Breed

Shikoku


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

Demeanor
cautious and loyal

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Shikoku

There are different caloric needs for different kinds of dogs and your overweight Shikoku is no different. Let's take a dive into the history of this japanese native to understand these needs. The Shikoku is one of six breeds native to Japan and has existed since ancient times when dog food was not available.


Breed

Shikoku


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

The Shikoku's name is that of the mountainous island region they hail from in Japan. They hunted mainly boar as they are agile and can move quickly through the terrain. Known as a boar hound the Shikoku was an outdoor companion and hunter. The Shikoku looks similar to a Siberian Husky dog. The Shikoku has also been known as Kochi-ken. As a large do standing 17-21 inches tall the Shikoku is tough and a very loyal companion great for outdoorsmen.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
frequent

In the ancient japanese history of the Shikoku they probably survived on the leftovers of the boar hunt which was probably not the best nutritional match for them. The Shikoku is very energetic and intelligent making them great companions for those with outdoor activities they can join in. Even today the Shikoku in Japan is allowed to sometimes chase wild boar in efforts to maintain their distinct temperament. Shedding is an annual event and sometimes semi annual event for the Shikoku and it's thick coat. During a 1930's study of Japanese dog breeds the Shikoku was classified as a medium sized dog. Today the Shikoku is treated to many luxuries of the pet market and dog food offered. Depending on the outdoor lifestyle and other factors the Shikoku could have less of a caloric intake dietary need than they may have previously needed.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated service. When you purchase our dog food, we love to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we desire the best food for your Shikoku so that they can have the best chance at a long, healthy, and happy life. Numerous commercial pet foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly useful for a Shikoku's diet. In some cases, that low quality can add to a Shikoku being overweight. We utilize absolutely nothing but the best ingredients: human grade food comprised of pure meat, veggies, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food contains gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


At Spot & Tango, we offer human-grade food that is USDA, pet nutritionist and veterinarian approved. The amount of calorie intake is regulated for your overweight Shikoku by portion sizes. We have high protein content to help in the growth of muscles ensuring your overweight Shikoku appropriately returns to being fit and in perfect shape. We have meal plans that can help serve the unique needs of your Shikoku. We purchase locally- sourced and human-grade food that is prepared in our USDA kitchen. We are dedicated to providing healthy food for your dog. Take our quiz today, and find your dog’s suggested plan. Spot & Tango ensures your dog’s nutritional needs are met by recommending a plan based on your dog’s unique profile. An ideal meal plan for your overweight Shikoku will be provided on our website.