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Japanese Mastiff
Japón FCI 260 - Molossoid - Dogo

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

Mastín Japonés

The Japanese Mastiff (Tosa) 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, St. Bernard, 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

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Japanese Mastiff

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Shiba Inu
Japón FCI 257 . Asian Spitz and related breeds

Shiba Inu

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

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History

The Shiba Inu It is an ancient breed of Japanese dog. It is also known as Shiba or Shiba Ken. Shiba means “small” and “Inu” or “Ken” means “dog” in Japanese.

The Shiba It is the smallest of the six recognized Japanese dog breeds.

Historical representatives of the breed were much smaller and short-legged than current specimens. Mountain farmers kept them as farm dogs and to hunt small game and birds.. They could develop independently of other races and changed little. Towards the end of the 19th century the British brought their English Setters and Pointer. As a result, the Shiba Purebred became a rarity within a few decades. Almost a hundred years ago the breed was almost extinct. Around the year 1928 early breeders began to revive the breed and in 1934 established an official standard. Internationally, the FCI tells it in the Group 5 “Spitz-type dogs and primitive type” in the section 5 “Asian Spitz and related breeds”.

Physical Characteristics Shiba Inu

Translated “Shiba Inu” it just means “Little dog”. In fact, the Shiba Inu, weighing up to 13 kg, is the smallest representative of the six breeds of Japanese dogs recognized by the FCI.

The Shiba Inu is an original dog and a close relative of the wolf. Its appearance is reminiscent of a fox, especially with reddish specimens. Triangular standing ears stand out, the small slightly triangular eyes, as well as the curly tail, which is very close to the back. The hard and straight top coat can have the colors red, black tan, Sesame, as well as black or red sesame. Sesame” in Japanese dogs it means a mixture of red and black hairs. All colors must have the call “Urajiro“. They are whitish hairs on the muzzle, the chest, cheeks, as well as in the lower part of the body and inside the extremities.

Shiba Inu character and skills

The Shiba Inu is a perceptive and independent dog that never fully submits. In general, is lively, entrepreneur, affectionate and brave. He doesn't like to share his “properties” like baskets, food or toys with other dogs. However, with good socialization, living with other pets is possible. Relatively little thief, but can communicate with other sounds in complex ways. He is reserved and very reserved with strangers. You have a strong will and can convince your caregiver of your qualities. With his strong self-confidence you will have to compete with him at first, what can be a big challenge. However, the dog remains calm and collected and is never aggressive. If you acquire some authority, the Shiba is an affectionate and faithful four-legged companion.

Shiba Inu puppy education

The Shiba Inu he is a demanding dog that is difficult for beginners to understand. You need an owner who can cope with your complex and stubborn character. He never gives up his independence and needs a consistent and loving education. Punishment is not appropriate for sensitive dogs, because they are not only sensitive but also resentful. Even for experienced dog owners, stubborn dog can be a challenge. Therefore, it will be a while before he accepts you as a higher ranking dog. For essential socialization, it is recommended to attend a dog school.

Activities with the Shiba Inu

Depending on how you are, the Shiba Inu can be very agile. Likes to decide for himself when he feels like moving, but he needs his daily walks. Depending on your character, some representatives of the breed are suitable for dog sports. If they make sense of it, Japanese dogs can be convinced of agility. Dogs can also be great companions when jogging or cycling. The strong hunting instinct coupled with the dog's stubbornness allows it to run freely without a leash only in rare cases. Preferred activities vary greatly from dog to dog. The owner's motivation to convince the dog of the benefits of an activity is also decisive. Silly recovery games or tricks are not very attractive to these serious dogs. This intelligent breed wants to understand the meaning of a task.

Shiba Inu health and care

The Shiba he is a robust and easy-care dog. However, you should brush their fur regularly. Loses its dense undercoat twice a year during coat change. If you don't want to fight with large amounts of hair at this time, you should regularly brush the dog to remove loose hair. Overall Shiba it is a clean and odorless dog, who is said to be clean as a cat.

