Shiba Inu Question

Are Shiba's good with children?


Are Shiba's good with children?

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 11/15/2011 1:53:32 PM
That depends on how much they've been socialized, and how children treat them. My male shiba was introduced to my three nieces (ages 3, 9 and 10), and my neighbors' sons (ages 4, 7 and 13) when he was 8 weeks old. They were gentle with him and gave him a little treat and he's loved children ever since. Every time we pass families on our walks he gets so excited to say hello and get petted that his whole body wiggles. He can play a little rough though, and a hyper, playful child is going to bring out the same in him. And if the child doesn't respect my shiba's boundaries when he backs off, or they try to pick him up, or tug his tail, etc. he won't put up with it for very long before he growls and snaps.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/27/2011 6:32:08 AM


My shiba loves kids! In fact I think she likes kids better than adults because they play with her more!
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/1/2011 2:03:33 PM


Shiba's are good with children becausse they love to play, just like pups! But I heard dogs are not good with ault male.
    Answered by juneka - 1/16/2012 12:17:19 PM


I know very well that the male shiba does not like adult males. Most of them. Love me and my boyfriend but takes lots of time for him to open up to other males.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/24/2012 2:18:58 PM


Yes! My shiba male loves my 2 year old daughter. He often tries to play with her, although my daughter is not always open to his advances (such as playing tug-of-war with her stuffed toys...she definitely isn't up for that.) He is extremely tolerant of her if she grabs him too hard, and has never growled or shown any anger no matter how hard she grabs. He gets excited when I go to bring her out of her room from her nap, and is happy to see her. He can be a bit too exuberant at times, and I have to watch him when he is excited because he can knock her over. Sometimes he can be too eager to play. My daughter doesn't always welcome his attention but he will persistantly bug her to play, which annoys her. Other than that he is great with my daughter.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/25/2012 4:32:18 AM