Shikoku
Japón FCI 319 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Shikoku

Less stubborn than the other Spitz breeds, the Shikoku, he is very little known outside his native land, Japan

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History

Ceramic figures from Japan that show representations of dogs have been preserved since ancient times, that look like this Japanese breed. The current breed dates back to crosses with the now extinct inu Japanese. The original field of application of these dogs was hunting, more precisely hunting in the prefecture of Kochi on isla de Shikoku – that is why the race is sometimes called “perro Kochi“. However, name Tosa-Inu, which is used in part in Japan, it's misleading, because under the name “Tosa” there is also another japanese race. In addition, three varieties of Shikoku, that were named according to the respective region in which they live: pity, Hongawa and Hata. How the Hongawa region was the most difficult to access in the past, This variety is considered to be the least modified by other influences and the closest to the ideal of Shikoku. Today, the Shikoku It is considered the national dog of Japan along with the Akita.

Photos:

1 – Shikoku Inu by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1589477

Shikoku physical characteristics

The typical silhouette Spitz characterizes the Shikoku: It has relatively small, erect ears and a compact body. The tail is well placed and curled over the back. This medium-sized breed with a height at the withers of about 53 cm is located between the Akita bigger and the Shiba Inu smallest within the Japanese family Spitz. For many lay people in Europe this four-legged friend also reminds of a dog that is seen much more often here., the Siberian Husky. The Shikoku coat can be black sesame or white sesame. The dense coat consists, as is typical in type dogs Spitz, on a long, hard top coat over a soft, dense undercoat.

Shikoku character and abilities

Shikoku

The loyalty, intelligence and a certain stubbornness form the character of this dog with an agile nature. He is vigilant and behaves in a neutral manner to the point of distancing himself from strangers. When they meet conspecifics, conflicts can occur, particularly with males, because the Shikoku tend to dominate. As a hunting dog it is characterized by its corresponding sharpness.

His original behavior can also be seen in his dealings with people – he likes to lick his reference persons and seeks physical contact. Sometimes shows a conspicuous preference for unpleasant odors from the human point of view. The Shikoku He is very agile and likes to be outdoors – however impetuous I am moving here, a Shikoku busy behaves calmly and pleasantly indoors, where he appreciates quiet hours and pampering. Although he is a stubborn dog, not as strong as the other races of Spitz from Japan. However: The special character of Spitz not suitable for all dog lovers.

Photo:

2 – Shikoku, female. Colour: sesame by https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shikokusesame1.jpg

Shikoku Care

The coat of this Japanese hunting dog is robust and easy to care for, but it must be brushed regularly, especially during coat change twice a year. advice: If you brush your dog every day during this time, will greatly reduce hair loss at home and also shorten the “hairy phase” In a few days. Outside these few weeks of the year, cleaning every few days is enough. Check your ears right now too, so you can clean them with a dog ear cleaner if needed. You must bathe your dog very rarely, at most every few months, and then use a mild dog shampoo. However, it makes sense to get the puppy used to bathing. However, it is usually sufficient to simply remove the dried dirt from the coat. Check the length of the claws – especially with older dogs – to shorten claws that are too long with special pliers. This is how injuries are prevented.

Shikoku Education

If he Shikoku respect his two-legged pack leader as a wise and just leader, will gladly follow your instructions. However, first you need to earn the respect of this dog. Be consistent and bring some tolerance to the small, thick skull of this four-legged friend, that will never be completely subordinate.

Screaming or harshness will not help you and will destroy your relationship with this loyal companion.. A thorough knowledge of dog training is needed to direct the dominance and hunting instinct of dogs. Shikoku in regular courses. Please, keep in mind that only a well-trained breed of dog can make a well-behaved friend, otherwise you will look for another job.

Attending classes with dog trainers in general can be of great benefit, so that the Shikoku that tends to dominate, get stronger in social affairs and learn to get along with other dogs. Male dogs in particular may face challenges that need to be countered from the age of the puppy. So don't underestimate the importance of the socialization phase., because any omission can only be corrected with difficulty.

Shikoku Health

These robust dogs are considered tough and persistent. They hardly have a genetic disposition for disease, if the breeding is done responsibly. It goes without saying that you should only buy puppies from a reputable breeder who belongs to a club. The breeder will give you competent information about the care of your animal and show you the corresponding tests. In good health, Shikoku reaches an average age of about 13 years.

Where can i find my Shikoku?

The breed is one of the very rare breeds outside of Japan. As a result, find a puppy of Shikoku it can be difficult if you have decided to have one as a new member of the family. But don't despair, because there are a handful of serious breeders in Europe who are dedicated to this breed. The first official litter outside of Japan was in 2000 in the Netherlands, where the breeders of Shikoku continue to regularly deliver litters to responsible hands. However, you may have to accept a longer trip before you can give your puppy a hug from Shikoku. No matter how rare the breed is, don't reduce the demands you can and should make on serious parenting. Learn about puppy care, of your health, ask the breeders and ask them to show you the appropriate tests, for example, in connection with exams for hip dysplasia. Of course, the breeder must also belong to a club. Will be happy to give you some good advice, but in return you will also have some questions to see if you can offer a good home to one of your protégés.

If you are looking for a Shikoku adult, you will need a lot of luck in europe. It is more promising to look for crosses of type Spitz in animal shelters and also get an impression of the breeds of Nordic Spitz.

Ratings of the Shikoku

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

Training ?

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2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitability of the apartment ?

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2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Can be alone all day ?

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2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a first dog ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Weight gain ?

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3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health ?

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Intelligence ?

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Kindness with child ?

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Tendency to bite ?

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Tendency to bark ?

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4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to flee ?

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss force ?

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4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a guard dog ?

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4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Joy ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat friendliness ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Power level ?

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4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Shikoku Videos

Shikoku Ken / Shikoku Inu play
Shikoku ken in Japan Spring 2014 四国犬

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 319
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.
  • CKC – [Without Miscellaneous]

FCI standard of the Shikoku Inu breed

Shikoku FCI Shikoku FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Kochi-ken, Shikoku-ken, Shikoku inu (English).
    2. chien de Kōchi, shikoku-inu, kochi-ken, Shikoku inu (French).
    3. Shikoku inu, Kochi-Ken, Shikoku-ken (German).
    4. Shikoku inu, kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu, Shikoku-ken, cão-lobo japonês (Portuguese).
    5. Kochi-ken, Shikoku-ken, Shikoku (Spanish).

Japanese Spitz
Japón FCI 262 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a very people-oriented dog.

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History

The strong similarity to the Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) German allows us to suppose that the Japanese spitz descends from this same race. Other cynologists assume that the Spitz descends from the Nordic Spitz. One thing is for sure: the origin of Japanese spitz not in japan, but in Europe. From there he arrived in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century together with the travelers.

