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What Is A Mame Shiba Inu?
A Japanese Mame or “Mini” Shiba Inu is a Shiba Inu dog that has been purposely bred to be smaller by some “money-minded” puppy mill, businessmen, or middleman.
Mame Shiba Inu breeders/puppy mill who purposely breed dogs that are “sub-standard” generally do so simply for profits while creating a channel to get rid of their mal-nourished, often starved, smaller size Shiba Inu puppies.
We are purebred Shiba Inu breeders(spare time) that happen to be Christian online gospel preachers at the same time. So we choose to be 100% honest before God and men, and tell the the real truth.
Here is our Christian online gospel website:
To reputable Shiba Inu breeders, breeding Mame or Mini Shiba Inu is unethical and wrong.
Breeding a Shiba Inu to be smaller does nothing for the betterment and health of the breed.
If you want a smaller sized Shiba Inu, just go with a female since they are generally smaller than males. It’s best not to mess around with the precious and established genetics from a breed that many worked so hard to save.
Honestly speaking, Mame Shiba Inus will never be recognized by Shiba Inu breed clubs or Shiba Inu associations.
Those who breed Mame Shiba Inus often don’t care about health or temperament considerations.
Mame Shiba Inus are typically bred to be about 35 – 50% smaller than standard Shiba Inu sizes.
Therefore a full grown male Mame Shiba Inu will weigh roughly 10 – 14 pounds and be about 11″ tall in height.
Female Mame Shiba Inus will be a little smaller.
Mame Shiba Inus are accomplished by mating two smallest-size (usually underfed or given little calcium, minerals, and nutrition) Shiba Inu dogs. It’s like finding two shortest humans and trying to produce “midgets”. Likewise, Mame Shiba Inus are accomplished by mating two smallest-size Shiba Inu dogs and trying to produce “midgets” or “Mame” size Shiba Inu puppies.
Since we are Christians that are not afraid to expose puppy mill’s and middlemen’s lies, we dare to tell you this truth.
There have even been reports of breeders purposely starving regular size Shiba Inu puppies to decrease their size in adulthood. (so they can try to produce Mame Shibas in the next generation.)
Some have even mixed Shiba Inus with smaller toy breeds to decrease size.
Dog preservation societies in Japan refuse to recognize Mame Shiba Inus as a separate breed.
The NIPPO dog organization will not knowingly allow Mame Shiba Inus to be registered as Shiba Inus.
Shiba Inu are already beautiful dogs with a great history and lineage. It would be utterly disrespectful to “shrink” this breed simply to appease our own vanity and convenience.
We don’t recommend anyone getting a Mame Shiba, unless it is completely health, proven by many health test and x-rayed for bone health. We have only seen 2 or 3 completely health Mame Shibas in th past 10 years.
Over 98% of Mame Shiba are not completely healthy. Of course, many puppy mills and middleman will lie to you and say theirs are healthy. So it’s up to you whether you want to trust Christian online Bible teachers and Shiba Inu home-breeders like us, or puppy mills and greedy middlemen.
Do your own research, be wise, prudent, and examine all things.
Pearl and Johnson,
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