Listed below are breed related articles and links of interest.

Some of the following articles and documents are in Adobe PDF  format, if you do not have Adobe Reader, please use the link to the right to download it for free.


Shikoku Colours: Often people are confused about what exactly "sesame" as a colour is. Well here are examples of the common Shikoku coat colours.

The following is a column entitled "Dare to be Rare" written by Dawne Deeley.  Dawne has shown purebred dogs for nearly three decades, and breeds Norwegian Buhunds and Karelian Bear Dogs under the TsarShadow prefix. In 2005, Dawne was decorated by the President of Finland for her work in dog breeding and international canine journalism. A regular contributor to Dogs in Canada, she has also written for Dog World and Dogs in Review. She lives in British Columbia.  The following article is reprinted with permission of the author as well as Canadian Dog Digest magazine in which the article appeared in the July 2008 issue.  





Links of Interest

a forum dedicated to the preservation and education of the Nihon Ken (The Japanese Dog) breeds and standards.

"Dogs and People" a power point presentation
"Oodles of Doodles"  informative article on "designer" breed versus purebred
 Applesauce Oat Cookie Treats


Shikoku Canada Releases Judging Information on CD 

Shikoku Canada recently completed production of a short “Power Point” presentation entitled Introducing the Newest Member of the Hound Group: The Shikoku: A National Monument of Japan.

This CD provides background information about Shikoku dogs as well as a copy of the FCI and Canadian Kennel Club Shikoku Breed Standard. The CD is intended for Judges and Dog Fanciers interested in a more in-depth knowledge of the breed. Interpretation of the standard and pictures showing common faults are included on the CD.

The CD is a compilation of information sourced from interviews with and information submitted by Mr. Kadota Chief Judge of the Nihon Ken Hozonkai (Nippo) Club, Mr. Kan (breeder) Ehime-Ken (Shikoku Island) Japan, Chieko Sugiyama (breeder) Madrid Spain and Katja Weber of Akashima Shiba Inu & Shikoku Kennels.

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