I remember the day I decided to buy my 11 year daughter a puppy. I had a ton of research to do to make sure I picked a loving reputable place. I wanted a Shiba Inu and it felt like I searched all of the United States to find a place that I felt comfortable with. Then I found out about Icewind Shibas. They were very responsive to all my emails and questions, Let me come and visit before my puppy was even born so I should check out the place and when Kuma was born I know they treated him with love because I have the most amazing well behaved Shiba! I get compliments all the time. Icewind keeps in contact with me and I send them pictures of Kuma from time to time. When we are ready for another I will not go to another place. They feel like family. We love our Shiba Kuma. He is a joy to be around.