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Getting ready for her CAT run. Photo by Mark Baer

“Temperament, Structure, and Type – Kan-i, Ryosei, and Soboku”

Welcome to Boomlay Shiba Inu.

We are small, brand new Shiba Inu breeder located in Tampa, Florida, specializing in AKC and NIPPO registered Shiba Inus that excel in temperament, structure, and type – in that order. We not only show our dogs in conformation but we also participate in performance events with our dogs including Barn Hunt, Fast CAT/CAT, AKC’s Trick Dog, AKC’s Canine Good Citizen, as well as training for agility.

The three traits the Japanese use to describe the Shiba Inu: Kan-i  bravery and boldness combined with composure and strength. Ryosei is good nature with a gentle disposition. Kan-i & Ryosei are opposites; one cannot exist without the other. The last word to describe the Shiba Inu is Soboku which is artlessness with a refined & open spirit.

Our goal is to preserve & promote the Shiba Inu as the breeders in Japan intended the Shiba to be.
Our dogs are raised with other animals including other dogs, cats, rabbits & birds (budgies, pigeons, ducks). Socialization and good genetics is key. The dogs travel to wherever dogs are allowed, making them more well rounded and  less likely to develop fears or phobias.

Chi & Nekora on a hike.

Our Shiba are health tested before breeding – eyes, hips, & patellas are OFA certified.



Puppy Culture

Pet puppies are sold on spay/neuter contracts & limited registration.
Show puppies are sold on individual basis.

Feel free to click on the tabs above – it will take you to the main page for the dogs. (If on a mobile device there will be a drop down menu).
Please feel free to check out our upcoming litter page for information regarding our current/next planned breeding and our contact page if interested in purchasing a Shiba Inu from Boomlay.

Astrid & Delilah on a hike

Occasionally we may have older puppies or retired show dogs available to a loving home. Visit Available Shiba for more information.

For more information on the Shiba Inu check out our About Shiba page or more about me Behind Boomlay

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I’m a member of the Heart Of Dixie Shiba Fanciers, the National Shiba Club of America, Nihonken Hozonkai (NIPPO), and the Florida Cracker Horse Association