The Shikoku Ken “Shinrin-Yoku Sou” Kennel is born from love and passion for the SHIKOKU breed.
The Shikoku is a dog of Japanese origin, specifically from the mountainous district of Kochi on the island of Shikoku.
It is a bit ‘bigger than a Shiba Inu, but has more resemblance to a wolf. The thing that differentiates this breed from the Shiba-Inu is that it is much less “detached” and much more attentive to what is going on around it.
It is a very rare breed … even in Japan, they number only 6000/7000 with only 200/300 new registrations of puppies each year.
In Japan, due to its intelligence and limitless energy, this breed was typically used for hunting wild boar; even today, it is used for this purpose but this dog is increasingly valued as a companion provided that you ensure it receives adequate exercise.
In Japan, the breed is considered a National Monument.