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Shiba inu

December 2nd, 2006, 05:57 PM
Are there any other shiba inu people on the forum, I have a question I would like to ask you.

December 4th, 2006, 09:53 PM
I don't own one but did shiba rescue for many years and might be able to answer a question or two! :D

December 4th, 2006, 09:59 PM
i dont know much about them but i love them so photos please.

December 5th, 2006, 07:14 PM
My male shiba has a very thick double coat at this time of year.
But my females coat is not nearly as thick, I have not noticed this happen in past years.
I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this with there dogs.:confused:

December 5th, 2006, 09:59 PM
My shiba is a rare anomally ( AKA a flaw) and has a long coat. She's got a quite thick under coat tho. She sheds alot tho.

December 5th, 2006, 10:07 PM
She is gorgeous, Both mine shed a lot too but shani's coat just has'nt grown back the same this year.

December 5th, 2006, 10:23 PM
Grown back in from a major shed, or grown back in the same from being cut down?

December 6th, 2006, 06:45 AM
My shiba is a rare anomally ( AKA a flaw) and has a long coat. She's got a quite thick under coat tho. She sheds alot tho.

I see no flaws...she's a sweetie.

December 6th, 2006, 08:29 AM
My Samoyed's coat will come in a lot thinner if the weather is too warm. Even in winter... if it's not -40... her coat can be half of what it should be. The fact that she's older and spends most of her life indoors also affects that. Is the weather where you are warmer? I cna't really use my Shiba as a comparison since she's just a year old. She was fat and fluffy this time last year!

December 6th, 2006, 09:23 AM
What a cutie, those pics make me want a b/t I have a red and a cream.
This is after a major shed.
They spend most of there time indoors been way too cold to stay outdoors
minus 30s and 40s last week, warmer this week. deep snow too.

December 6th, 2006, 04:49 PM
oh i love shiba inus.... you guys should all send me pics on a weekly basis so i can get my fix. they are all so cute....:cloud9: ill have one one day

December 6th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Where in Alberta are you Normag? I'm in Leduc. Shiba's are cute... but she's got quite the attitude compared to my old girl. Maybe my Samoyed's just too old for me to remember if she was this bratty.

December 7th, 2006, 06:57 PM
Im in Edmonton so we have the same weather.

December 12th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Here's some pictures of my Suki. She's eight years old. Suki a typical Shiba; she screams, can be stubborn, but I wouldn't trade her in for the world! She's VERY affectionate, and Hamish and her (the Scottie) are inseperable. ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

December 14th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Hi to Everyone. Normag, I have seen some changes in my female Shiba's coat this year, too, and joined the forum tonight to see if I can find some help. This last sping and again this fall when she should be shedding coat and/or adding coat, she has been scratching her coat out on her sides and belly. It lasted about 2 months in the spring. It's like as the coat is growing in, it is driving her crazy with itching. I changed her food in the spring as the only thing I came up with was a food allergy. This fall I am seeing some flaky skin in her coat, but not where she is scratching. Does anyone have any ideas? I have treated for hotspots, flea allergies (though she doesn't have any), added oil to her food, tried herbal and oatmeal baths... I'm at a loss and want to help her. Any help is appreciated.

December 14th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Every late summer, my Suki goes through the similar problem. She would itch, itch, itch, lick, lick, lick. My vet said she has seasonal allergies and gave me a list of antihistamines that could help her. Benadryl was one, but I didn't like how drowsy it made her. I have found Loratadine (brand name Claritin) works really well for her.

December 16th, 2006, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the info. I have given my dog Benadryl before, during severe thunderstorms, but not for this. I will give it (or Claritin) a try. I appreciate your message.:fingerscr

December 18th, 2006, 08:50 PM
I can't with shiba's but in eskies the males do have thicker fuller coats than the females, check out the breed standards it may indicate there if the same is true with shiba's

January 4th, 2007, 03:23 PM
I've never saw a Shiba Inu before. They are beautiful dogs. They look similar to a husky.

February 11th, 2007, 02:40 AM
Hi all shiba lovers! I got a make Shiba, he is 2 yrs old. This is my dog:

February 11th, 2007, 07:37 AM
Since someone else bumped this Shiba thread I thought it only proper to add my 2 er 3 I guess to it :) .

And my parents Shiba, Bear;

February 14th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Your shiba's are georgeous, I have a red and a white/cream I am waiting for
a b/t the breeder reckons it will be an April birth, I cant wait.

February 15th, 2007, 12:55 AM
hey I live a few hours north of you apparently, where did you get your Shibas from?

February 17th, 2007, 02:18 PM
The two I have now I got from a breeder in Wetaskiwin, she is no longer there
the breeder my new puppy is coming from is in Sherwood Park.

February 17th, 2007, 08:28 PM
I got ruffian from a breeder in Beaverlodge, and we got tonka, and bear from a breeder in carvel corner.