We looked at Shiba Inus....but here they are a bit arrogant and tend to socialize with one owner....Mike is also concerned about the size.....I think most we've seen are mixes and therefore bigger...because the sites say Shiba Inus are not much more than 18 inches. These are still in our minds....or most of our minds.
Beagle - which keeps coming up as a match for us - and I know they piddle...so do I. ::snort::
American Hairless Terrier - so ugly he's cute and I'm drawn to him - but I appear to be in the minority.
Bedlington Terrier - OMW
Rasta dog - Mike was adamant this one is not for us. ::snort::
We've been trying to find one on base - they mostly seem to have "shiba mixes".....we started looking for breeders but then are not sure they will ship HERE.... and what IS the difference between a breeder and a puppy mill...how do we tell?
We're trying to decide if we "settle" for what we can find here, because 2 years after the loss of our Beatrix we are all finally ready to find a new dog to smother...really ready.....or do we wait until we are in the states and can buy a beagle..... Beatrix was a corgi/basset/something else mix according to vets.
It is NOT hard to leave Japan with a dog. Japan is rabies free. No one hassles you when you bring a dog from Japan to their country. It is HARDER to move to Japan with a dog...but now we fly directly from Seattle to Misawa and so even that is easier. Maybe we should look for a breeder in Seattle and see if I could hop over, pick up the dog and hop back the next week.....
The Sheba would be a bit of Japan to carry with us......but the hair and the arrogance...since most we see are older, the personality would be set....
Living all of life before the face of God...