Shibas are known to be an independent breed, though some are known to be affectionate. Marou can be the biggest cuddlebug i've ever met. He can't stand to be without josie or myself around for even a minute, and if we are in separate rooms, he will run back and forth to check on both of us.
His favorite spots to nap are all right next to Josie and I, and a lot of them are on us. He loves to cuddle up next to Josie when she lays down, and as a puppy he would lay on top of us to nap or just to relax.
We have no idea why he is so cuddly, but we wouldn't change it for anything.
Maybe he's the 1 in a million.