We are a small Show Hobby Kennel specializing and dedicated to the Preservation of Shiba Inu and Shikoku Ken. Our dogs are all AKC and some NIPPO registered. ALL our breeding dogs are OFA health tested on Hips, Patellas, Eye Certifications and Embark genetic DNA tested (Chic Numbered & Bred With a Heart). We exhibit our dogs in AKC, NIPPO, UKC and IABCA Dog Shows. Some of our dogs also have various Sporting, Hunting and Working Dog titles. Our Puppies all come with Veterinarian issued Health Certificates and Breeder Health Guarantees and sold with strict Spay/Nueter, Pet Puppy Contracts. (All puppies sold as pets NOT to be bred.)
The meaning behind the name.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is in the Western United States and primarily in California. To have a kennel name that reflects the region in the US the dogs were bred and for the similar mountainous enviroments in Japan where they hunted. My first Shiba I owned back in 2000 was from a Reputable Kennel called Sierra Shibas. I kept in contact with the Breeder over the years as we became friends. She has long retired her kennel and so I asked her permission to use part of her kennel name, "Sierra" in my own. To have her blessing was very sentimental to me. It was also fitting that it be in the name of our very first Shiba that started it all for me, Sierra's Red Samurai "Yoshi".
"Ohkami" means Wolf in Japanese. Shibas and Shikoku are both Primitive breeds and it is proven that the Shiba is one of the breeds most genetically related to the Grey Wolf. To own one feels like having a bit of the Wild or Nature in your presence. Both breeds have a Wolfie like apperance and in Japan the Shikoku is even nicknamed The Japanese Wolf Dog.