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About Koyote Kennels

We are located in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains near Calgary Alberta, Canada. My husband and I take pride in raising content, healthy, and good-natured beautiful Shibas. Dogs are a part of our family as well as special pets to us.

I have lived with dogs all of my life and acquired my first Shiba in 1991. I have been a member of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) since 1995 and am on the Board of Directors of Shiba Inu Canada since its inception. I am a member of the National Shiba Club of America and have gained valuable knowledge from highly reputable breeders of champion Shibas both in Canada and the United States. I am honoured to be working closely with these breeders and their beautiful US/Japanese import dogs. This relationship will allow me to continue to enhance my show quality Shiba Inus.

I have a Japanese Nippo Membership, and my Nippo Kennel name is Koyhote Sou which means House of Fox Paw. A goal of mine was to add a Nippo Shiba Inu line of dogs to our kennel. Since my original goal I'm proud to have an Elite Nippo lineage. My dogs originate from long time well-known breeders in Japan. Another goal was to attend the BSA shiba specialty show in California. This show hires only highly trained Nippo judges. It was a thrilling honour to have Hoshi win Best in Show at this prestigious event. Hoshi and I flew to Paris in summer 2011 to attend the 100th anniversary of the World Dog Show. Although I know that Hoshi wasn’t as excited as I was to see the Eiffel tower, the whole experience for me was thrilling.You rock Hoshi! As a reputable Canadian Kennel Club member and Permanently Registered Breeder, I follow the Golden Rules of a Reputable Breeder Some of the facts you should know about us is that the care of our dogs and our puppy people come first at Koyote Kennels. We perform extensive health testing on our breeding stock including certifications for Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, Patellas, Eyes and Heart Testing, and results of these tests are available for your viewing when you come to see us, or via [www.offfa.org](http://www.offfa.org). Our puppies are whelped out in our bedroom and raised in our home. If you wish you can visit with your new puppy weekly until it’s time for it to go to your home. This also give us a chance to get to know each other beyond our initial meeting and learn more about the care of your new family member. When it's time for your new buddy to travel home with you, I offer an evening seminar to go over basics such as house training, crate training, basic behaviour, obedience commands, and more. Because I have had the breed over 20 years and have studied under many trainers and behaviourists, I feel it is important to pass on this expertise. Although I’ve retired from teaching, I continue to learn and teach my knowledge of the many aspects involved with raising and training good-tempered, healthy and beautiful shibas. Laura McKenna Lange, B.Ed.



Sunset at Koyote Kennels