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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody own, or has owned a shiba inu? What is their temperant like?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 05:41 PM
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Here is a good article on them that i found online.
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http://ezinearticles.com/?Shiba-Inu-...Bad&id=1453712

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I have never had one, but I think they are gorgeous dogs!


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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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They are lovely... like little foxes! Thanks for the link clairebee
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They seem fairly intelligent and a little sneaky - I think I like that though!
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in my experience they are not lovable, or very affectionate at all. The would rather set across the room and watch you, then be on the sofa with you getting stroked.

They have a "whats in it for ME" attitude.


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They should also be very "one person" like.
They don't care much for others than their owner, an usually prefer one owner more that the other, if one than more has the dog.

But very cute doge. Especially the pups, you just want to play with them all day long ^_^

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Hmmm I havn't heard that before... thanks for the advice!
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 11:10 AM
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Before I got my papillon, Shiba Inus where one of the breeds we where researching. I think they are beatiful dogs but we decided against getting one at this time for a couple of reasons.

First of all, they where originally breed to hunt small game. Because of this, I wouldn't trust them around small pets. I have 3 rabbits and live in an apartment and didn't think that adding a dog with instincts to hunt small animals would be a very good idea. Also, they can be vocal. Ever hear of the "shiba scream"? Yeah, I didn't think that the other tenents in the apartment would appreciate that very much. Also talking to people who own them I learned that they arn't always good with children, and arn't always good with other dogs. They are independent and often described as "cat like".

So yeah, I think they are awesome dogs but you should really do a lot of research before you decide to get one and decide if they are really the right breed for you. And if you get one, make sure you socialize it well as a puppy so hopefully you can avoid some of the problems that other people seem to have with them around strangers and other dogs.


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In my experience they are very aloof and do not like most people other than their owners. It's definitely a breed that I would not recommend to inexperienced dog owners or to people who have not done extensive research. They can be great dogs but I feel that someone should really know what he/she is getting into and how to properly train/socialize a shiba.

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I have a rabbit too. This has been an eye opener. Thanks guys!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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On second thoughts, can people discuss dogs with a loyal temper!? My dad has boarder collies they're very obedient but are outdoorsy types. I don't mind the exercise, but collies are loners too in a way.
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Well what else are you looking for in a dog? Do you want them to have a lot of energy and be active or be kind of lower key? How big of a dog do you want? You must want one that's okay with small animals since you have a rabbit as well? Maybe if you list some of your requirements people could give you some breed suggestions.

And don't rule out your local shelter. Shelters usually have some amazing dogs and you will be able to meet with them to see their personalities and hopefully find one that is right for you.


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I have met two Shibas in my life.Cute little dogs,but as everyone else said,they are pretty independent dogs.From what I know,they are not very cuddly either.


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On second thoughts, can people discuss dogs with a loyal temper!? My dad has boarder collies they're very obedient but are outdoorsy types. I don't mind the exercise, but collies are loners too in a way.

There are many breeds out there.
Do you want a large or small breed? Do you want an active dog or couch potato? Are you willing to do alot of grooming?




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Try a shelter for a mixed breed, and get a little bit of everything! you never know you might find your perfect dog! breed or non breed

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