Are Shikokus good dogs? They were highly valued by the Matagi (Japanese hunters) as a tracker of game, particularly wild boar. He is a medium-sized dog with well-balanced and well-developed, clean-cut muscles. He has pricked ears and a curled or sickle tail. His conformation is strong, well-boned, and compact.
What breeds of dogs come from Japan? There are 6 Japanese dog breeds that are called “Nihon-ken” and are treated as Japan’s national dog. The Nihon-ken include: Shiba Inu, Kishu Ken, Shikoku Ken, Hokkaido Ken, Kai Ken and Akita inu. (Akita Inu is the type of dog well-known as “Hachiko”!)
How much is a Shikoku dog? The Shikoku is still an incredibly rare breed outside of its native Japan, and the prices of puppies will reflect that. Breeders may be challenging to find in North America, but you should be prepared to pay at least $800. Many factors may bring that price up as well, some Shikoku dogs even going for as much as $5000.
Is the Japanese wolf still alive? The Japanese wolf is considered to be extinct as the last Japanese wolf was captured and killed at Washikaguchi of Higashiyoshino village in Honshu Nara Prefecture, Japan on January 23, 1905.