i work with animals and one day a couple came in, giddy and excited to learn about puppy-rearing. i asked them what breed, and when they told me it was a shiba, and their first dog no less, i couldn’t fake excitement for them and the amusement showed on my face. i gave them all the warnings and pointed them to a LITERAL shiba support group. over the next year i watched them come in, literally looking dead inside lol. they ended up breaking up and rehoming the dog. shibas are possibly the worst breed. smart and cute but terrible terrible dogs to raise.