Shika Inus

The Shika Inus is the term that is used to describe medium size Japanese dogs. Dogs that fall into this category are the Kishu, the Kai dog and the Shikoku. Similar in appearance, these dogs slightly differ in size and some fine points. The Shika Inus dogs were used as hunting dogs of wild boar, deer and other small and medium game but with decline in professional hunting, these dogs have been adopted as family pets and guard dogs.

These dogs are smaller than Akita Inus and larger than Shiba Inus. They are all spitz type dogs with erect ears, wolf-like appearance and medium size bodies. Their average height ranges from 17 to 22 inches and weighs around 30-60 lbs.

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