shikoku shiba inu

You’ve probably heard of Akita Inus: 

And Shiba Inus:

Which  are really cool and cute Japanese dog breeds. Let me introduce you to these other cool and cute Japanese dogs, which I think deserve equal attention.

The Kishu Inu:

The Hokkaido Ken:

The Kai Ken:

The Shikoku Inu:

I just really love dogs, and look how cool they are! Dogs!!!

anonymous asked:

What breeds of dogs are Nordic??

Nordic just means Northern. Usually it refers to spitz-type breeds from Northern regions (Alaska, Siberia, Northern Europe). 

  • Hokkaido
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • American Eskimo
  • Canadian Eskimo
  • Shar-Pei
  • Chinook
  • Chow Chow
  • East Siberian Laika
  • Eurasier
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • Finnish Spitz
  • German Spitz
  • Eurasier
  • Keeshond
  • Greenland Dog
  • Iceland Sheepdog
  • Jindo
  • Karelian Bear Dog
  • Jamthund
  • Kai Inu Dog
  • Norbottenspets
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Shiba Inu
  • Shikoku
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • West Siberian Laika
  • Akita
  • Samoyed
  • Siberian Husky
  • Alaskan Malamute

There are also breeds that are not recognized, or are not Spitz at all!

anonymous asked:

What's the difference between a shiba and Shikoku inu??

No a whole lot!

Shokokus are larger than shibas but not as large as akitas.  Their coats tend to look a bit more blended than shibas.  They also have somewhat narrower faces.  They’re a pretty rare breed so you’re much more likely to come across a shiba.

splooffing-deactivated20150922  asked:

Are there any small dogs that are good for cold weather?

Absolutely, although booties for the snow would be nice.

American Eskimo Dog
Appenzeller Mountain Dog
Alaskan Klee Kai
Finnish Spitz
German Spitz
Japanese Spitz
Kai Ken
Kishu Inu
Shiba Inu
Shikoku Inu
Norwegian Lundehund
Norrbottenspets
Swedish Lapphund
Swedish Vallhund
Pomeranian
Pekingese

Most are northern breeds that can withstand super cold temperatures, but there are plenty of other breeds that can handle your average winter as well.