I like this, this is what I used when deciding to get a Shiba I researched on everything under the sun on how to handle an aggressive, territorial, resource guarding, non food motivated kinda dog, I thought these may be the worse traits ever; however, when I got her she was nervous, cautious and fearful something you would ever expected from a "free spirited, bold, canine sociopath".Karala wrote: ↑Feb 11th, 2017 1:04 amI meet so many people with dogs, especially with the types of traits exhibited in a Shiba, where the owner wants their dog to be "more obedient" or "less aggressive" etc... it's like, why did you get this breed again? You can't train these traits away. It is essential to go in expecting every potential negative and make sure you want and/or can handle those traits in your dog.
On a side note... If this breed is not recommended for first time owner, wouldn't rescuing one be worse without previous knowledge of handling or quirks??
Having one myself I can't imagine someone rescuing and getting slapped in the face with little big dog, the scream and their stubbornness lol
Anyways, I believe the question Why a Shiba Inu? should've been asked lol and just checking on YouTube there are quite a bit of video's answering this, with their own varying reasons. I can say with my 4yr old Shiba: they are super healthy, intelligent, very clean, independent and a year round dog with the OMFG shedding.