Japanese Mastiff
Japón FCI 260

Mastín Japonés

The Japanese Mastiff is quiet, serene, worthy and extraordinarily peaceful.

The Japanese Mastiff (Tosa Inu) It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser imposing aspect, It is one of the favorite breeds for the lovers of dogs large size around the world. The breed emerged in the mid-19th century, When crossing various European breeds of large size (Great Dane, Mastiff, San Bernardo, Bulldog, German Shorthaired) with the native Shikoku Inu.

In Spain it is listed as a potentially dangerous breed of dog by Royal Decree, by which to his possession must obtain the licence for possession of dangerous dogs and register it in the corresponding Municipal registry of potentially dangerous animals. One of the things that are required for this license is insurance of civil liability to third parties.

Otros nombres: 土佐 / Tosa Inu / Tosa Ken / Tosa Tōken / Japanese Fighting Dog / Japanese Mastiff / Tosa Fighting Dog

Group 2 / Section 2 – molosoides and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Japanese Mastiff

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Shiba Inu
Japón FCI 257

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu It is the smallest of the six original and distinct breeds of dog Japan.

History

The Shiba Inu is a very ancient race, But despite its antiquity is not classified by the FCI within the Group “Primitive dogs“, but as “Dogs Spitz“. Its origins are emerging in South Asia, registering the first signs of the arrival of this dog in the Japan on the year 2000 BC. and they were descendants of wild dogs in the South of China.

The Shiba Inu was bred originally for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita Inu, Although it is much smaller in stature. Is one of the few breeds of dog old that still exist in today's world.

Like most Japanese dogs, It was used originally for hunting in the mountains very accidentadas and populated from the Centre of the country. It was also used in forests where dwelt the pheasant of mountain (the yamadori) and other prey of feathers and even small mammals. It is said that he also hunted foxes and Roe deer. The Habitat of the Shiba was the mountainous area to the sea of Japan.

At the end of the 19th century it was about to go hunting become a sport, fact that facilitated the introduction into the country from other European breeds dogs, especially Setter and Pointer, and the cross between different breeds, going to be difficult to find a pure Shiba.

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Tosa Inu
Japón FCI 260

Tosa Inu

The Tosa Inu is quiet, serene, worthy and extraordinarily peaceful.

The Tosa Inu It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser imposing aspect, It is one of the favorite breeds for the lovers of dogs large size around the world. The breed emerged in the mid-19th century, When crossing various European breeds of large size (Great Dane, Mastiff, San Bernardo, Bulldog, German Shorthaired) with the indigenous Shikoku Inu.

[stextbox id=”info” float=”true” width =”340″]In Spain is regarded as a potentially dangerous breed of dogs by Royal Decree, by which to his possession must obtain the licence for possession of dangerous dogs and register it in the corresponding Municipal registry of potentially dangerous animals. One of the things that are required for this license is insurance of civil liability to third parties.

Tosa Inu varies considerably in size. Japan-bred specimens tend to have half the size of the specimens bred in the rest of the world. Japanese copies are usually weigh between 35 and 55 kg, While exemplary foreigners have a weight which varies between the 60 and 100 kg. The mantle is characterized by short and smooth appearance and is often red, striped or brown clear. The maintenance of your fur is the least.

This breed originated in the second half of the 19th century. The race started from the natives – Shikoku Inu, a dog of indigenous. It weighs some 25 kg and stand about 55 centimeters in height, that it resembles the European Spitz. These dogs were crossed with dogs of European races, as the Old English Bulldog in 1872, Mastiff, in 1874, San Bernardo, German pointer in 1876, Great Dane, in 1924, and the Bull Terrier. The goal was to raise a bigger dog, more powerful.

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Longhair Japanese Bobtail

Bobtail japonés de pelo largo

The Longhair Japanese Bobtail is a natural variant of the Shorthair japanese bobtail.

This curious and sociable Longhair Japanese Bobtail breed is very limited. Globally there are very few who the raising that the gene for long hair is masked when mate cats of short hair with long-haired cats, and by the lack of long-haired cats, mate only among them might give rise to a serious inbreeding.

Breeds of cats: Longhair Japanese Bobtail


Shorthair japanese bobtail

Bobtail japonés de pelo corto

A theory of the Shorthair japanese bobtail indicates that they came from the Asian continent to Japan makes at least 1.000 years and that in the next five centuries were exclusive property of the aristocracy.

In 1602, the Japanese authorities decreed that all cats should be free to help deal with rodents threatening the silkworms. The purchase or sale of cats was illegal, and thereafter, bobtail cats began to live on farms and to wander through the streets. The Japanese Bobtail became that way in the “Street cats” of Japan. In the old Japan, a cat with a forked tail – with two ends – considered a disguised demon. It is possible that cats with normal queue were persecuted, which would have encouraged reproduction in cats with short tail Japan.