The attractive white dog with the charming character quickly gained popularity among the Japanese population. With more caps from China, Canada and the US, he established his own breeding in Japan in the years 20. While in Europe an attempt was made to increase the size of the lace, thus creating the German Spitz, the Japanese tended to opt for the more original compact form. In 1948 the Japanese Kennel Club established a first breed standard for the first time. Japan was designated as the country of origin in the standard. The FCI, that has officially recognized the Japanese spitz from 1964, includes it today in the Group 5 (Spitz and dogs of the original type), as well as in the Subsection 5 (Asian Spitz and related breeds), under Standard No. 262.

In his native Japan, the Japanese spitz it was very popular for a long time, especially in the years 50 the last century. Although it is still more common there in terms of numbers than in Europe, the demand of the little companion is gradually changing. While in Japan the number of recently registered cubs is decreasing, is increasing in North America and Europe.

Physical characteristics Japanese Spitz

This breed is distinguished by the fact that it is exclusively pure white.. Thanks to his straight and dense hair, the Japanese Spitz seems strong. What is no less important, it is also caused by the swollen inner layer. The beautiful ruffle on the shoulder, neck and sill contributes to attractive appearance. Typical of the tail is a long and voluminous flag.

Despite her short legs, the Japanese Spitz is sporty and extremely agile. Due to its balanced proportions, the appearance of this compact pedigree dog is both striking and harmonious.

The height at the cross – the elevated transition from neck to back – tends to be of 30 a 38 cm in adult males. Females reach a somewhat smaller size. The Japanese Spitz weighs between 4,5 and 11 kg.

Character and skills Japanese Spitz

The well balanced nature of the Japanese Spitz fits the very harmonious appearance. He is an attentive guard. Anyone who approaches him is not immediately signaled with a savage bark. Only when the Japanese pedigree dog feels a serious threat, gets loud and fights back vehemently.

At home, the Japanese Spitz behaves quite calmly. Abroad, on the other hand, he likes to show the energy he has inside of him. To enjoy the Japanese Spitz, you must like a little dog who likes to play. You should also have fun on long trips with your four-legged friend.

The Japanese Spitz he is a very people-oriented dog. Whether it belongs to one person or has a master or caregiver at the same time, he does not care. He also likes to live with the family. People's company is the priority. Pets or other pets are not enough. Although the Japanese spitz usually get along with them. So if you have little time for a dog, a Japanese Spitz probably not the right thing for you.

The white puppy enjoys the company of people and would like to be with them always and everywhere. He is very receptive and eager to learn. Which makes education in combination with devotion quite easy even for untrained dog owners.

An apartment in the city is suitable for him, as long as you are well occupied with extensive walks and activities.

Japanese Spitz Care

Despite the hereditary predisposition to many diseases, Many of the ailments can be avoided by taking proper care of your Spitz. Dental problems in particular can be prevented through regular dental care, namely, brush your teeth at least once a week, or better daily. Diseases or inflammations of the eyes, nose, the ears and claws can also be detected and treated at an early stage with proper care and regular check-ups. Another important aspect of grooming is the care of the coat of the Japanese spitz. Despite the impressive and luxurious fur, This is not very elaborate and therefore it is usually sufficient if the hair is combed or brushed thoroughly twice a week. Only in the coat change phase (twice a year) grooming effort increases until daily styling.

Japanese Spitz health

An indication of good and serious parenting is the presentation of genetic test results.. The farm animals used must have an impeccable genetic makeup to exclude genetic diseases from the outset. Dogs in which hereditary diseases typical of the breed have occurred should be excluded from breeding for the sake of the breed's health. This also includes the tendency to dislocate the patella (kneecap slipping out of its guide), which can also be inherited in many dogs, especially in small dog breeds. Also eye problems, such as distichiasis or narrowing of the tear ducts, as well as dental problems can occur with the Japanese spitz. No other typical diseases of the breed are known.

The correct nutrition of the Japanese Spitz

In a special way, correct nutrition contributes to the health and well-being of the Japanese spitz. Small dogs with a very compact constitution have a strong tendency to be overweight. Too many pounds can easily lead to joint disease and heart and circulation problems.. Overweight dogs are also at higher risk for diabetes.

As the owner of a Japanese spitz, you should always keep the amounts recommended by food manufacturers. In addition, the dog should not be given too many treats between meals.

It is not only the quantity but also the quality of the food that is important. Besides vegetables or rice, good dog food consists largely of high-quality meat. Poor quality food often contains an excessive amount of cereals. Under no circumstances should it contain flavor enhancers or sweeteners.

Before buying, you should find out the exact composition of the dog food in the manufacturer's instructions. Several vendors offer good and safe dog food, both dry and wet.

It is not unusual for dog owners to prefer homemade dog food. This can also be an alternative to the ready-to-eat food available in stores for the Japanese spitz. However, it is essential that you acquire the necessary knowledge to cook balanced dog food yourself.

The diet BARF it is also a good way to feed Japanese spitz with a healthy diet. BARF means “Bone And Raw Food” (Bones and raw foods). All food components, like meat, fish, vegetables or fruit, they are only given raw. Various vendors and specialty stores facilitate BARF to the dog owner. Like cooking food, this feeding method requires a certain amount of knowledge about the correct use of raw ingredients.

You must feed a puppy of 3 a 5 times a day, an adult raw food and bones 2 times a day.

Buying a Japanese Spitz

Despite the growing popularity and demand in the European and American continent, the Japanese spitz still belongs to the rare dog breeds. The waiting period for a new litter in a breeder can be very long. Who doesn't necessarily care about a purebred puppy, but also consider buying a Spitz adult, should – parallel to the search for a breeder – also look around the animal shelter, where over and over again Spitz or the crosses of Spitz they are waiting for a new and loving home. A puppy, on the other hand, should only be purchased from a serious and certified breeder.

How do I recognize a serious breeder?

When choosing a suitable breeder, various factors play a role. It's not just “formalities” the ones that must be correct, namely, the papers, the pedigree and the sales contract, but also personal reasons that ultimately decide the purchase. The breeder must, first, be understanding with you, and this cannot be found out with a short email or a short phone call. One or better several meetings are necessary to get a complete picture of the breeder and his dogs.. Does the breeder invite you to his house? Will you willingly show your “dog pound” and the animals live in close contact with the breeder's family? The first weeks are very important for the socialization of the puppies and therefore the environment must correspond absolutely to the affectionate nature of the puppies. Japanese spitz. In addition, a serious breeder will be able to tell you a lot about the breed and its characteristics. They will also ask you about your life circumstances to make sure your puppy has fun with you..

Ratings of the Japanese Spitz

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

Training ?

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitability of the apartment ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Can be alone all day ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a first dog ?

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Weight gain ?

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Intelligence ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Kindness with child ?

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to bite ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to bark ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Tendency to flee ?

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss force ?

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Suitable as a guard dog ?

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Joy ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat friendliness ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Power level ?

