The Shikoku Ken  is a primitive hunting dog from the Japanese island of Shikoku. Bred to hunt deer and boar in remote areas of the Shikoku mountains, this tenacious and agile dog thrives with plenty of activity.  When indoors, the Shikoku displays the calm reserve characteristic of the Japanese breeds.  They have a strong sense of loyalty and will form a close bond with their family. 

Akitsu Shikoku Sou is a NIPPO registered kennel focused on raising puppies in a home environment. Our dogs are primarily located on Sanibel, an island off the Gulf Coast of Florida. We also spend time at Dragonfly Brook Farm in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, where our dogs love to run. We are dedicated to the preservation of this rare and beautiful breed. Read more.

Mika had 2 girls and 3 boys on April 29, 2022!

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Upcoming Litters:     Fall 2022 ~ Kiko x Hiro?     Fall 2023 ~ Mika x Kota?

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