Shiba Inus: The Next Big Thing? (I hope not!)

Shiba Inus: The Next Big Thing?

It’s great to see a little more balanced overview of our breed!  I got this from Shiba Inu Spirit.

The only part I disagree with (in part) is this:

They’re Good with Children: Just ask our three-year-old niece. A sense of dread and fear struck us last Christmas when she grabbed Kody by the neck and proceeded to climb on his back for a “horsey ride.” While Kody shot us an expression of utter misery, he let her ride him, grab his ears and hug him without as much as snarling his lip.While Shibas sometimes have trouble interacting with other dogs, they are surprisingly gentle with children.

Well… While Shibas can be quite good with children, I wouldn’t advertise Shibas as a breed that a child could generally do this to.  But then again, I’m against allowing a child to EVER do this to a dog.  It can result in spinal and head injuries for the dog and a serious bite for the child.  I wouldn’t vouch for a kid’s chance with Tierce if it did this and I can’t vouch for the parent’s chance with me if they allowed it.

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  1. I totally agree! I have talked down a few passerby’s that wanted “a fox” for their kid saying that mine would never ever tolerate a child. But its not entirely true, our female is as gentle as they come around small children – and wildly playful with adults!

    I guess it went unsaid, since I don’t have children it didn’t even really occur to me, but respect and socialization should occur on both sides if someone is considering a shiba for their family and child.

    Good point!

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