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images of the Japanese Spitz

Photos:

1 – Japanese spitz by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1273902
2 – Japanese Spitz Siberia by 0894Leanne, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Japanese Spitz Puppy by [email protected], CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Japanese spitz by https://www.pikist.com/free-photo-sixhn
5 – Japanese spitz by https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-xghfb
6 – Japanese Spitz by Trev Grant, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Japanese spitz by HTTPS://www.pikrepo.com/fflza/japanese-spitz-near-wall

Japanese Spitz Videos

Kubo – Japanese Spitz Puppy – 2 Weeks Residential Dog Training
Japanese Spitz / Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 262
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.
  • ANKC – Group 7 (Non-Sporting)
  • CKC – Group 6 – Non-Sporting
  • ​KC – Utility
  • NZKC – Non-Sporting
  • UKC – Northern Breed Group

FCI standard of the Japanese Spitz breed

FCI Japanese Spitz FCI Japanese Spitz

Alternative names:

    1. Nihon Supittsu (English).
    2. Nihon Supittsu (French).
    3. Nihon Supittsu (Japan-Spitz), Japanischer Spitz (German).
    4. Nihon Supittsu (Portuguese).
    5. Nihon Supittsu (Spanish).

Japanese Terrier
Japón FCI 259 . Small sized Terriers.

Japanese Terrier

It hardly enjoys diffusion and is practically to be discovered.

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History

In the middle of the Edo era, about 1700, a small dog appeared in Japan that looked a lot like the terrier type. It was the result of a cross between small Japanese dogs with English Fox Terrier Smooth, which was brought to the port of Nagasaki by Dutch sailors. At that time the port of Nagasaki was the only port open to western countries, especially the dutch. After several generations, some descendants of these dogs were bred as a type of Italian Greyhound.

Around 1900, al final de la era Meiji, some of the best of the aforementioned dogs were seen in the Kobe district and called “Terriers de Kobe”. His type was something between modern Fox Terrier Smooth and the modern Japanese Terrier. They were the first terriers to be bred in Japan. This “Kobe Terrier” and some of their ancestors were also called “Oyuki Terrier” and “Mikado Terrier” and it is said that they were lovingly cared for by locals and also by foreigners.

Around 1916 An ancestor of the Japanese Terrier appeared in the Nada district, near Kobe, a so-called dog “KURO” (born in 1913 in Kobe), that means “black” in Japanese. This dog was a cross between a English toy terrier and Bull Terrier miniature, both imported from western countries. These pups were raised with dogs of the aforementioned Kobe Terrier. The result was a very short haired dog, slim and small of the Terrier type and was called JAPANESE TERRIER (NIHON) since then. In those days, Osaka County's top breeders engaged in inbreeding and line breeding to consolidate appearance. Thanks to your efforts, the breed was firmly established in 1930.

In 1932 NIHON TERIA CLUB was founded under the presidency of Tamara KIKUJIRO. The JAPANESE TERRIER was ideal for city dog ​​breeders and became fashionable.

In 1940, where cities were built everywhere and with these cities grew the demand for a smaller and more active dog than the large guard dogs, the JAPANESE TERRIER became very popular. However, in all its history, this breed was twice threatened with extinction. The first time, during WWII and again, about 1948, due to loss of popularity among the Japanese, since other western races were more fashionable.

Although the JAPANESE TERRIER was recognized by the F.C.I. (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in 1964, this breed was practically unknown outside of Japan.

According to the documents, three basic lines of JAPANESE TERRIER were mentioned: “LANDMARK” (by Mr.. Nobuaki Shigematsu, Yamaguchi Prefecture), “APPLY” (by Mr.. Sumiko Amano, Hamamatsu City) and “TAMA TAKAHARA” (by Mr.. Jun Takahara, Such).

Around 1985, there was less than 50 bitches available for breeding throughout Japan. After the great efforts of some volunteers, who were aware of the need for immediate protection of the race, the number of dogs had reached about 400 breeding dogs after seven years.

Therefore, special mention must be made of the efforts of Mr.. Jun TAKAHARA, whose commitment made the JAPANESE TERRIER known beyond the borders of Japan.

The breed was not seen in European countries until 1991, when a couple of Japanese Terriers arrived in France at the request of Mrs.. Luisa González de Castejón. Their dog names were “Kuroyuri Maru de Tama Takahara” (male) and “Keshinome Brains de Tama Takahara” (female).

Another European breeder had also joined this adventure in the years 90: The Sr. Roberto Verde from Naples (Italy) he also owned three beautiful Japanese Terriers.

Time and time again there have been and still are some breeders who care for this breed, but unfortunately it was not possible to establish a stable population in Europe.

After 2 years of establishing contact with the Japanese breeder Mr.. Thoshihide OZAKI was able to import the FIRST JAPANESE TERRIER on 4.11.2014 to AUSTRIA. “YODOGIMI de OZAKI FARM JP” Born 28.06.2014. This dog was registered with the Austrian Kennel Club (ÖHZB) con JAPT 1.

In order to create a breeding base, more dogs have been imported from Japan in recent years. In total 4 females were brought to Austria and two males (Ozaki Farm JP’s HIBIKI Swiss / 2017 & Ozaki Farm JP’s SHIN / 2018) were transferred to Switzerland. In 2017 the first Japanese Terrier was registered in Switzerland.

Physical characteristics

It is a small dog, elegant in appearance, and a defined and compact configuration.

Shoulder height: 30 cm. – 33 cm.; Weight: a few 5 kg

Fur: Short (2mm) smooth, dense and glossy; the coat does not need any additional care;

Color: Head: Tricolor (fire and white); Body: Basic color white with small black or tan spots.

The breeders of the JAPANESE TERRIER are very demanding in terms of appearance and color markings, that are sometimes considered more important than your sports skills. The ideal colors and markings in a Japanese Terrier are black, chocolate brown and beige: The head, ears and nose bone should be dark in color, black or chocolate brown. The muzzle to the nose and on each cheek and above each eye should be light brown. The lower jaw will be white. A clear “V” is visible on the neck. Occasionally there are also dark gray heads with light brown markings. However, this is considered to be the worst of the color variations. This is different with the deep black heads. This black color is allowed, because it reminds one of the old kobe dogs.

Character and skills

The JAPANESE TERRIER is not only a very intelligent puppy, but also mischievous and full of terrier temperament. Knowing him means loving him for his great sensitivity. Has a cheerful character and will participate in games with pleasure and joy. It is a one-man dog whose devotion flatters its owner. As an attentive house dog will warn of the approach of a stranger but without being aggressive. It is very easy to train and can learn all kinds of tricks. His greatest effort is to please his owner. As a sports partner he has great skills and innate instincts. Has an excellent sense of smell and good eyesight, but still has no hunting ambitions. It's never quarrelsome, She gets along well with other dogs, especially with his own race.

