The Shikoku

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  The origin of this breed dates back to medium sized dogs that existed in Japan in ancient times. The Shikoku is a breed of dog native from the island of Shikoku, Japan. It is also known by the names of Kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu dog or wolf. The Shikoku-Ken is believed that descends from Japanese wolf disappeared and began as a hunting dog breed, especially for mountain hunting wild boar and deer in Kochi Prefecture. For this reason this breed is also known as Kochi-ken. They are medium-sized dogs, strong, brave and very loving. His stature typically middle, between the large akita and the small Shiba and is characterized by its appearance like a wolf and its coat sesame. Japan Island

In 1937 it was declared a natural monument in Japan. His appearance resembles the Shiba Inu but larger. It was used for hunting wild boar and deer. 3 varieties are distinguished by race, Awa, the Hongawa, and Hata, according to the Shikoku region where they were bred. Dogs of the variety Hongawa are considered the most typical characteristics and retain the highest degree of purity to be the source region more remote and difficult to access.

These dogs are tough and sufficiently agile to run through the mountainous region. The Shikoku is a strong, lively with a sense of smell and acute hearing. He is energetic, a hunter always enthusiastic and very alert. It is a good pet for life in the field, since due to their hunting instincts need to burn large amounts of energy.

With its master it is docile and faithful, who tries to please at all times. They are intelligent dogs, fast learning, but that contrary to their Japanese relatives are not stubborn dogs or independent (the shikokus NOT are Shiba Inu). They are dogs that need large doses of exercise, are very active away from home, while at home they know be calm and quiet. Similar to the Shiba Inu is very important good socialization with other dogs, since they get along very well with people but they can be dominant with other dogs and if they are not taught may have aggressive reactions.


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