Since 1992, we have worked hard to be a resource for the public as well as support of fellow Shiba owners.


Our Mission

To promote the Shiba Inu in all it's endeavors, be it in the conformation ring, performance ring, in public education, breed rescue, or producing the next generation of dogs. We strive to support one another, be examples of good sportsmanship inside and outside the ring, and promote responsible breeding and rescue.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
— Roger Caras (photographer and writer)

What we do:

AKC NYC Meet the Breeds Booth - Third Place!

AKC NYC Meet the Breeds Booth - Third Place!

  • Hold an annual Shiba Breed Specialty supported by our parent club - The National Shiba Club of America
  • Support our parent club's National Breed Club Show
  • Run the Shiba Inu public education booth at the AKC NYC Meet the Breeds event
  • Promote Responsible Breeding and Support NYC Shiba Rescue
  • Hold social gatherings
  • Involvement in the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, Therapy Work with our dogs, and Humane Education and Bite Prevention.

2017 Officers and Board of Directors:

President: Christine Gursky

Vice President: Kathi Willi-Melton

Treasurer: Ann Gorman

Secretary: Linda Walawander


  • Alyssa Goldman
  • Terri Palumbo