It is an independent puppy, whose characteristics make it a pleasant “partner”. It is suitable for young people, for both athletes and the young at heart. And one thing is especially important for the little terrier: snuggling with its owner.

Attitude: The Japanese terrier is a small dog, but still needs enough activity. It is the ideal companion for active people. Likes to learn and is therefore also suitable for mind games or dog sports that are suitable for small breeds.

It is a “perro faldero” in the positive sense. But that's only if you're tired of the many races!

With the kids:

The JAPANESE TERRIER is very attached to its owners and enjoys a good snuggle. However, he is not a babysitter dog. As in all small dog breeds, small body size has advantages when traveling, but it becomes a disadvantage with – and I say it with affection – the clumsy hands of children. This means that when they have children, make sure children handle the dog with care. Offer the dog an area where he can retreat if he becomes too heavy for him. If this is observed, nothing stands in the way of positive cooperation.

The correct nutrition of the Japanese Terrier

Proper nutrition is extremely important to avoid diet-related diseases. It is important to have a balanced diet that suits your beloved. Due to its active nature, the Japanese Terrier has its own nutritional requirements. It is very agile, so you need to pay attention to a sufficient power supply.

High-quality whole foods are precisely tailored to your dog's nutritional needs. This ensures a supply of all the nutrients your dog needs.. High-quality prepared foods have the advantage that no feed additives are needed.

Terriers are often susceptible to allergies based on gluten-containing grains. In this case, you must ensure that the food contains other sources of carbohydrates. Rice or potatoes are a good alternative here. Food intolerance can lead to skin rashes, inflammation and digestive problems.

It is recommended to feed your terrier several times a day in small portions. After each feeding, a pause in digestion must be ensured. You should refrain from eating before planned sports activities.

Japanese Terrier Care

Your Japanese Terrier's coat is extremely easy to care for, since it only measures about 2 cm long. Don't lose much, but you will enjoy removing loose hairs with a silicone glove. Even dandruff can be removed and the blood circulation of the skin is stimulated.

Your terrier's hair doesn't grow too thick. Therefore, it is recommended to put on a coat during the cold months. If you stay outdoors for a longer period of time, protect your stomach and nose with sun milk.

When caring for your terrier's teeth, you should make sure not to feed him any food that contains sugar. These damage teeth, which in turn can lead to serious digestive problems.

The Japanese Terrier has a highly developed musculature, but its bone structure is quite fine. Therefore, the use of a dog harness is recommended instead of a collar. If you stay home alone for a while, chewing bones of an appropriate size can be used as a toy.

Images of the Japanese Terrier

Photos:

1 – At photo Amakakeru-Meiji White Oleander – Japanese Terrier on dogs show in Konopiska, Poland. The owner is Paweł Gąsiorski by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pleple2000
2 – At photo Amakakeru-Meiji White Oleander – Japanese Terrier on dogs show in Konopiska, Poland. The owner is Paweł Gąsiorsk by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
3 – At photo Amakakeru-Meiji White Oleander – Japanese Terrier on dogs show in Konopiska, Poland. The owner is Paweł Gąsiorski by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
4 – At photo Amakakeru-Meiji White Oleander – Japanese Terrier on dogs show in Konopiska, Poland. The owner is Paweł Gąsiorski. by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
5 – A Japanese Terrier by Canarian / CC BY-SA
6 – Bernie Lindsey, my dog by Bernielindsey44 at en.wikipedia / Public domain
7 – At photo Amakakeru-Meiji White Oleander – Japanese Terrier. by Paweł Gąsiorski / CC BY-SA

Videos of the Japanese Terrier

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 259
  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 2: Small-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 2 Small sized Terriers.
    • Japan Kennel Club – Terriers
    • FCI Japanese Terrier Breed Standard

      JAPANESE TERRIER FCI JAPANESE TERRIER FCI

      Alternative names:

        1. Nippon Terrier, Nihon Teria, Nihon Terrier, Kobe Terrier, Mikado Terrier, Oyuki (snowy) Terrier (English).
        2. Nihon teria (French).
        3. Nippon-Terrier, Nishon-Terrier (German).
        4. nihon, nippon terrier (Portuguese).
        5. Nihon teria, Terrier Nipón, Terrier Japonés (Spanish).

    Japanese Chin
    China Japón FCI 206

    It's a very special race, they have very feline attitudes, is more, It is said to have the character of a cat, and you will see because…

    Content

    History

    The true origin of the Japanese Chin It is still controversial, Although a general consensus, concludes that originated in Spaniela.

    These dogs were brought to Japan around year 732. Some maintain the ancestors of these dogs first arrived to Japan around the year 732, as a gift from royalty Korea, while others argue that Japanese Chin copies were offered as a gift to the Empress of Japan in the middle of the sixth century, other theories say that they arrived in Japan in the year 1000.

    But beyond all the controversy regarding the origin, all agree on one thing, the Japanese Chin, is an authentic “Japanese”, because it reflects the Japanese sensitivity to detail.

    The Japanese established various breeds of dogs, with a defined purpose that was work, that Japan considered something different, different from a “dog“, He was considered a work on farm animal, for hunting, to care for cattle, etc., but the Japanese Spaniel, It was something very special because it was strictly considered a companion dog.

    His appearance and distinctive personality was quickly captured the hearts of the Japanese and that led to ownership of these dogs to be limited to persons of Royal and noble blood.

    As a result, every noble House was raising its own standard, why there are many variations of the Japanese Spaniel, in terms of size, the density of the layer, the eyes, the personalidad…

    Once the race was introduced in the West, a strong desire of the people by the smaller copies (those who weighed a maximum 4,5 Kg.), He carried that size was the most popular and became the official standard of various canine clubs around the world.

    Professor Ludvic Von Schulmuth studied canine origins from a find of skeletal remains of dogs found in human settlements dating back to the eighth Millennium BC, in the Gobi desert. On the basis of the information collected, he created a genealogical tree of Tibetan dogs which gathered very interesting information concerning the origin of certain breeds that are today very popular.

    The Gobi Desert is a large desert region between Spaniela northern and southern Mongolia. Can be one of the deserts, or desert areas largest and most important worldwide. Around it the Altai Mountains and the steppes of Mongolia in the North, Tibet Plateau and the northern plains of the southwest Spaniela. The word gobi means ' desert’ in Mongolian. The Gobi is composed of different geographic and ecological regions, based on variations in climate and topography.

    Historically, the Gobi desert He is noted for being part of the Mongol Empire and the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.

    Occupying the 30% of the national territory, great Gobi Mongolia covers capricious montes, sandy dunes, vast plateaus, steppes with its aromatic herbs and, Since then, a varied animal world, within the canine ancestors found Professor Ludvic Von Schulmuth.

