I have 2 little girls and added a male shiba inu puppy to the mix! I was told by a breeder that males are more tolerable with young children. I have to say he is pretty amazing with my children and its great to watch them all play. However my kids do respect him and treat him fairly and not like a toy! He does not like to be mistreated in any way and will groul or yelp if he feels treatend! He has great tolerance with them, and has never hurt my girls. Our shiba inu has become a member of our family and loves everyones attention. Its all about trust, patience, and respect. These dogs are super intelligent, they will take their time feeling people out before they trust you! Once you earn their love the bond that he forms with your family is unbreakable. Our shiba is always at our kids every step and is a great little watchdog, play partner, and campanion to our children. I would not trade him for anything.
Answered by Anonymous - 7/14/2012 10:29:22 PM