hey I have 2 my mom and dad have 1 and my sister had 1 as well, black and tan all they way, but really find a good breeder, and make sure you want one, you can never let them off lead, they willnot come when you call, unless food in involed, and that is only inside. They can be unperdictable with dogs of the same sex and that goes for all dogs they will not back down from a big dog. And some will kill small animals, not all but some, mine don't my parents does. They don't bark alot, and females will yodel, males rarely do, though. Any more q's about them ask me. Mine are 10 and 9 years old right now.
Okay thanks everyone again! I think I'm ready for a Shiba but I'll wait for summer break to be with him/her for quite a while! I'll also get to learn some more! I also think I will get a red/orange one. Thanks ruffian! I'll ask you if I need help with anything!
Thanks! I'm really responsible and I have tons of time in my hands! Even my teacher says I'm her best student! I've been doing research since I was 10 (I'm 11 now)! I think I could be a good owner and I am prepared for anything. They're unpredictable but yet again, so am I! I do research every couple of days but I know the majority of the things websites/books know so I really hope I'm going to be a good owner! My mom is considering getting one for me since I'm the smartest kid in my class and I'm lazy so she wants me to do some exercise by walking a dog and playing with it. She wanted me to get a dog good for an apartment and Shiba was the first thing that came into my mind but I had no idea if they were good for Apts.
In reference to the link that was posted by one of the members....greyhounds are great apartment dogs. I have one in our apartment and he does fine. We walk him frequently enough that it doesn't really matter. They are major couch potatoes anyway.
I would consider a Grey Hound but My cousin hates big dogs and she'd never get out of her room! She's alright with Shiba since they're pretty small but she'd go insane with a grey hound. Btw, we live together w/ our families!
If you are looking for a cat, get a shiba! They are not obedient or out to please thier 'masters'! That being said they are funny and can be pretty neat. Some are aloof with strangers and some are a little dog aggressive! Take a look at:
Thanks for the website I've read it before but thanks anyways! I almost forgot all about it! Also, I have tons of room in/out of the apartment. We have 2+ parks/fields the size of football stadiums! I think the activeness is covered though thanks for woorying! Lol!
anyways. i have a shiba too. if you've done all you're research, you will know:
they suck at recall. they don't follow you around. they are not the happiest to be around you, in general, but it depends on the actual dog. they will not come running happily to sit on your lap to be pet for hours. they only listen to you less than half the time. they shed like mad, you will eat more than your share of dog fur. they WILL ignore you. they will run away if they get a chance.
i know they are dead cute, but half of that gets thrown out the window when you experience them for real.
i love my dog really, but when i think of an 11 year old kid, i mostly see something OTHER than a "primitive" breed.
Well I actually am 11 and I'm prettty sure I can take care of one. I don't mind about vacuuming and my mom says as long as I take care of it she won't mind all of that. Even though they may not come when I call, I'll be alright with it since I don't lose my temper easily. So thanks I've got tons of things to consider but I still have a month to make up my mind so I'll try to remember all of those tips!