    Ludvic von Schulmuth defined as origin of certain dog breeds a former denizen dog of the Gobi desert, whose remains were found in places where stored manure or litter, and called them “Gobi Desert Kitchen Midden Dog”, This animal came several lines which were giving rise to several breeds. For example, a small dog of soft hair and drooping ears that was the ancestor of Tibetan Spaniel, the Japanese Chin and Pekingese. Another branch which descends from the “Gobi Desert Kitchen Midden Dog ” gave rise to the Papillon and to the Chihuahua long-haired. Y, another branch of the same dog of the Gobi desert, gave rise to the emergence of the Pug and Shih Tzu.

    There is also some documentation that indicates Portuguese sailors introduced the breed to Europe in the century 17 through the gift of some to Catherine of Braganza, Queen Consort of King Charles II of England, but there is more evidence that the first Japanese Spaniel which opened steps behind borders, It was a gift of the Emperor of Japan offered a U.S. Navy officer, Matthew C. Perry, When he visited East in 1853 to open bilateral trade. The naval officer, a litter seven Japanese took Spaniel, and to reach their land only survived two, and who gave them is something that is still not known with certainty.

    What it did have full certainty is that the Japanese Chin, also known as the Spaniel Japanese has been the dog of Japanese royalty.

    Physical characteristics

    This small dog of friendly aspect, It has a very similar appearance to that of the Pekingese, But unlike, its legs are longer, and the color of the fur is different; It may be black and white or red and white. The fur is soft and long; the large, dark eyes, well separated each other; the tail, well endowed with hair, relies on the back; the ears are triangular in shape and small size; the snout is short and flattened, and large heads relative to their body.

    Character and skills

    According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more of 200 the AKC judges ("The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), The Japanese Spaniel is No. 62 from the list.

    The Japanese Spaniel barks only when necessary in order to alert the family of the arrival of a visitor or something out of the ordinary, then is a quiet breed.

    It's a very special race, they have very feline attitudes, is more, is said to have the character of a cat, and you will see because…

    The Japanese Chin is always alert, He is intelligent and independent, and it uses its feet to wash and dry your face. Other feline features are your preferences for the rest in elevated surfaces, as the backups of the sofa and chairs. It has a spectacular ability to walk through a table of tea without throwing any object, If that doesn't make it a cat total!!!

    These dogs were bred and trained for the purpose of loving his people. Although it is usually a quiet dog, He also known for the amount of mischief that make, Welcome to all, as the call “Spin Chin”, dan fast turns in a circle as if they danced but supported only on his hind legs, While with their Forelegs dejan them interwoven and shaking them up top down at full speed, they are very funny.

    The Japanese Chin is an excellent companion dog, It is affectionate and loyal to his owner and, normally, happy to see other people, Although some mistrust of strangers. It is a dog who prefers the family environment, but it fits very well in new situations and are often used as therapy due to this feature and their love of dogs by people. Socialization at an early age contributes to his temperament of develop optimally, is an emotionally balanced dog, by nature, but it is important to contribute.

    Some tend to “sing”, they produce a noise which can vary between a minimum triune to a high sound and quite serious in relation to its size, almost with the quality of Opera that sounds like “booooooo”. On race Basenji in the right column you can see a video of the dog singing, it is very similar to what the Japanese Chin.

    Health

    The orbits of the eyes of large contribute to moisture in the face and the folds of skin around the crushed nose and facial area, You can trap moisture and cause fungus problems. The face should occasionally be cleaned with a damp cloth and folds, with a cotton swab.

    Diet is an important factor in the health and condition of the Japanese Chin, Many specimens may be allergic to the corn, for example.

    Due to their small size they don't need too much exercise, Although, requires frequent walks, because they are active and love to be outdoors. They adapt well to life in an apartment or small homes. On the other hand, their fur should brush your daily, as it is often about getting caught.

    Japanese Chin has a long life, to round the 15 years, but in many cases can be extended to more or less the 18 years of age.

    They weigh between 1,8 and 3,3 kand and measured at the cross, of 21 a 25 cm.. The litter is usually fairly small, of between 3 and 4 Puppies.

    Japanese Chin Ratings

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

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    Images of the Japanese Chin

    credits:

    1. Japanese Chin, young male by Pointer8 / CC BY-SA
    2. A Japanese Chin by LostinTexas (Alex Archambault) – Flickr
    3. A red Japanese Chin by LostinTexas (Alex Archambault) – Flickr
    4. Japanese Chin with tongue hanging out over crooked teeth by OliviaCC / Public domain
    5. A Japanese Chin puppy. By Rachel Harris (RLH) from Scottsdale, THE, U.S.A. / CC BY
    6. One of our neighbours has this small Japanese Chin. By Mark Hillary
    7. Japanese Chin by https://www.needpix.com/photo/download/1697007/dog-japanese-chin-animal-pet-sweet-white-black-nature-sunset
    8. Japanese Chin by Tingflorance / CC BY-SA
    9. Japanese Chin by Arnaud 25 / Public domain

    Videos of the Japanese Chin

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 9 –> Companion and Toy Dogs. . / Section 8 –> Japan Chin and Pekingese.. Without working trial.
    • FCI 206
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
    • FCI standard breed of Japanese Chin
    • JAPANESE CHIN FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Japanese Spaniel, Chin (English).
      2. Épagneul japonais ou chin (French).
      3. Chin (German).
      4. Chin (Portuguese).
      5. Chin Japonés, Chin (Spanish).

    Kishu
    Japón FCI 318 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Kishu

    Representatives of this Japanese hunting breed are characterized by their resistance, intelligence, great courage and, usually, a strong hunting instinct.

    Content

    History

    The Kishu has its origin several thousand years ago in the mountains of the “Kii Peninsula“, a region of Japan that extends over present-day Mie prefectures, Wakayama y Nara. In the past, the dogs did not have a uniform name, they were differentiated and named according to individual sections of the mountainous region of the “Kii Peninsula”: Kumano Inu (kumano dog), Taji Inu (taji dog), Ouchiyama Inu (Ouchiyama dog).

    From Hidaka to Arita the Kishus they were white and their names were Hidaka-Ken. In 1934 all these dogs were grouped under the name of the region and were called Kishu. Due to the remoteness of the mountainous regions, there were no crosses with other races or other race-changing phenomena in the Kishu Ken. For this reason, the Kishu it is one of the most original breeds of Japan, and one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.

    In 1934 the breed was declared a natural monument of Japan and is therefore under state protection. Until the seventies it was forbidden to sell Kishu of Japan. Dogs could only be passed as gifts.

    Although early in the breeding around the 70 percent of Kishus they weren't white, this is today the most common color within the breed. This is partly due to the fact that white dogs are easier to recognize when hunting.. Outside of Japan the breed has barely spread. There are a handful of breeders in the US.. and only a few dozen in Europe. The Kishu has some similarities with the Shikoku, the Kai Ken and especially with the Hokkaido, that are also not outside of Japan.

    Kishu physical characteristics

    The Kishu measures approximately 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.

