I've decided to bring a dog into my family. I have always wanted a pomeranian because of their cuteness, but upon researching breeds I have totally fallen in love with the Shiba Inu. I have never owned a dog before, but many of my relatives have dogs and I've taken care of dogs many times before. I have been doing a lot of research into what dogs need etc., but of course still have many questions. Does anyone here have a Shiba Inu? If so, can you tell me a little about your experience with him/her? I would like to know more about their temperament with people, children, and other dogs, training issues, and energy levels. I also wonder about nutrition. Many people in my family usually cook for their dogs and don't buy prepackaged food--but the ones who do this do not have this breed. Will the vet be able to assist me in working out the needs of the dog in regards to nutrition as I also intend to cook for the dog?