Breed

Shikoku


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • energetic
  • alert
  • enthusiastic

Demeanor
cautious and loyal

Choosing the Best High-Protein Shikoku Dog Food

Is a high-protein dog food right for your Shikoku? You're not alone in this curiosity. In fact, it's average size and medium-tall height with grooming needs that are typically noted as 'a weekly good brushing' and a demeanor often described as cautious and loyal yields the Shikoku with around 12000 U. S. Google searches per month. Sure, some of these searchers are looking for cute photos or grooming help but a higher number than you'd expect are looking for the same thing you are. . . the right dog food for their Shikoku. In short, the answer is 'yes'. Yes, a high-protein dog food is great for your Shikoku. But to find out why we need to look at a few other factors.


Breed

Shikoku


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • energetic
  • alert
  • enthusiastic
Demeanor
cautious and loyal

The AKC's Foundation Stock Service is an option for purebred breeds to continue to develop while providing them with the security of a reliable and reputable way to maintain their records. While most Foundation Stock Service Breeds are approved to compete in AKC Companion Events, they are not eligible for AKC registration. So, unlike other AKC groupings like the Terrier Group or Working Group and even the Non-Sporting Group where one can gain further insight from the grouping the dog breed may be in, the AKC Foundation Stock Service gives us little insight. Thus, we must turn to other facts we know about the Shikoku to determine if a high-protein dog food is right for the Shikoku. For example, we know that a Shikoku is moderately active and has a cautious and loyal demeanor. More importantly, we know that the energetic, alert, enthusiastic Shikoku is moderately active In regard to energy levels. Thus, the Shikoku needs proper diet and exercise to keep it closer to the 35 pounds side of their recommended 35-55 pounds weight. A high-protein dog food for the Shikoku would be an optimal choice!


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
frequent

The Shikoku is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Shikoku could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Shikoku. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Shikoku. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Shikoku is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Shikoku.


The Shikoku is an average, medium-tall dog weighing in at over 35 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their average frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for average breeds, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Shikoku at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for an average dog such as the Shikoku.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Shikoku including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Shikoku. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Shikoku, Spot & Tango could be the solution.