    Kishu's character and abilities

    The Kishu is a hunting dog. In the Kishu region, dogs were used to hunt wild boar, Deer, bears, hares and birds. According to the game, there were three directions of Kishus: Deer, hare and wild boar / bear. The Kishu roe deer and hare hunter had a slightly lighter complexion which favored them in hunting. Due to the non-optimal suitability of the breed, especially for hunting hares and small prey, this category did not prevail. Today almost all Kishu Kens historically originate from hunting wild boar (and secondarily also) of bears. These Kishu Kens they have a stronger physique, more pronounced musculature and a wild to sharp disposition.

    In the old way of hunting, the hunter stayed in a place with only one dog and waited for the prey. Later hunting methods prefer that the game be brought by the Kishu Ken. The dog follows the game independently and silently. Like most Nordic hunting dogs, the Kishu only reports when you have placed the game. The dog's task is “keep hunting under control” until the hunter can shoot from a short distance. Especially German hunters are often skeptical or incredulous about the abilities of the Kishu Ken to hunt the physically superior boar. In Japan, However, the skills of Kishu Ken they are highly valued. His ferocity and indomitable attitude make him so popular for wild boar hunting in Japan.. In Japan there has been an expression for decades that illustrates the special suitability of the Kishus as hunters:
    ichiju – ikku” – “a weapon – a dog”.

    Character:

    Representatives of this Japanese hunting breed are characterized by their resistance, intelligence, great courage and, usually, a strong hunting instinct. They are considered as one-person dogs, who form a strong bond with their two-legged companion and behave loyally. The kishus tend to dominate behavior, which can lead to problems with congeners, especially among males. His dominance is sometimes displayed on his own four walls, where they often want to have everything in sight. The Kishus they are not submissive to their owners and always keep their own head. This leads to the fact that they normally only perform tasks when they see meaning in them.. Towards strangers they behave aloof to shy. They are conditionally suitable as watchdogs.

    Kishu education

    It takes a lot of knowledge and patience to educate a Kishu, because intelligent animals tend to be stubborn and domineering. However, if you are consistent and have the necessary calm, the Kishu they will recognize you. Toughness is out of place in education. Don't expect submissive behavior from this proud four-legged friend. Pay attention to the control and management of hunting behavior, sometimes very distinctive. However, keep in mind that it is difficult to let a Kishu without a leash, because even optimally trained representatives of the breed are often not available when they watch the hunt.

    Work to confidently keep it at bay when you encounter the game. In addition, the four-legged friend's social compatibility should be the center of attention during parenting. Puppy play classes and dog schools in general offer a good opportunity, because here the young man Kishu can already come into contact with conspecifics of different sizes and thus strengthen their social skills. Please, note that the Kishu you must be physically and mentally exhausted if you do not want to engage in an unpleasant alternative activity – for example, destroying home furnishings or poaching.

    Kishu Health

    Some kishus have a tendency to hypothyroidism, namely, an insufficient supply of thyroid hormones, usually due to limited thyroid function. Symptoms include fatigue and reduced performance. The owners of a Kishu should have their thyroid gland examined by a vet if these symptoms occur. This disease is not life threatening and can usually be treated well with administration, mostly daily, of an appropriate medication. Because of the shape of your eyes, the breed also has a greater genetic disposition for eyelid malpositions, what can, However, be corrected by surgery. Dogs Kishu they also have a tendency to food and environmental allergies. In all other respects, This Japanese breed is considered robust and has an average life expectancy of 13 years.

    The Diet of Kishu

    The best health precaution, in addition to buying from a responsible breeder, It is a high quality and appropriate nutrition for this breed. This specifically means that you should choose a dog food in which meat is the main component and is listed accordingly at the top of the claim. The grain should not be included – not just a bottom fill, it can also trigger allergies in some Kishus. If fed high-quality feed from the beginning, the risk of food intolerances is reduced. Even with representatives of the breed that were not seen before, no sudden food changes should be made, but offer a new food slowly. Mix increasing amounts of the unfamiliar food with the familiar one and watch for your dog to show intolerance reactions. Of course, fresh drinking water should always be available for your Kishu.

    If it is suspected that you Kishu have a food allergy, a unique diet makes sense to find out what your pet is sensitive to. For this you must be patient and consult your veterinarian, because you only need to give a certain food for a predetermined period of time. If the complaints improve with feeding, you can try another feeding. If symptoms get worse, contact your veterinarian to clarify the subsequent procedure. This way you can find out which ingredients you are allergic to. Kishu. Attention: No treatments should be given during this time if possible.

    Kishu care

    Brushing once a week is usually enough to keep this breed's coat in optimal condition.. However, during the coat change twice a year, you should use the brush more often to remove dead hairs. This also has the positive side effect of the quadruped losing less fur on the floor.. Dirt can be brushed off as soon as it has dried, or washed with a damp cloth. Compared to other breeds, the Kishus they are considered very clean dogs. When you groom your dog at least once a week, take a look at their ears to clean them with a dog ear cleaner, if required, and check its claws. The latter should be shortened if they become too long. This is usually only the case for Kishus older that move less, or dogs that walk mainly on very soft ground.

    Where can I find my desired Kishu?

    The breed is very rarely found outside of Japan. However, there may be a dog breeder living in your region who has dedicated their work to this breed. In addition to a handful of breeders in the US. and russia, there are a few in europe, especially in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland, Finland and Lithuania. In Germany no official litters of Kishu in recent years. So get ready for long trips, if you have decided to adopt a Kishu – and learn more about adopting a puppy abroad before. Make sure to avoid propagandists who are trying to sell you a puppy of Kishu – they are usually only interested in making a quick profit and you will hardly get a Kishu in this way.

    It is unlikely that a Kishu adult outside of Japan, you should be very lucky if you are looking for a purebred dog. However, even if you have fallen in love with a Kishu, it might make sense to look for similar Spitz-type breeds or corresponding hybrids in animal shelters – this also applies to puppies, of course. The chance of success is much higher and you've also given a homeless four-legged friend a new home. Find out in advance about the known history and character of the potential new family member – often, as in the case of their own Kishu, some experience with dogs is important here to allow a successful coexistence and avoid communication problems between the animal and the human.

    Evaluations of the Kishu

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

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    Hair loss force ?

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    Suitable as a guard dog ?

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    Joy ?

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    Cat friendliness ?

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    Power level ?

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    Kishu Videos

    Kishu (Kishu Inu) / Breed of dog
    Kishu Ken (Kishu Inu)

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 318
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.

    KIshu breed FCI standard

    Kishu FCI Kishu FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (English).
      2. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (French).
      3. 紀州犬, Kishū-Inu, Kishu-Ken (German).
      4. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (Portuguese).
      5. Kishu-Ken, Kishu-Inu (Spanish).

