You’ve seen them online and they conjure up images of Japan, Dogecoin and family cuteness and you think you yourself ‘i gotta get me one of those freaking cool dogs…‘. If so please wait cause you may have just in one simple decision ruined you life, friendships, even your soul.
These small bundles-o-fun are smart, conniving and spend most of their day either thinking how they will manipulate you, or dreaming about how they are going to do it. Shiba Inus are not really dogs, least not like any type of dog you may have come across. They are one of if not the oldest breed of dog known to mankind and one of the closest genetically to a wolf of any dog breed. The only way I can describe them is they are a dog for someone who would prefer a cat, i dunno maybe you allergic to cats but would love one - get one of these! They are fiercely independent and anything you do if they decide to grace you with their presence will just look at what you’re doing and look very unimpressed and even perhaps shake their head in disapproval. Whatever you do they can do it better.
This is what my relationship with Lola, my Shiba Inu was like for the first three years, then we went through a period of begrudgingly putting up with other and a year after that she’s now decided that I’m her human. She screams in delight when I return home, when I get up; she is the most neurotic ‘person’ I’ve ever come across and now I love her to bits.
Before you get one here are seven things you ought to know:
If you still decide to go ahead and get one I definitely recommend you take them to puppy training and start as you mean to go on - else they will run circles around you. Good luck!