Grand Ch. Akashima’s Kochi Ken Shigeru


Akashima's Kochi Ken Shigaro

Shiggy’s road to Canadian Grand Champion had a number of twists and turns.  Originally he was to join a family in Australia. This was not to be as travel and quarantine costs proved prohibitive so Shiggy joined a family here in Courtenay where he proved himself somewhat of a break out artist which was exasperated by family members having a tendency to let him out of the house which he used to best advantage to roam and explore the neighborhood.  This ultimately lead to tragedy when he was hit by a car and laid unconscious in a ditch for over 12 hours with a broken hind leg and a punctured lung.

At this point Katja bought Shiggy back more out of concern for Shiggy than an intent to pursue his show career.  This proved to be a very good development for both Shiggy and Katja.  With an easy going attitude, a tolerance to other dogs and a outgoing personality Shiggy quickly progressed in his career and sired several fine examples of the breed.


  • Gender
  • Call Name
  • Born
    April 1 2013
  • Colour
    Black Sesame
  • Dam
    Akashima's Kochi Ken Chigusa
  • Sire
    Chouun Go Jirakusou
  • Hips
    OFA Good
  • Patellas
  • Eyes (CERF)


  • #1 Shikoku in Canada 2021, 2015
  • Grand Champion (Canadian)
  • Canadian Champion
  • UKC Champion
  • UKC BIS (Best in Show)
  • Winner DCNH World Show 2017