Very well proportioned, this medium-size dog has highly developed and well defined limbs.
His bone structure is excellent, and his gait, rather strong and compact, gives him a unique look.
Between 49 and 55 cm (19.29 to 21.65 inches) for the male
Between 43 and 49 cm (16.93 to 19.29 inches) for the female
Between 16 and 25 kg (35.27 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 16 and 25 kg (35.27 to 55.12 pounds) for the female
The dress of Shikoku varies in different shades of sesame. Sesame with black and white hair in an equal mixture, red sesame with black hair on a red background and black sesame, where black largely prevails over white are the three possibilities.
His coat is straight and rather rough, while the undercoat is dense but soft.
His head has a rather broad skull. His small triangular eyes are set wide apart and are dark brown.
His small, straight, triangular ears are slightly tilted forward.
His nose is black. His long tail forms a pretty curved loop, or is curled, as the case may be.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #319