I thought about driving to Ft Collins to get a shiba from a rescue there, but the descriptions turned me off. They were all like, "this dog will not come in your house, will fight with other dogs, even its mother, and hates children". So, I adopted a boxer/whippet mix instead. Shibas are cute dogs, though.
Yellow labs all the way fellas. Sadly, mine is turning into a pseudo -blind and -deaf doormat.
Weird thing is that, when I was about 10 (when we got her), I thought that it would be easier to see her age while I was in college; I'd be "far away," and not have to deal with her when she starts getting to "that age." Then I saw parts of the movie My Dog Skip.