3. Aloof and intelligent

Shiba Inus generally have a bold yet reserved nature. They tend to be friendly and affectionate towards their family members, including children, yet still, have an independent streak. Most are more reserved towards unfamiliar people and other dogs. Owners tend to describe them as opinionated and vocal. They're known for the "Shiba scream," a high-pitched vocalization that they make when they're unhappy about something.

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