Shiba Inu Question

I want a new dog, but I have not had a lot of experience with dogs. Would the Shiba Inu be good...


I want a new dog, but I have not had a lot of experience with dogs. Would the Shiba Inu be good for me?

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 7/18/2012 10:40:01 AM
We picked a Shiba for a new puppy when our Min Pin passed away because we like an independent, smart and willful dog. If you are ready to put the time in with a puppy / dog the Shiba is a great choice. If you want an easier breed this would not be your choice. IMHO I have spent a great deal of time socializing him and training him so he is developing into a wonderful dog, but again it is a lot of work and you must start the training immediately.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/2/2012 11:23:27 AM


YES! Try to get a puppy, and take "Puppy Obedience Class" verh early. We got our wonderful Shiba at 8 weeks, and started group puppy training at 10 weeks. These dogs are very, very smart, athletic, and fearless. Although they are strongly attached to their owners, they are not lap dogs. They want to take walks, play, ride along. They are very independent, which is good if you're working, but you need to assert yourself early. They potty train easily, learn commands quickly, and develop a huge vocabulary if you spend time with them. If you want a fluffy, cuddly, not too bright dog, don't get a Shiba. If you want a smart, sweet, strong, loyal, unique looking dog who gets attention wherever you go, who wants to be part of the family but sometimes needs space, get a Shiba! We LOVE our Shiba girl.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/26/2012 12:09:51 AM