My partner and I are thinking of adding a Shiba Inu puppy to our family.
I feel as though the breed might not be suitable for our lifestyle and stage of family life. We currently have an almost 4 year old with aspiration to have more kids. We also have a deaf papillon x who is 2 1/2. We have a large back yard with high fences. Both of us work full time.
My concerns are primarily, the safety of the kids and secondly, my deaf papillon who cant hear the warning growls of other dogs. Finally the exercise requirements of a shiba inu.
My partners view is that it depends on how the pup is raised and i agree with this however believe instinct and genetics also plays a huge role in the temperament of any breed.
I would love to have some feedback from people who have kept this breed or know of someone who has - please tell me your thoughts!!