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Dana R.


Methuen, MA

Member since:

March 5, 2012

Do you have a favorite dog park, walk or other venue for your Shiba?

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Are you a first-time Shiba owner? Dog Owner? Whatever possessed you to get a Shiba??

First time Shiba owner, and I would say first time dog owner. Had an old dog when I was little, but he passed away before I really understand the concepts of dog ownership- but I've wanted another one ever since. I actually did an 'online' quiz and the Shiba was one of the top matches based on my responses. After doing a lot more reading on the breed I was definitely intrigued enough to want one. My husband and I went to meet a breeder and some her dogs and we absolutely fell in love. While it's been a learning experience I can honestly say I could never image having a different type of breed. I laugh at Kenji's personality at least once a day.

What's your Shiba's favorite toy? Activity? Food?

Probably his 'tuff' stuffed cow- #1 or 2. For being 'hard to destroy' he sure destroyed the 1st was pretty quickly- all stuffing removed, feet ripped off, head split open- you get the idea. We bought #2 to replace the first, but he still loves the original. At this point, #2 is starting to resemble the original, haha. Kenji's favorite activity is walking and sniffing for ridiculously long times- I think he's trying to teach me patience. That and watching all the squirrels & cats around our house and attempting to be friends with them. He's not so into the 'chase and kill' as most shibas seem to be. We feed 'Purina' lamb & rice, which his breeder recommended. But he can hear the deli meat packages being pulled from the fridge from the other side of the house and be sitting quietly at my feet before I can even close the fridge door.


My name is Dana and I have a 3 year old male, black & tan Shiba named Kenji.

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