I'll be greeting my next Shikoku boy early 2022.
Meet Akihana no Ishizushi go
I think I'm going to call him "Calcifer" to match "Howl" (Haoru.) Like with my Kishu Ken, I wanted to stick to a theme for my Shikoku Ken, and since Haoru is already named and one of the kennels I look up to in this breed has an affection for literary works, I've chosen Dianna Wynne Jones characters for my theme.
My struggles early on with Kishu Ken have taught me to obtain my boys first. I was sent these images by his breeder. You may see him on my Shikoku page. This isn't to count my chickens before they hatch, but just because I'm just as excited as any pet owner might be to greet my new addition.
I'm casually looking for an Oregon or Washington co-owner for the boy that will come home with me, but I'd like to find the perfect fit for him. I prefer an active pet owner who is committed to training and engaging with their dog. He will stay in my home with the Kishu if I cannot find him his perfect co-owner.
Akihana in Finland still has girls available from his litter. If you are a home in Finland or the surrounding area, please contact Kennel Akihana no directly with your inquiries.
With this new update I'm sure many have noticed I've added the Shikoku Ken link and a new page for my co-own Shikoku Ken, Haoru, and my late pet boy, TK.
I've always wanted to have more Shikoku Ken in my home and with new Kishu breeders on the horizon, Nami aging, Fionna looking for a retirement home where she can be spoiled, and Sho leaving, I've made the decision to add a female Shikoku to my own pack. I am currently waiting for the prospective dam to go into season and be bred.
I'd already obtained an import Shikoku Ken male in 2020 after TK passed away. He was placed on a co-ownership in Virginia. You can see him on my page now if you go to Kennel -> Shikoku -> Haoru.
I am also currently looking for a co-own home for a Shikoku Ken import puppy (male) from one of my favorite stud dogs, Vega go Nidai Iwahori sou. He is a half-sibling to Haoru through Haoru's mother.
With any luck, I may be able to add Shikoku Ken to my litter plans by 2024-2025.
If my import girl doesn't work out for breeding, I can still have my lovely Shikoku pet and I'll still have two males on co-own for the future.
If you would like more information about this potential import co-own, please email me at email@example.com
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