Helpful information on Shiba Inu personality
*Canine Eye Registration Foundation
*Wonderful link about dominance in Shibas and management..
*More shiba info, training, grooming,etc.
*Great links for buying a crate, toys, etc..
*Here is a great page on welping .
*This is a MUST READ article, it is very helpful. This web-site goes over diarrhea, Coccidia and Giardia.
*National Shiba Club Of America
*McKinley Kennel Club
Shiba Inu Traits: Is the SHIBA INU right for you????
If you want a dog that is:
*Cute and adorable from birth
*Cat like with it's grooming habits requiring few baths
*Independent and aloof but very loyal to his family
*Quiet, Most shibas don't bark much
*Alert, Bold and Confident
*Extremely smart and loves to learn
*Very curious about everything around him
*Lively and high spirited
*Small sized, athletic, strong with a "BIG DOG" personality, very healthy
Then the shiba might be for you.....
Now, if you DON'T want a dog that:
*Can not be let off leash unless in a secure fenced area
*Is cunning, manipulative, strong willed and dominant
*Does not like to be held, restrained
*Can be dominating to other animals
*Has strong prey instincts and chases small animals that run
*Can be possessive of his food and toys
* Has the tendency to bolt through open doors
*Has the ability to climb fences or dig under them
* Is double coated and sheds large amounts twice a year
*Is a breed that is not always tolerant of young children that pull on him
*Can emit a piercing "Shiba Scream" when unhappy or afraid
*Needs constant socialization with animals, people, sights and sounds
Then the shiba is not the right dog for you.
Remember that not all Shibas are alike, there is a difference between the girls and boys personalites....