex

Karen,

Just wanted to give you an update on Hanako. She is healthy, so much fun and is full of energy. She is an adorable puppy! She looks identical to my first one and I am thoroughly enjoying her.

As I said before, your Shiba Inus have authentic and classic look. I’ve seen many people that claim the heritage of their dogs, but they do not have the classic look.

Feel free to use her pix for marketing purposes. Thanks for doing a good job!

Tomoko

Karen,

Thought you might like some pictures.  We’ve named him Toshi.  He’s been a really sweet pup.  He slept most of the way home and he’s been sleeping all night.  When I take him on walks everyone wants to pet him.  He hasn’t met a stranger yet.  We started puppy training last week and he got to meet some other pups and dogs from an adult Cane Corso to a toy mini pincher.

Bryce

‪Karen,‬

‪Equity is doing great…95% potty trained besides when she gets so excited to see us when we get home from work. She is a great girl and you were right… loves attention, which we love! She has adjusted well and likes playing outside, fetch and with her cousin mya (pix attached). She is a beautiful dog and the vet said she was show quality which we already knew!‬

‪She barely barks, has no food aggression and loves everyone and most other dogs.. so a great bred in temperament but we figured that after meeting her mom and dad on pick up…‬

Thanks so much for taking care of her and being a great breeder. We were blessed to have crossed paths and found you!‬

Adam

Hi Karen,

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I sent you the last update. Time flies.. He’s a wonderful dog and we’re so happy we got him from you.

We have a new addition to our family as well. We had a daughter and Koda has been wonderful with her. He’s very tolerate of her crying and he’s always sniffing her and he’ll even give her kisses. He even seems to be more protective. He barks when people come to visit and when UPS delivers. Once visitors pet him, he’s fine, but he lets us know when someone is here 🙂

Amber

Just wanted you to know that our puppy is doing well. His name is Mingo. He is growing and learning new tricks every day. He is very smart – stubborn – but he learns very quickly. I want to thank you for house breaking him – that has saved us a lot of time and effort – and he does very well. Thank you again, he is a wonderful edition to our family!

Julie

Texas

Hi Karen,

Everything is going great so far. Zoey is doing really well I think. The car ride went fine and she’s only had a few accidents since shes been home. She’s been pretty good with letting us know when she needs to go out. She’s very playful and definitely loves to chew on things but we love her and we’re excited to finally have her home. She’s definitely a spoiled puppy.

Kayla

Illinois

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much to bring BenBen to our home. He had a safe trip, and has settled down at the new home with our family. He’s a happy boy, energetic and cute, he’s born to be star, from airport to home, to anywhere he is the focus. Everybody wants to touch this cute fluffy ‘lil biscuit.

Thank you for the extra dog food and all docs. He will miss you and his home town. I’ll take more photos and keep you updated. Feel so lucky to know you and have BenBen join us.

Have a great weekend

Wei

California

Dear Karen,

The puppy is doing great and we love him very much. He is enjoying his classes at the Petsmart store and is the smartest puppy in the class. He is proceeding with his vaccinations and is in perfect health and growing nicely. We have not had him out much at the advice of the vet yet, we need one more shot, but he loves his home and has accustomed very well. He can run around at incredible speeds, but is generally very careful, does not chew furniture and behaves and obeys well for a puppy his age. He is nearly potty trained, still working on it. Again, thanks for sending us such a beautfiul dog, our Ceviche. We will keep in touch with you on his progress.

Carlos & Richard

California

Puppy Didier is doing great and we have a vet check up appointment, stool sample and further immunization set up. Thanks again, Karen! He is a wonderful, loving and well-tempered dog. What a sweet, obedient pup. That says something about your training!

Sandra

New York

Zuki is a joy! She is so smart and so fiesty. My vet offered to buy her from me and said she is a perfect shiba inu and should be a show dog! She is very happy and healthy. I love her and my other shiba inu is warming up to her.

Suzanne

Nebraska

Hi Karen,

Happy New Year! Hope you had a great holiday! Thought I would send you a couple of photos of Naco….one is him enjoying a taste of our empty Champagne bottle on New Year’s Eve and the other was his first snow expereince in Ohio over Christmas. He loved burying his nose in the snow, trying to get down to the grass! It was funny. The last one is just a cute picture of him passed our on his favorite toy. He’s doing great, has all his shots now and his “big day” (of surgery, that is) will be here before we know it. Hope all is great with you!!

