Today I went down with our local group of Nippo breeders to the Nihonken Hozonkai Kanagawa regional. My friend who's juvenile Shikoku male placed 3rd in the national event last November earned 1st place at this regional. He also brought along one of his pups from a recent litter to get her used to the atmosphere. I got a short video of her playing with another Shikoku pup, so here's the upload.
Another friend's kuro-goma Shikoku male placed 3rd in the same juvenile bracket. To round it off the 4th member of our group today entered his female Shiba and took 8th place.