I'd like to congratulate everyone who was involved in getting the www.shikoku-pedigree.com/ database up and running. 

We have a database here in Japan, in fact it's at NIPPO HQ, only it's on paper which makes it impossible for anyone overseas to look at. Any NIPPO member can ask to look at any dog's pedigree, and NIPPO will make it available for a nominal paperwork fee. Computerizing the data and making it available free of charge to breeders is useful not only in breeding today, but in deciding which dogs to import tomorrow.

Positive dissemination of information. I'm all for it, and I heartily recommend that anyone with a Shikoku takes the time to enter their information into the database.


  1. Fantastic.

    Hope people will be honest about the health results too.

  2. You could tip NIPPO about the Finnish Kennel Club's database ;) http://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?Lang=en&R=318 It calculates almost everything you want and they are planning to sell it to other registers and kennel clubs.

    1. Thanks for the link. It looks like a very comprehensive database.


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