Tara

New York

Hi Karen!

I just wanted to give you an update on Suki. She is doing very well! She will be 4 months old on the 12th and is getting so big! We never have a dull moment with her 🙂 she is always making us smile. She didn’t take long to potty train at all and hasn’t been chewing on our things too much, she’s got plenty of toys to keep her busy! She loves playing with my sister’s puggle when she comes to visit, they are only 4 months apart and have so much fun together! Thank you for being such a great breeder and taking care of her the first 2 months. We couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our family! I’ve attached some pictures as well, she is 2 months old in the first one and 3 months old in the other 2. Thanks again for everything.

Lindsey

Iowa

Karen;) Thank you so much for being the best shiba breeder ever! Barry has been such a good boy, and you can send his nieces and nephews to us anytime….seriously! We love him to death!!!

Erica & Theo

Alabama

I just wantd to send you a quick note to let you know how Koda is doing. He is doing wonderfully! He never once peed in the house. He really did come potty trained. Every time I tell someone we never had to potty train him, they don’t believe me. He is so smart and a quick learner. He’s so full of energy! We got him to sit, down, up, left paw, right paw, high five, jump, and double high five within the first three weeks! We’re still working on rollover. He’ll start puppy kindergarden (socialization) next weekend. Steve and I just love having him in our family, although he has also found a love for my shoes…I’ve attached a picutre we just took last weekend in our backyard.

Thank you so much for being so patient with me and all my questions. The hardest part was waiting. We’re so happy we got him from you!

Amber & Steve

Connecticut

Everything is going great! I absolutely love Kohana. She is an amazing dog as well as more than I expected. She does great in the house. I don’t even have to crate or baby gate her. She gets along with the cats too. I took her to my mom’s house on the creek and she loved running around on our acre + of land. She kept jumping in and out of the koi pond! I also was witness to the “shiba scream” when I left for work one day, forgot something, and was then surprised to see her on the couch with her head thrown up letting it rip! She also is not a running trail dog, which is fine with me. I took her to Memorial Park, a huge jogging trail with hundreds of people, and instead of running next to me she laid down in the middle of the path. I had to drag her a little bit to get her to stand up. Basically, I was the only dog owner who was carrying their dog! Altogether, I have enjoyed my adventures with Kohana and would like to thank you for allowing her to be in my life.

Lauren

Texas

Attached are a few pictures of Simba (some are from a couple of weeks ago and the one where he is in the snow is pretty recent). He is healthy, and growing up so fast! We all love him very much!

Sherry

New Jersey

Karen,

Miley is the most amazing little girl, we love her dearly, she is very smart, and wiley, everywhere we go with her people are just amazed at how beautiful she is. Our little Miley is perfect, we just love her so much, she is great at going potty outside, when I go to work I can’t wait to get home to play with her, and give her kisses and hugs.

Thank you for such a perfect little puppy.

Tracy

Illinois

Shiba is doing very well, the happiest puppy, loves all of her aunts and uncles and is always full of curiosity, spunk and shiba smiles 🙂 She has made me very happy. I would of course be ok with being a reference.

I attached a couple of pictures for you to see as well 🙂

Melissa

California

Hello Karen I don’t mind if you use me as a reference. I would love to tell them how great the pup is and how great you are. Tanner is Ronin now and very handsome. He is so playful and so happy. I am so happy I got him from you. This was the best thing ever.

Jennifer

Florida

Pick up went so well! We already love him so much! He’s very smart though and has taken well to my pomeranian. I’ll attach some photos.

Austin

Texas

Well, we got home from our 2 hour trip and I though we would give Koda the grand tour and then practice the bathroom process. He walked around for about 30 seconds and found his new puppy bed, climbed on it and peed 🙂 He has been doing really good ever since. We have a puppy pad that he uses at night if he can’t wait it out. He’s only used it twice. He’s never pooped inside so that’s excellent. The kids are having a blast and he appears to be settling in pretty well. We have a ton of picutres, but this one is awesome!

Rick

Iowa

It’s been a year since I got my shiba inu from the farm. I just want to give you an update on how the baby boy is doing in my family. I named him Cooper, his parents are Tucker and Meka. He’s doing so well and brings a lot of happiness to the family. He’s also doing well with my cat, they are about the same age and have been the best friends.

Kelly

California

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