El Shikoku, Estandard

Standar FCI N° 319 / 16.06.1999 / E

A medium-sized dog with well balanced and well developed clean cut muscles. It has pricked ears and a curled or sickle tail. Conformation : strong, well-boned and compact. A dog of marked endurance, keen in sense with a naive feeling, energetic and highly alert; an enthusiastic hunter; docile towards his master.

Skull : Forehead broad. Stop : Shallow, but defined.

Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Rather long, wedge-shaped. Nasal bridge straight.
Lips : Tight.
Jaws/Teeth : Teeth strong, with a scissor bite.
Cheeks : Well developed.
Eyes : Relatively small, triangular, set well apart, dark brown in colour.
Ears : Small, triangular, slightly inclining forward and firmly pricked.
Thick and powerful.

Withers : High, well developed.
Back : Straight and strong.
Loins : Broad and muscular.
Chest : Deep, ribs well sprung.
Belly : Well tucked up.
The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 10 : 11.

Shoulders : Moderately sloping with developed muscles.
Elbows: Set close to the body.
Forearms : Straight and clean cut.
Pasterns : Slightly inclining.

Powerful, with muscles well developed. Hocks : Moderately angulated and very tough.

Tightly closed with well arched toes. Pads hard and elastic. Nails hard and black or dark in colour.

HAIR : Outer coat rather harsh and straight, undercoat soft and dense. The hair on the tail is rather long.

COLOUR : Sesame, black sesame and red sesame. Definition of the colour sesame : Sesame : Equal mixture of white and black hairs. Black sesame : More black than white hairs. Red sesame : Ground colour of hair red, mixture with black hairs

Resilient, with rather narrow strides, but light. Action is quick and turning is possible.

Height at withers : Dogs 52 cm.
Bitches 46 cm.
There is a tolerance of + 3 cm.

Between 31 and 38 kg.

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
• Bitchy dogs/doggy bitches.
• Slightly overshot or undershot mouth.
• Long hair.
• Shyness.

• • Aggresive or overly shy.
• Extremely overshot or undershot bite.
• Ears not pricked.
• Hanging tail, short tail.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Standard Shikoku

  • Dog of great strength
  • Wide head
  • Pointed snout
  • Dark and bright eyes
  • Thick tail
  • Rough and thick hair
  • Color: Sesame, black sesame, red Sesame.
  • Size: male 49 to 55 cm. female 43-49cm.
  • Weight: 31 - 38 kg
  • Life expectancy: 10-12 years

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