Here’s one (this is for Inubaka), a Cream Shiba Inu therapy dog.
I think most Shibas will find therapy work a bit taxing and not really their style, but that is certainly not to say that there are not Shibas who will enjoy and excell at therapy work. I think good breeding also has a lot to do with it as most are aware that temperament and steady nerves are inherited. I see so many good things in Shibas, not just mine, that I can’t help but to applaud quietly whenever I see one “working” outside the box and taking on a non traditional role for the breed, like Flyball and Pet Therapy.
Farrah is about 10 months old in this photo. She was doing her 4th nursing home visit and you can tell by her blurry wagging tail, that she is quite thrilled to meet people where ever she goes. Who knows, maybe some day when she is a big girl she can join the ranks of other non-traditional Shibas and become a real therapy dog 🙂