In 2009, I conducted a Shiba Survey.
The purpose of this survey was to get an in-depth understanding of shiba characteristics. I hope these results are helpful for current shiba owners, as well as those who are considering and researching the breed.
How might these results be more informative than other sources (like Wikipedia, AKC, and the National Shiba Club)? Well, for example, a number of resources say that the shiba is very fastidious, loves to be clean, and is very easy to housebreak. But what does "very easy to housebreak" exactly mean? The results of this shiba survey reveals that "very easy to housebreak" means that 51% of shibas that were gotten as puppies were potty trained in less than 2 weeks.
Click here for the full set of results: