The Kishu Ken and Shikoku Ken are two of Japan's medium-sized boar hounds traditionally used to bay and hold wild boar in mountainous and heavily vegetated areas. Our mission is to produce dogs that follow the NIPPO (Nihon Ken Hozonkai / Japanese Dog Preservation Society) standards, maintain genetic diversity within their respective breeds, and preserve the form, function, and temperament of these intelligent, natural dogs for future generations. It is our goal to produce outgoing, active companions with strong nerves who are generally easy-going enrichment seekers.
Our breeding dogs at Akiyama no Roushya are active companions proven as hiking and camping dogs. They are shown and titled under local and international judges. Our kennel has all of our breeding dogs in the OFA database to publicly log health testing results, genotypes every single dog before breeding, and genotypes all puppies placed before they go home to predict genetic diversity and wellness. Our early neurological stimulation, socialization plans, foundation work, and an involved veterinary team work in conjunction to produce sound puppies with the drive and desire to eagerly work with their people. We are strict and honest about the temperaments of our dogs and transparent about all aspects of our breeding.
Akiyama no Roushya | A NIPPO-registered Kishu Ken breeder of NIPPO & AKC Kishu Ken