Shiba Inu Question

I just got a shiba inu puppy and wanted to know if i could bring her swimming with me.


I just got a shiba inu puppy and wanted to know if i could bring her swimming with me.

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 11/15/2011 11:52:49 AM
I heard that if you give shibas a bath, their natural waterproof coat goes away, but I'm not sure with swimming, because swimming is basically the same thing. When I say their coat goes away, I don't really mean that it falls off.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/16/2011 7:04:33 AM


Most shibas will refuse to get in water. Mine will sit near the pool, but hates to get splashed and will absolutely freak if he thinks he's being pulled to the steps. But I have heard that there are shibas that enjoy swimming. Since your shiba is a puppy, if you take her in now then she might enjoy it, so you should give it a try.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/27/2011 6:40:30 AM


We've owned three different Shiba Inus. I've bathed them and the water still "repels" off of their coat. The only concern I would have is with their ears and making sure all of the water is removed. Other than that I see no reason why they can't enjoy the water.
    Answered by scrappnjost@gmail.com - 11/28/2011 3:44:07 PM


Most Shiba's hate water & will actually even avoid puddles if possible. Mine will go in to water up to her knees and no further or she'll freak out.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/1/2011 2:09:04 PM