Many people first became familiar with the Shiba Inu from that 'Doge' meme that was everywhere for a while (very Shiba, much soft. Wow), but these lovable, eccentric Spitz dogs are actually a very old breed, that has developed quite independently from other common breeds of today.
It is this that makes them seem so 'weird.' They are incredibly intelligent dogs that like to keep themselves fastidiously clean, and they have also learned to use their paws much more often than other breeds. In many ways they act more like a cat than a dog! This goes for their personality too, while they like having humans around, they don't necessarily want or need your attention. You have gotta earn the respect of a Shiba!
Sounds like the perfect pet for someone who can't decide between a cat and a dog, right? Just make sure you keep your Shiba stimulated and well exercised, they can become quite destructive when bored. So while they are adorably cute, bright and funny, Shibas are not for everyone, be sure you know what you are doing before you get one!
In the meantime, we here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of Shiba Inus doing what they do best, being hilariously funny. Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Here Come The Ears
Please, Tell Me More
Shiba Inu Maru Loves To Sleep, Especially With His Little Stuffed Polar Bear Toy
Oh My God He's Looking Straight At The Camera With Crossed Paws This Is The Best Photo I've Taken
Hello Sir, How May I Help You?
She Is Not Looking At A Fly... She's Looking At Us! This Is Scout's Own And Very Unique Way Of Telling Us That She Needs To Go Out
Someone Put This Sign Up On The Campus Notice Board And It Made My Entire Day
Just Hangin’ Out Here... Stuck? No Way
The Cutest Thing To Come Home To
I Can Do This
Very, Very Angry Shiba
Uni-Chan Is A 7-Year-Old Shiba Inu Who Loves Swings
I'm Tired Of This "Couple's Yoga" Thing Karen
My Puppy Gave His Mom A Hug
She Looked So Pleased With Herself, Until I Decided To Have Some Fun
Before And After I Eat
Adventure Shibe Reporting For Duty
Shiba Sticking Their Heads Out Of The Wall And Waiting To Be Noticed
When Someone Forces You To Go Out And You Actually Have Fun
Much Fighting, Very Combat
The Look On His Face
Screen Captures That Perfectly Depict Yoshi's Derpy Yet Nutty Personality
"No, I'm Not Standing On Anyone"
Like A Boss
Oh You Thought I Was A Bunny? Bamboozled!
"Just Act Normal"
Draw Me Like One Of Your Shibas
This Week On Shiba Ball Z...
Tickling A Shiba Inu
So... My Doge Is Really Into Painting
It's A Living
When You High AF And You Try Eating A Burger Like This
Two Sides Of The Same Breed
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