The National Kishu Ken Club applied for AKC Breed Club designation in March/April and was approved as the official parent club for the Kishu Ken with the American Kennel Club.
Watch for our updates in June as we celebrate!
A stronger Kishu Ken pedigree database is finally here! It is our hope that Kishu Ken ancestry data may begin to improve with submission to this database, thanks to the hard work of Mr. Shigeru Kato and the Nihon Ken Blog / Japan Dog Export.
Entries to the database are being quality-controlled (to assure the reliability of the data) by Mr. Kato at this time, but any owner my submit their pedigree data to the database for approval.
Using this database and our Embark testing, it has already become clear that all Kishu Ken in the USA come down from only a handful of lines. This database may help us target which lines to import from in the future, to maximize diversity.
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