“While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow” (Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes)
The Shikoku that will excel in the show ring and out on the sand. Est. 2020 Sabaku-jō has focused on multi-titling our dogs through AKC, UKC, NASDA, IABCA, and NIPPO in conformation and performance sports such as Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, Joring, and more. The goal? To maintain the integrity of the Shikoku’s utilitarian background in a modern world and maintain the rare Black and Tan coat color.
Haiiro's first litter is here! On Our way back from Premier 2022 Juvia went into labor and surprised me with 5 beautiful puppies. They will be ready to go home in 8-9 weeks.
We did it! Through lots of travel, many practices, and a few set back, Haiiro made history with me. He became the first Shikoku in U.S. History to earn his Open Barn Hunt title. This required 3 clean runs, finding 4 rats, running though a a multi-corner tunnel, and climbing stacks of hay bails. We got two clear rounds in Vegas April of 2022, and finished out last clear run June 2022 in Michigan. Now let's conquer Senior!
Stole the Show!
I am so profoundly astonished and humbled after this weekend. Not only did we have an amazing set of dogs in the competition my dogs were honored with Best In Show all 3 days. I still cant believe it. Juvia took BIS Saturday and Jikio won Friday and Sunday.