Shikoku Inu

Shikoku Inu

The Shikoku Inu is another of Japan’s shika-inus (medium sized dogs), much like the Kai and Kishu. Like many other Japanese breeds, the Shikoku was bred for hunting. These are mountain dogs and are slightly smaller in stature than the Kai and Kishu. The Shikoku is also called the Kochi-Ken, after the Kochi prefecture.