The Shikoku is the rarest and most primitive of the japanese breeds. It resembles a wolf, and legend has it that the breed has some wolf blood. This belief probably arose mainly from the dog’s appearance, and from the fact that the wolf is thought to have survived longer on the island of Shikoku (the place of this dog’s origin) than elsewhere in Japan. Read more about the history → Appearance A medium sized dog with well balanced and well developed clean muscles. It has pricked ears and a curled or sickle tail. Read more about the appearance → Read the FCI standard → Character Shikoku is a dog that is always on high alert, but no barker for no reason. They are on guard for their owner and family. They love to be cuddled ,are fast learners and their most precious capacity is their ability to adjust themselves to any situation.
A dog of marked endurance, keen in sense with a native feeling, energetic hunter, docile towards his master(by standard)