Reno Sakura Shibas

Reno, NV 89507, USA
1674 North Virginia Street Reno Nevada 89557 US

During the 1980s I was involved with a student exchange program between the University of Nevada and Tottori University of Japan. Every summer, I took 30-50 Japanese college students into the Nevada deserts and to my ranch in the Sierra Nevada near Reno. Here they had a wide variety of experiences unavailable to them in Japan – shooting a gun, getting bucked off a horse, cooking over a campfire, and just sitting on a dune with a 100 mile view of no lights or towns or people.

About the same time I acquired a small red dog with a curled tail from an employee of mine who seemed to be spending too much time in jail to be a good dog owner. Kona was a great dog, dignified, fierce, stubborn, so when my students identified her as a Shiba “she speaks better Japanese than we do!”, I was eager to get more. It was several years before the students were chaperoned by veterinary professors who were able to arrange my purchase of several show dogs from breeders in Ueda, Japan. As it turned out, I had never seen a Shiba when I imported my first two from Japan. The rescue dog which my Japanese students had identified as a Shiba bore only a distant physical resemblance to Chibi and Summer when they came to me in the mid 1980s, but I was so impressed by her and by those first two Shibas that I soon imported six more, and my life has never been the same since. The Japanese veterinarians who assisted me were apparently very anxious to repay me for the hospitality which I had shown them in the wilds of the American west, and made sure that I was sent the highest quality dogs available. Of those seven, only one was not of fine show quality, and she is still with me as a well loved pet.

CHRIS WITH PUPPIES .jpg 6 years ago
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