    Hokkaido
    Japón FCI 261 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Hokkaido

    The Hokkaido is still a very rare breed of dog, that you hardly ever see outside your home country.

    Content

    History

    This ancient lineage of dogs, known today as Hokkaïdo (name of the second Japanese island, largest), It is also known as Kyushu or Ainu dog. 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.

    Rare monument of nature

    The Hokkaido It is one of the oldest dog breeds in the Asian world and is part of the cultural heritage of the Japanese island. In 1937 Hokkaido was even declared “Monument of Nature” and has since been recognized and protected as a breed.

    Due to the hard-to-reach regions of the island, the dogs kept their “pure blood” during centuries. Unlike Akita or Shiba Inu, who gave way to Europe long ago, the Hokkaido still a very rare breed of dog, that you hardly ever see outside your home country.

    Physical characteristics

    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.

    Character and skills

    With regard to his temperament, Whereas it is a hunting and guard dog, We highlight features such as the bravery, impulsivity, agility and speed of movement.

    Within the family, is a tame animal, Devoto, with a safe and protective temperament with children if it it accustomed it to their presence from small. However, tends to be distrustful with strangers, reason why you need a good training and re-education of their less sociable side.
    They are very active dogs and it is necessary to provide good rides, long walks, workspace very well to the family but they need space, have garden in which to be at your own pace.

    Hokkaido care

    The coat of Hokkaido should be gently brushed regularly (about two or three times a week). You should even use the brush daily during the coat change to remove dead hairs from your dog.. In addition, Your dog's ears and teeth should be cleaned once or twice a week. To avoid injury, claws should also be trimmed regularly. You will hardly ever need to bathe your Hokkaido: first, he likes to jump into rivers or lakes and “bathing” there, in the second place, it is naturally very clean and thirdly, the skin's own protective barrier should not be attacked by a too frequent bath or even by dog ​​shampoo.

    Hokkaido Health

    In fact, possible inbreeding in the rearing of Hokkaido in Europe, since due to the rarity of this breed there are very few breeding dogs. Therefore, there is a realistic risk of undesirable hereditary diseases being introduced. A close look at the pedigree is worth it in any case and you can perhaps avoid any unpleasant surprises. Apart from the problem of inbreeding, the dogs of Hokkaido they are very robust and resistant to typical dog diseases. The life expectancy of healthy animals is between 9 and 15 years.

    Hokkaido Nutrition

    In addition to good genetic material, nutrition also has a decisive influence on the dog's health. Like descendants of the wolf, dogs are carnivores, this also applies to Hokkaido. The original dog especially likes fish. In his homeland., Japan, where it is still traditionally used for fishing and where salmon are fished on their way to spawning grounds with great skill and speed of reaction, this preference is not always appreciated – because the Hokkaido first he eats the fish caught by himself and only gives away some of his prey when he is full.

    Ratings of Hokkaido

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

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    Suitable as a first dog ?

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    Intelligence ?

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    Hokkaido Videos

    15 Things You Should Know About Ainu Dog
    Hokkaido Puppy Katana

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 261
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.

    FCI Hokkaido breed standard

    Hokkaido FCI Hokkaido FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dō-ken, Ainu-ken, Seta, Ainu dog, Hokkaido-Ken (English).
      2. Aïnou, Ainu-ken, Hokkaïdo-ken (French).
      3. Hokkaido-Hund, Ainu-Hund, Ainu Inu, Hokkaido-Ken (German).
      4. Hokkaido (cão) (Portuguese).
      5. Dō-ken, Ainu-ken, Ainu Dog (Spanish).

    American Akita
    Estados Unidos FCI 344 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Akita Americano

    Dog of great physical strength and very resistant to cold.

    Content

    History of the American Akita

    Also known as Great Japanese Dog. This structure Molosser dog has its origins in Japan, in 1603 where his first ancestors come from Akita Prefecture.

    Originally, history American Akita It was the same as the Japanese Akita. From 1603, from the Akita Prefecture, the dogs called “Matagi Akitas” (medium-sized dogs for bear hunting) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868, race crossed with Tosa and Mastiffs. For this reason, the increased size of the race, but some features, traits of dogs Spitz type, disappeared. In 1908, by prohibiting dogfighting, This breed has been preserved, prospered and developed into a large Japanese breed. After, in 1931, 9 Dogs of this breed dogs were recognized as excellent.

    During the Second World War (1939-1945), often used the dogs' fur for making military clothing.

    Police ordered all dogs captured less German shepherds, which were used for military tasks. Some fanciers tried to circumvent the order by crossbreeding their dogs German shepherds.

    Al finalizarse the Second World War, The number of Akitas He was down dangerously and the dogs came in 3 ways:

      1) Matagi Akitas
      2) Fighting dogs Akitas
      3) Akita / German Shepherd

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    The situation of the race was bad. During the procedure of restoration of the race after the war, Kongo-go, a dog from the bloodline Dewa, enjoyed a temporary popularity but still very large.

    A great number of Akitas of this bloodline, which they exhibited characteristics of the influence of Mastiff or German shepherds, They were taken to USA by US military. The Akita belonging to the Dewa line dogs were intelligent and capable of adapting to different areas. They loved breeders in USA bloodline and was developed thanks to the progressive increase in the number of breeders with a duplicated popularity.

    Thus, as 1950 Japanese breeders decided to restore the old type, and use the Akita Inu line ichinoseski, created by Engineer Ichinoseski, and dogs spitz Japanese to recover the traits of the old Akita Inu. Americans raised the Akita Inu Dewa line, and carried, being a big dog and powerful-looking.

      Increasingly moves away from its origin are created 2 remained:

    The American Akita or (The Great Japanese Dog) It is an animal with an orientation towards defense and may have dark mask without being penalized, and copies are allowed or unmasked blazer, even with a black head; while its “brother” Japanese, the Akita, are more amiable, more fierce and white mask, or the famous Urajiro, because the breed standard Akita, not accept the black mask. The verdicts, it gives preference, in countries affiliated to FCI, to the Akita Inu without masks to Akita Inu with black mask, because the Japanese demanded it, and as the country of origin Akita Inu, dominated his opinion on that topic.

    Thus, in the '90s is given a name change that makes the two branches differ: To the American Akita It was called “Great Japanese Dog” and is located in the group II classification in FCI. U.S. experts do not accept the division and decide to continue placing the two races within one in beauty pageants.

    Thus, as breeders and breed lovers of countries affiliated to FCI, achieved in the year 2005 that locate him again in the Grupo V, and it is called a definitive, and with the consent of the Japanese as American Akita.

    It is necessary to clarify, this discussion of American Akita and your name, wearing a background of difference between Japanese and Americans, and has passed in recent years for the good of the race.

    Did you know ..?

    The Akita also proves to be unusual with their grooming habits, He is licking his body like a cat. And that's not its only feature “feline”: like a tiger, They haunt their prey silently, with the body close to the ground.

