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Helpful Links

Forums & Community

The Nihon Ken Forum Group


Sarah's Dogs

The Canine Information Library

Standards and Registration Information

Canadian Kennel Club

United Kennel Club

Fédération Cynologique Internationale/World Canine Organization

Nihonken Preservation Society
Founded in 1937 by the Japanese Education Ministry, the organization is dedicated to the preservation of all of the native Japanese breeds - Shiba Inu, Kishu, Shikoku, Hokkaido, Kai Ken and Akita)


Akashima Shikoku Kennel (Courtenay, BC Canada)

Airreyalis Shikoku and Belgian Malinois (California USA)

O'iKon Kennels (Ohio USA)

National Shikoku Club of America

Wikipedia - Shikoku Dog article

The Canine Information Library – Shikoku

The Shikoku Dog

Shikoku Information

Kai Ken

Classy Kennel (Sunfield, MI USA)

Wikipedia - Kai Ken article

Kai Ken: The Tora Inu ( an informative Kai blog)

Foods and Supplies

Champion Pet Foods (Orijen and Acana grain-free diets)

Pet supplies and more.

Excellent source for natural pet foods. Free shipping over $50.

Only Natural Pet Store


Health and Behavior

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Canine Genome Project

Canine Health Information Center

Veterinary Medical Database

Dog Star Daily


Lee Charles Kelley, "Changing the World, One Dog at a Time"


Akita: Treasure of Japan, Volume II

Japanese Dogs: Akita, Shiba and Other Breeds

The Puppy Primer, Patricia McConnell