The medium-sized Shikoku Ken is compact and muscular. The breed has a thick, powerful neck, curled tail, pricked ears, and a keen, alert appearance.
Group: Asian and Oceanian
Lifespan: 10–12 yr
Height: 17–22 in
Weight: 35–55 lb
An occasional bath and brushing are all the Shikoku Ken needs to stay clean. This breed's thick, fast-growing nails require regular trimming to avoid splitting, cracking, or becoming overgrown—which can be painful. Finally, all dogs benefit from a dental care routine that includes at-home teeth-brushing and professional dental cleanings.
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Shikoku Kens require moderate exercise—such as brisk walks, off-leash play, and games in fenced yards. Swimming, hiking, dog sports, and other high-intensity activities are also great options. And don't forget brain workouts! Hide-and-seek games and puzzle toys provide essential mental stimulation.
Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.