The Shikoku is an ancient breed originating on the Japanese island of Shikoku. They were bred for hunting deer and wild boar. Like the Shiba and the Akita, the Shikoku is a Japanese national treasure. In 1937 they were registered in the official list of natural monuments. There are only about 300 Shikokus in Japan and virtually none elsewhere, making this dog the rarest of the Japanese breed.
We currently do not have Shikoku breeders listed with CADF.
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