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shiba inu dog!!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by serpentseye, May 11, 2010.


  1. serpentseye

    serpentseye PetForums Member

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    does anyone own/ever owned a shiba?
    they are so beautiful! wish i could have one...
    but £900 was just too much:(:(:(
     
  2. raindog

    raindog PetForums Senior

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    We've had Shibas for years. They make an ideal companion for our Siberian Huskies and, unlike the huskies, they have a guarding instinct.
    This is our current Shiba - Missy, with some of the gang

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    Mick
     
  3. cat43

    cat43 PetForums Member

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    not had one yet, but seen plenty , and yes they are gorgeous.
    am planning to downsize to shibas if and when i get too old and feeble to handle the akitas lol.
     
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    There used to be a 12 week old shiba pup come to our ringcraft.... They are such cute puppies... and I mean really really cute :001_wub:
     
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    love_my_pets PetForums Member

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    Raindog

    Your dogs are GORGEOUS!!! OMGosh they are stunning! I love them!!! :001_wub:
     
  6. JimJamz

    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    :D I was thinking exactly the same. They're great dogs.
     
  7. SpringerHusky

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    Mick, I never knew you had a shiba, she's stunnign and fits in nicly, what a pretty girl :thumbup:

    I would love a shiba, i've been told they are very cat like but then i'm sure my malamute maya is cat like in her nature so a cat like dog is fine by me. You don't see shiba's about to often, I know two who have come form america and that's abut it.
     
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    I'd love to know where people get those collars with the little bit of a chain at the front?? I cannot see them anywhere around here and would like one!! Do they give better control when walking??

    Sorry to disturb the thread and your dogs are all very gorgeous!!
     
  9. alrhios

    alrhios PetForums Junior

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    I have read books about shibas and it says they are difficult to train, don't often listen to you, cant be let off a lead, cant be left to run in the garden alone as they will escape.... it goes on and on! Are they really as bad as all that or is it just they need more time on training, I was going to get one, but we live where we have lots if space not a tiny garden with a 6' fence all around.
    Can I also ask advise on the coat? Someone told me they don't need a lot of grooming and only shed twice a year, someone else told me daily grooming and expect lots of fur!
    Thanks
     
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    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    Mick how many dogs do you have in total and how can you afford to keep them all? :scared:
    Im not being funny, id love to be ale to have a pack like yours :)
     
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    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    I love shiba's ridiculously cute. Mick your dogs are beautiful
     
  12. lianne86

    lianne86 PetForums Member

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    we went to see the shibas at crufts!!! we are in love with them soooo much!!!! i hope to have one one day after i complete my pack of klee kais!!
     
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    alaun PetForums VIP

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    There is one just down the road from us, absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    vixtory PetForums Member

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    mick, your dogs are stunning... it must cost you a fortune to feed them all though lol! They really are beautifull dogs xx
     
  15. raindog

    raindog PetForums Senior

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    Thank you! - actually it doesn't cost as much as you might think. Siberian Huskies have an amazingly efficient metabolism and don't need as much food as other breeds the same size.
    Our Leonberger, on the other hand, eats about 4/5 times as much as one of the sibes.

    Mick
     
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    thats a chain-loop martingale collar, with a buckle - the tab sticking-out from the buckle is just visible to the left of the chain, sticking out of her ruff.
    i don;t like them, myself - i prefer all-fabric martingales, as the chain-loop can snag hair + pull it painfully, or pinch skin/ditto, as it draws up when the leash is tightened or the dog pulls on the collar.
    How a Martingale Collar Works

    martingales should be sized by the dogs WEIGHT + size -
    2-inches wide on Giants, to 1/2-inch wide on toy-dogs; the width should be wider than any cervical vertebra on a dog of that size, to preclude the collar slipping-between + putting pressure on the spinal-cord, and also to spread any pressure safely over the trachea in the front.

    yes, they do help with pulling - but in TEACHING not to pull;
    they are not a management tool, they are a teaching-tool.
    leash-free training:
    YouTube - Choose to Heel

    cheers,
    --- terry
     
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    yes, they are independent; yes, they require LOTS of training;
    they are like all Nordics, prone to take off One-Way;
    they are often predatory (cats, birds, bunnies...);
    they can climb, jump, etc, as well as dig under fences;

    they shed HEAVILY spring + fall, but are normally tight in between - except for bitches,
    who shed when they come into heat as well -
    spayed-Fs do not (and as we all know, intact-Ms are in HEAT all the time :rolleyes: )

    they may be dog-aggessive or dog-reactive;
    Shibas can be very intolerant of strangers if not well and thoroughly and continually socialized -
    which is also true of any other guarding breed, guard-cross, or LGD - livestock-guarding breed - LGDs do not herd, they protect.

    part of their guarding-instinct can appear as RG, resource-guarding: food, bones, bowl, fave-toy, personal-space, SELF (body - a handling issue).

    that said, they are clean, grooming themselves frequently like cats;
    like other native-Asian breeds they are easily housetrained;
    they are not extremely active re exercise demands, they love a run but they are not insane without it.
    they tolerate heat, but heat AND humidity is hard on any dog -
    they prefer snowy climates for the snow-fun, but can cope with snow-free temperate climes.
    *tropical* however is not their thing.

    *serpenteye, didn;t U ask about getting a Shiba to **help fix the behavior problems in Ur Springer?**
    springers are WAY-more trainable than Shibas. if a Springer or Springer-X is a challenge for U, then U are not up
    to Shiba-standards, IMO.

    cute is fine; appropriate is completely separate, IME as a trainer.
    a dog who may bite the Fed-Ex driver or postie is not easy.

    cheers,
    --- terry
     
  18. alrhios

    alrhios PetForums Junior

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    Thanks terry for all that info.
     
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