With regard to health, the breed is one of the most robust breeds, but you should avoid great efforts in hot weather. Dogs feel more comfortable in the cold and snow. When it comes to nutrition, you should opt for a high-protein, high-meat diet.

Does the Shiba Inu suit me?

If you are looking for a demanding dog with a strong charisma, the Shiba Inu It will make you happy. It is a very clean dog, whose fur has little inherent odor. In general, the Asian dog breed is suitable for self-confident people who want to deal seriously and intensively with their dog. Beginners should refrain from buying this dog, despite his beautiful appearance. If you are sure of the breed, it is better to look for a breeder that belongs to an approved club. For a purebred puppy with papers you can calculate between 800 and 1500 EUR. Representatives of this breed are occasionally found in the shelter looking for a new home..

Shiba Inu curiosities

in his native country, Japan, the Shiba It is not only a “National Natural Monument”, but together with the Akita Inu is the most popular companion dog. Due to its unique appearance, these dogs are also very popular in social media today. The Shiba most popular is probably the male Maru Taro (@marutaro) from the Japanese city of Nezu with more than 2,5 million subscribers on Instagram. Among Internet friends since 2013, the call Doge Meme has become particularly well known. It consists of a photo of a Shiba and a rudimentary text in English. The most used photo shows the male Kabosu, a dog adopted by the kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato.

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Characteristics "Shiba Inu"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Shiba Inu" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.
  • AKCNon-sporting
  • ANKCGroup 6 (Utility)
  • CKCGroup 6 – Non-Sporting
  • ​KCUtility
  • NZKCUtility
  • UKCNorthern Breeds


FCI breed standard "Shiba Inu"

FCIFCI - Shiba Inu
Shiba

Alternative names:

    1. Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Japanese Brushwood Dog, Japanese Turf Dog, Shiba Ken (English).
    2. shiba inu (French).
    3. Shiba-ken, Shiba Inu (German).
    4. Shiba (Portuguese).
    5. Japanese Shiba Inu, Japanese Small Size Dog, Shiba Ken (español).

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Kai
Japón FCI 312 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Kai Tora-Ken

Due to the primitive character of the Kai, it is not recommended to keep it solely as a family dog.

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History

The Kai comes from the province of the same name “Kai”, a region of Japan surrounded by mountains in Yamanashi prefecture. Among his ancestors are several medium-sized Japanese dogs that have been used for thousands of years to hunt bears, deer, boars, badgers and hares. Asian hunters especially appreciated the great independence and fearlessness of these dogs, who couldn't even resist fighting an adult bear.

Natural monument with export ban

Not only the remoteness of the region of the Kai, difficult to access, but also the tendency to riot probably contributed to the purity of this rare breed. Due to its great cultural importance, Japan declared to Kai as a natural monument in 1934. Since then, their export from Japan has been strictly prohibited., previously only possible under special conditions. Therefore, in Europe there are almost no breeders with a breed Kai.

Physical characteristics of the Kai

The Kai medium size earns the necessary respect, particularly through his smooth, muscular body and extremely developed legs and hocks, with which some representatives of the breed can climb not only behind the back of the sofa, but even the trees.

The Kai males reach a shoulder height of about 53 cm., therefore slight deviations are tolerated. Bitches are somewhat smaller with 48 cm.. The weight is not indicated in the standard of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). However, should be in a reasonable proportion to body height and is usually a maximum of 18 kg.

The FCI, that classifies the Kai under the standard number 317, He tells it in the Asian top group. Like many other dogs in this group, the Kai has a rather pointed face, triangular ears and a tail of dense, tall fur, which he wears curled or sickle-shaped on his back.

typical currents

characteristic of Kai it's his brindle coat, that has been kept pure for thousands of years without the help of other races. The coat appears in the colors black, red and black-red tabby. However, develops typical current only after a year. In the first twelve months of the puppy's life, the coat is initially solid in color.

