My eleven year old labrador just passed and I can't even describe the heartache. I couldn't...
My eleven year old labrador just passed and I can't even describe the heartache. I couldn't possibly get another lab, but I can't picture my life without a dog either. I've fallen in love with the shiba and have researched them for months, but I am still left with one question/concern:
How affectionate are shibas? My lab was a true velcro dog, loving constant affection, petting, and playing. He couldn't get enough cuddles and kisses.
I know shibas are a much more independent breed, but would a male shiba still be capable of that same deep attachment and high level of affection that I've enjoyed from my lab?