    Physical characteristics American Akita

    Describes the standard, which is the ideal expected of the breed, both morphologically and in temperament. These dogs have in their temperament, the essence of ancient Japanese warriors, since as they are stoic, brave, devoted to his master, silent, little bark, They also have a strong prey, guard and defense.

    American Akita It is a dog of great physical strength, resistant to pain and thanks to its double coat are quite resistant to cold.

    Must wear tail curled over the back and mantle comes in different shades, copy may have a black mask, have no mask, have blaze, your head or be completely black color.

    American Akita character and skills

    They have a strong territorial instinct and are often aggressive with other dogs, especially if male, so it is advisable to accustom them from puppies to family or other pets.

    They are very loyal to your home and your family. It is always recommended to have an obedient dog healthy, provide discipline, exercise and affection in that order.

    They need not always be black coffee can I be white but are different from those Akita japoneses. the American Akita They are very playful but very rough when playing.

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    Ratings of the American Akita

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

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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    Dogs breeds: American Akita

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 344
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 5: Asiatic Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.
    • AKC – Group 3: Working dogs

    FCI American Akita breed standard

    American Akita FCI American Akita FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. American Akita, Great Japanese Dog (English).
      2. Akita américain, Grand Chien Japonais (French).
      3. Amerikanischer Akita, Great Japanese Dog, Großer Japanischer Hund (German).
      4. Akita americano, Grande cão japonês (Portuguese).
      5. Akita Americano, Gran Perro Japonés (Spanish).

    Akita
    Japón FCI 255 - Asian Spitz and related breeds


    Akita Inu

    Loving and protective of the family, distrustful to strangers.

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    History of the Akita

    Also called Akita Inu , It is a breed of dog of the Japan, named for the Akita Prefecture, where it is believed that it originated. From time to time is called Akita-ken. In its origins was a hunting dog and for generations it was used by the Warriors of the Japan as defense and attack dog. It was also used for hunting bears. It is an easy dog ​​to train and a character very balanced.

    Loving and protective of the family, distrustful to strangers, Although it will not attack on a whim. It is a dog barking and majestic appearance. It is considered a breed apart from American Akita.

    In Spain the Akita It is considered a potentially dangerous race, 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.

      In the news, the Akita Inu It is considered the National dog of Japan and in 1931 It was designated a national monument.

    The Akita (Akita dog) It is the tallest of Japanese dogs and over the years this dog has been, dog fight, symbol of wealth and prestige. owning a Akita Inu It was an honor allowed only the nobility, good luck talisman and symbol, while a statuette Akita Inu It gives away when a baby is born or when someone gets sick.

    Did You Know?

    The movie of 2009 “Hachi”, starring Richard Gere, It is based on the true story of a Japanese Akita named Hachiko. After the death of its owner, Hachiko waited every day at the train station for the man to return, every day until the end of his life.

    Physical characteristics of the Akita

    Its size is that of a dog medium- but strong Constitution, balanced and capable of performing the work of a large dog.

    It is a little longer than high, has the chest wide and deep, and the level back. His movement should be flexible and powerful. Its fur can have four colors: red, Sesame, striped or white pure.

    The size of your skull is proportional to your body. The front and the neck is thick and muscular. The ears are relatively small, triangular and stops, preferred if they are inclined forward. The nose is usually black and lips are black, Although the language is usually pink.

    The eyes they are small, sometimes distant between themselves, almost triangular, Brown. It has a strong and straight back, with a broad and muscular kidney region. It has the chest deep, arched ribs and perfectly raised abdomen.

    The limb anterior and posterior they must be well developed and be strong to be able to function well in all activities. The feet are solid, round and well closed, your nails are hard. Palmípedas feet as cats, and is an excellent swimmer. The tail is high implementation, thick and carried vigorously coiled on the back.

    The hair covering the tail is longer which covers the rest of the body. The fur, thick and double, is rough and short. The internal layer is thick and soft hair.

      Color varieties are red, striped and white.

    All colors (except for the White) They should have "urajiro» (whitish hair on the sides of the snout, cheeks, under the jaw and neck, on the chest, abdomen, under the tail and on the inside of the legs).

    Usually measured in 64 a 71 centimeters tall. The females Despite reach 30 a 49 kg, and males of 34 a 53 kg.

    The current reconstruction to return to the Japanese type, It is taken as exemplary base line ichinoseski, In addition using, Spitz japoneses to recover characteristics of old Akita Inu.

    Akita character and skills

    One character reserved and quiet, will remain impassive in irritating situations, minor. Take the dominant role in the relationship with other dogs, You will not look confrontation unless it has previously been challenged. It must be used, from puppy, the relationship with all kinds of dogs and other animals to live with him, so, getting our Akita Inu a totally socialized dog. With regard to their owners will be loving, loyal and protective. You will have a friendly character with people in general unless they prove bad intentions.

    It's a race that no bark unless you have a good reason. When a Akita Inu bark you have to pay attention to. The character of Akita Inu It takes on special importance his protective instinct toward family and belongings.

    It is equipped with a temperament quiet and balanced, It is a dog that will support the antics of the children with enormous patience, is more, is particularly at ease in the company of children, that will become inseparable and will defend them and protect it from any intruders either person or animal even with your life.

      They are known as dogs faithful and also Smart.

    The Akita They can live happily in apartments, When given exercise. They need to be socialized from puppies. To enjoy the love and the human company, they are very happy to be with other dogs. The Akita They are become excitable when seeing their owners, often moving around them.

    These dogs are very good with children. It has a reputation for being an excellent domestic dog. They become big dogs in the family with proper training and socialization.

    The protective instinct makes them particularly dangerous to children who may visit the home (they do not tolerate well, the shouts of children playing), should be taken into account we should accustom the animal children incorporated home, These dogs when they arrive home accept members of the family in a herd, new children if they arrive after the can are alien to him and have to adjust them so that there are no problems.

      Akita Inu average longevity is about 10 years, It is similar, to other breeds of their size.

    A dog with history… Hachiko: The akita who waited 10 years the return of his master died as a sign of loyalty. A film based on the true story has been made, call Hachiko Monogatari. There is also an adaptation in English, with the title always by your side, Hachiko.

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    Akita Ratings

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

    adaptation ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dog friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Affection Level ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Exercise Needs ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    1.0 rating
    1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Health Issues ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    5.0 rating
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Dogs breeds: Akita

    Type and recognitions:

    • Group 5 Dogs (Spitz and primitive type.) / Section 5 (Asian Spitz and related breeds.), FCI 255
    • Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Alternative names:

      1. Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, Great Japanese Dog (English).
      2. Akita, Akita Inu, Akita Ken (French).
      3. Akita, Akita Inu, Akita Ken, Japanischer Akita (German).
      4. Akita Inu (Portuguese).
      5. Akita Inu, Akita, perro de Akita, Akita Ken (Spanish).

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