The hair Kai adult is hard and strong and has a soft and dense undercoat. Therefore, is well protected from the sometimes extreme weather conditions of its home region, which is surrounded by high mountains.

Character and skills of the Kai

The Kai, also known as Kai Inu, Tora Inu o Kai tora-ken, he is a very original dog, which has retained its instinctual nature and “Wild” until today. Not only his distinctive hunting instinct and high alertness, but also their natural pack behavior and their unpreparedness for subordination are typical characteristics.. He is considered a dominant and independent hunter who sees little reason to follow humans unconditionally..

Is it possible to keep him as a family dog?

Due to its primitive character, it is not recommended to keep it solely as a family dog ​​and, should be well considered – though a hasty purchase of this rare breed dog, which is hardly common outside of Japan, not possible anyway. Anyone that, despite all circumstances and challenges, has proposed to maintain a Kai As a family dog ​​you must be aware that not only the great need for work and exercise, but above all the education and socialization of this original animal requires a lot of time. Much experience is required, patience, consistency and positive motivation to train this highly intelligent and willing to learn dog, but also stubborn, to become an adapted and uncomplicated companion.

A Kai needs a lot of attention

However, Whoever masters this challenge will be rewarded with an extremely loyal and watchful dog that will stand by his family without reservation and with protection.. Those who have earned the trust of the Kai They will notice that the initial reserve towards strangers soon gives way to an extremely friendly and loving being who enjoys the love and attention of his owner to the fullest.. However, his great passion for hunting and his natural sharpness should never be underestimated.

Kai Health

The low dispersion of Kai it is also the attractiveness of this breed, because compared to other Japanese hunting dogs the Kai is regarded as extremely genuine and pure. This is visible not only in his behavior but also in his robust health. The Kai you hardly need to fear the typical diseases of the breed, which are spread mainly by uncontrolled breeding. Therefore, its average life expectancy is quite high, of 12 to 15 years.

Kai care

High vet bills or long, expensive grooming are no problem with this tough, naturally clean dog. Regular brushing or combing of the coat is absolutely sufficient. However, during the layer change time (twice a year), the Kai should come in contact with a brush daily. In this way, dead hairs can be eliminated and the flooding of strands of hair in the house can be reduced a little..

Kai nutrition

In his native Japan, the Kai still feeds almost exclusively on game. So he eats what the hunter leaves him from the captured animals. Whoever keeps the Kai as a family and companion dog it will not be able to maintain this original diet. To feed the dog as originally as possible, many dog ​​owners turn to the so-called BARF method, which can be roughly translated as “biologically appropriate raw feed for the species”. Here, the dog is offered only raw meat, enriched with vegetables or rice.

Where can I get a Kai?

Anyone outside of Japan who dreams of seeing a real Kai, much less buy one, will have great difficulties to fulfill this wish. The greatest opportunity to meet a Kai uro is visiting an international dog show where representatives of this breed are shown from time to time. If you do not have Japanese citizenship, you will have to settle for those short encounters or photos of this breed, for better or worse. If this is not enough for you, maybe I should look up breeds related to the Kai as the Akita Inu or the Shiba, that are quite similar in character and appearance to this breed.

Characteristics "Kai"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Kai" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Videos "Kai"

Kai Ken Tiger Dog – Natural Hunter and Extremely Rare Dog
Kai Ken / kai Toraken / Tora Inu – Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

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FCI breed standard "Kai"

FCIFCI - Kai
Kai

Alternative names:

    1. Kai Ken, Tora Inu, Tiger Dog, Tora Dog (English).
    2. Kai tora-ken (French).
    3. Kai Inu, Tora Inu, Kai tora-ken (German).
    4. Kai tora-ken (Portuguese).
    5. Kai Ken, Tora Inu, perro tigre (español).