Initial agility, which I wrote about in the previous article, is mainly based on the sense of smell, hearing, and sight.
And the sense of starting to act through intrinsic and extrinsic senses, such as intellectual and instinctive abilities, is a very important matter for the Shiba Inu.
A dog that does not have acute senses will not develop agility in its movements. Agility is important in hunting. So a trained body and physical ability are very important things for the Shiba Inu.
Bloodline is a very important factor for this, but it also has a drawback: the standard Shiba Inu won’t get used to people outside the family.
They are not very sociable and can be stubborn. Although they are brave, they are quick to fight, have hunting instincts, and have strong homing tendencies, so they have both strengths and weaknesses.
The primitiveness and wildness of the Shiba Inu's spirit is something to be cherished.
"The award history of a dog indicates that the dog is close to the standard, but it does not guarantee anything more. It is the dog's children who guarantee it."