Agility and Flyball News for Farrah

Posted in agility, Farrah the Shiba Inu, flyball with tags on February 11, 2015 by masakadoshiba

Farrah has made a come back after being out of sports for mommy duty. She earned several titles in just a few weekends, by achieving her Flyball Championship, Open Standard, Open Jumpers and Novice Fast Agility titles. She is now in the top 5 breed ranking for Shibas in Flyball.

Way to go Farrah! Ch San Jo Lillith Fair RN,FDCH,CA,OA,OAJ,NF,RATN,CGC

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Coat Color Inheritance in Shibas: Cream and Agouti

Posted in Shiba Inu Puppies for Sale on January 12, 2015 by masakadoshiba

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Because this is important and gets a ton of hits:

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For those who do not follow Shiba show news, last week the US saw a 3rd cream AKC Shiba Champion. This is a rare occurrence, and provides the chance for discussion of color quality in our breed (yes they can be shown in AKC). Following this event was the usual rehashing of the cream color debate and about how the US was the “only” place that faults creams (which is inaccurate, most countries follow FCI/Japanese standard for faulting cream). Additionally, there was a petition created on Change.org asking AKC to “recognize” the cream shiba. This spawned an alarming amount of misinformation among pet owners and current breeders about showing, registrations, and genetics.I primarily want to explore some genetics information here first, before delving in to the cream debate in another post.

Genetics: The old staple reference material for explaining coat color inheritance was a series of very nice diagrams written…

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Dog News and Trial Results

Posted in agility, shiba inu with tags , , on December 6, 2014 by masakadoshiba

Ike is completing the requirements for his Grand Championship and has all the required majors, Breed wins and individual judge wins now. We don’t compete much, so it will take a while, but he just needs points from a few more Select (or Breed wins). He did a great job for his last two Bests of Breed and Selects and I’m very proud of how well he showed and that he looked very happy. Too bad the photos didn’t turn out! We had fun traveling overnight but it isn’t something I plan to do a lot of for shows. Maybe for Agility/Flyball trials as the dogs enjoy that so much more…

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Mrs Farrah is enjoying a little Agility comeback after being out for so long for mommy duty. We’ve spent a lot of hours with some great Agility instructors over the last months to get trial ready. Mom (me) takes a lot of work still on learning courses and handling, and Farrah lets me know if I am not being fair or fun enough by going to visit people for pets during our runs. Those moments are getting further and further between, so that’s progress.

Running Shibas in agility has challenges, and that takes time and patience, but the good moments are that much more rewarding. I saw some very good things from her at our last two trials, and I felt I had some good things I was able to improve on, so I’m very pleased with where we are right now as a team, but there is lots of room for improvement!

Some of the big changes from our trial moments that we didn’t have 2 years ago vs last weekend is very good weaves, very good contact, sends to tunnels, rear crosses and drive to go forward independently without taking off. Those are the good moments, and when we are good we are great, but when we are bad, it’s pretty awful, but that’s where a good sense of humor comes in handy! And of course zoomies happen and Farrah has no need for contacts during those moments…

So, Farrah got a nice QQ in Std and JWW, followed by her first FAST Q. I will take that any day after a year with no Q’s!

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Female Cream Puppy Available for Placement

Posted in shiba inu with tags , on November 27, 2014 by masakadoshiba

I have one young female cream puppy available for placement on a pet contract, from champion health tested parents with a health guarantee. She has had some classes already, vaccines and microchip, and is a really sweet beautiful  little girl. She is house trained already, rides well in cars, is crate trained, leash trained and has some basic obedience.

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I wanted to keep her for Agility/Flyball training but need to keep my numbers low, so I am offering her for placement. This amazing little girl has the potential to be a great hiking, beach bumming, agility, flyball, therapy visit, couch cuddling and barn hunting companion (like her mom Farrah). Please send inquiries to masakadoshiba@hotmail.com and fill out my application.

1 Puppy Available for Placement

Posted in Shiba Inu Puppies for Sale on October 3, 2014 by masakadoshiba

I have one young female puppy available for placement on a pet contract. She has had some classes already, vaccines and microchip, and is a really sweet active little girl. She will need a home who has experience with Shibas or a similar breed. She would benefit best with a settled couple who enjoy an active lifestyle who aren’t going to leave her home all day, as she really loves being around people and is oh so smart. I have some other specific requirements as a condition of her placement. This little girl has the potential to be a great hiking, beach bumming, agility, flyball, therapy visits, barn hunting companion (like her mom Farrah). Please send inquiries to masakadoshiba@hotmail.com and fill out my application.

Summer Litter Announcement, Ike gets Best of Breed

Posted in Shiba Inu Puppies for Sale on July 16, 2014 by masakadoshiba

Ike took a break from his 2 year showing hiatus and weekend warriored it to the Timberland show last weekend for a day, where he took Best of Breed over a nice entry and some top ranked Specials, earning some more Grand Champion points. 

In other news we have a brand new litter of 3 and are accepting puppy applications.

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New Litter and Webpage Update

Posted in Farrah the Shiba Inu, Ike the Shiba, masakado shiba, San Jo Shiba, seattle shiba, Shiba Inu Puppies for Sale on April 5, 2014 by masakadoshiba

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A huge thank you to Roberta Parsons of Dancing Shiba Photography for helping me to capture my lovely Ike x Farrah boys. They have been a real joy to experience.

My webpage has also been updated here: http://www.masakadoshiba.com/

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