Currently the Shorthair japanese bobtail is a cat with very high cheekbones, almond-shaped eyes that give it an air “Asian” Unlike other breeds of cats, and the small Pom-Pom tail that seems of a rabbit. Medium-sized, his muscular body draws lines long, sharp.
There are two varieties, one with short hair and the other semilargo hair.

Lively, Extrovert, independent, curious, She has a strong personality as all Oriental cats. It is not always friendly with other pets, especially with dogs. Great player, Gets on well with children. “Talkative”, “Canta” in a low voice. Very loving and very attached to his master. Balanced, due to his excellent character, adapts well to live in an apartment. Sports, hunting, She loves water. Its maintenance is reduced to a weekly brushing.

Their ancestors are represented in Japanese art and superstition might have influenced the perpetuation of its most characteristic feature, its short tail of 8-10 cm..

The Bobtail is seen in all Japan in the famous “Mancki-neko“, or cat who greets, a popular amulet of luck.

Breeds of cats: Shorthair japanese bobtail


Kishu

Kishu

The Kishu (紀州犬 紀州-inu), also called Kishu Ken or Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed of dog developed in the Islands for several centuries.

He descended from breeds of size medium and its name comes from the Kishu region, called today, Wakayama Prefecture. This breed is similar to the Akita Inu and Shiba Inu, because it comes from both. It can be confused with the White Variant of the Hokkaido.

In its origins, this breed is used for deer hunting. As the Shiba, They stalk their prey in silence, more that barking.

The Kishu is about 46 centimeters tall, and weighs around 28 kg, is a medium-sized dog. The fur color is generally white. The fur is short, straight and thick with a layer of thickness. The ears are inclined forward and are rather small. This breed is strong, flexible and user-friendly. It is a good companion dog for families.

They are brave, good hunters, and very loyal to their owners. As their hunting instinct is strong, is good to socialize them from very small, to avoid possible confrontation with dogs more pequeños… They are quite stubborn and obstinate, education is therefore very necessary, at the same time, they are dedicated and loyal to the family, they get along well with children, especially if reared with them.

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Kai Tora-Ken

Kai Tora-Ken

The Kai Tora-Ken It is a race that came from Japan. The Kai Ken, is - also- known as Kai Tora-ken, Kai Inu”, “Tora Inu”, or ” Tora Dog “, and ” Tiger Dog (by their striped fur, robust body and well developed muscles)”.

In 1934, the Japanese Government classified the race Kai Tora-Ken as a “Natural Heritage” the country's, and therefore protected by law. It was called the dog of Tora (Tiger Dog) mainly because of its colour and striped.

Kai Tora-ken were used for hunting wild boar and deer. Although until today is still used for these purposes, more and more Kai Tora-ken, they are pets and live in thousands of homes.

What differentiates a Kai Tora-ken, other spitz type dogs , is your coat. Kai Tora-ken has a layer of hair twice, a superior hair hard to the touch, and a dense and soft layer.

Kai Tora-ken come in three colors: Black striped, striped red and striped.

Another distinctive feature of this race is that puppies tend to have a solid layer of black color which becomes gradually striped, as it grows.

Despite the fact that this dog is very active, requires a minimum dose of exercise. A daily walk in the Park and a race a week should be enough to keep our Kai Tora-ken happy and satisfied. They are very good swimmers and excellent climbers of trees (feature that attracts much attention), so would a break into the field much like.

It is recommended that Kai Tora-ken has enough space to move, they adapt well to all situations, they may live in apartments with little space, but the owner has to make time to walk the dog daily, take it to somewhere that can run at your leisure.
It is a worthy dog, partner, totally dump his family, especially with the children, they tend to be very distrustful with strangers.

Kai Tora-Ken


Hokkaido

Hokkaido

This ancient lineage of dogs, known today as Hokkaïdo (name of the second Japanese island, largest), It is also known as Kyushu or Dog Ochi. According to historical data its existence dates back to year 1000 BC. The offspring of dogs Hokkaïdo, is uncertain, but some authors believe that they come from the Nordic dogs. The Hokkaido is, probably, the oldest Japanese purebred. Similar to the Scandinavian Spitz in appearance, also has features of the Chow Chow and of the Shar-Pei.

Since its origins has been used as a guard dog in the Hokkaïdo island, and, also, in hunting bears and other large animals.

In 1937, this breed was recognized as a Natural Heritage of the Japan, by the society for the preservation of Japanese races.

It is also a breed recognized by the FCI.

This is a dog's size medium; its height usually get to the 53 cm in males and the 48 cm in females. Its weight varies between the 20 and 30 Kg. Their life expectancy is around the 14 years.

The fur of this species is double: the sub-pelo is dense and soft and external hair is coarse and size medium or short. Their colors vary between the red fire, black and grey.

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