I know there are a few Shiba enthusiasts on the forum and I was just wondering if this breed is prone to dimensia as they age. My first dog was a shiba and years before he passed he seemed to be pretty out of it mentally. He was get himself stuck in corners, have sorta of a blank stare, and most of the time didn't seem to know what was going on even though his eyes were perfectly fine and his hearing was so-so. Now I live with my cousins and the dog they inherited from there parents...a shiba as well. As he's gotten older he seems to be going through the same thing! He does have cataracts so his eyesight isn't great and hearing is going but he has no clue what's going on most of the time. The vet seemed to think he had alzheimers (can dogs have that?) I was wondering if the breed is prone to mental degredation or dimensia?