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Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273 - Primitive type

Canaan Dog

Suspicious of strangers and very affectionate towards members of his clan

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History

The Canaan Dog belong to the group of “pariah dog”, found throughout the Afro-Asian region. They live near human settlements, tolerated by humans, but they are not encouraged or fed. For primitive peoples they are useful as a destroyer of all organic residues.. Even today, the Canaan Dog they live in herds in the desert. If Bedouins need a guard dog for their camp or a herding dog for their sheep, they look for a wild female who raises her cubs in a cave, they throw a piece of bread at him every now and then until they have chosen the strongest male cub that will guard their camp in the future.

Cynologically, the “pariah dog” belong to the Spitz family, the oldest family of dogs in the world. Cave paintings thousands of years old show these dogs as hunting helpers. With the time, the original type of Spitz adapted to the situation of its environment. The Canaan Dog is the most developed form of the type Spitz in israel today. The canaan dogs still possess strong survival instincts, what makes them smart, independent and also very cautious dogs.

The Canaan breed has been domesticated by outcast wild dogs, namely, by Rudolphina Menzel, a canine behaviorist and cynologist who emigrated from Vienna to Palestine in the 1930. He took some of them home and was amazed at how easily they were tamed and trained. They were lively and loving. The teacher Menzel I call them canaan dogs in honor of the Biblical land of Canaan and campaigned for them to be recognized as a race.

Canaan dog physical characteristics

The height at the withers of these square animals, strong and medium in size is about 50 to 60 cm., while males are usually much larger than females. In general, the sex characteristics between female and male dogs are very pronounced. For example, the rather broad skull of the Canaan Dog, that narrows at a point towards the front, is clearly visible, especially in males. The head is always well proportioned. Standing ears, slightly laterally arranged, triangular and wide, as well as his almond-shaped and dark eyes, give you a very alert and intelligent expression. In fact, nothing escapes the watchman Canaan Dog, even when asleep.

HAIR:
Thick layer, rough and straight, short to medium length. The inner layer is very close and abundant.

COLOR:
Sandy to reddish brown, white, black or mottled, with or without mask. If there is a mask, must be symmetrical. A black mask and white markings are allowed for all colors. A pattern such as the Boston Terrier. Gray colors are not allowed, striped, black and tan or tricolor. The characteristic colors of the desert – sandy, dorado, Red and cream – are particularly typical of the breed.

Character and skills Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is lively, sensitive, distrustful of strangers, defensive, but not aggressive by nature. Watcher not only of humans, but also other animals. He is faithful and devoted to his family. The relationship with its owner means for him a partnership, both sides taking and giving. The Canaan Dog you don't have to follow your owner everywhere and submissively read every wish in his eyes. There are times when he shows his love and wants to be caressed. But other times he minds his own business and only belongs to himself.. If one responds to his character, a deep understanding develops between man and animal, which is even more attractive, since one must acquire their trust and affection. This special bond makes it difficult to place the Canaan Dog adults in new settings.

Protects their owner's children and shows a lot of tolerance towards the little ones. However, parents should ensure the dog has a chance to withdraw.

The Canaan Dog they are good watchdogs, but they are not attackers by nature. Only when a Canaan Dog you have the impression that he or his family is seriously threatened, will attack. The Canaan Dog barks as a warning, gives a dangerous appearance, and that is usually enough.

The Canaan Dog can react aggressively to other dogs who dare to pass by his property. Aggression between dogs of the same sex is not uncommon among Canaanites. Each Canaan is different. You have to watch it closely to know what collisions – with other dogs on walks – it is better to avoid.

Canaan Dog education

One Canaan Dog he would never do anything that could harm himself. Nor would it comply with its owner's commands without first questioning their meaning.. You can't demand obedience from this dog. However, once you have gained confidence in your human and recognize him as “leader of the pack”, is very cooperative and obedient. Loyalty to his master and his quick understanding make him, despite its independence, an easy-to-handle dog, who can learn the necessary basic obedience without restrictions. However, during training its primitive nature must be taken into account, so it certainly takes some compromises and tricks to convince the Canaan Dog that obedience is worth it. For inexperienced beginners, this self-assured breed is not suitable.

where can i get canaan dog?

Today, not only in his homeland Israel, but also in the US. and in several European countries, like germany, Finland, England, Italy or Switzerland, there are breeders who have dedicated themselves to this special and still very rare breed. The addresses of the breeders can be found in the national kennel clubs or, of course, on the Internet. If you are considering buying a Canaan, enough time should be taken to consider your purchase decision thoroughly. This is true of all dogs, but especially for him Canaan Dog, because this original and independent four-legged friend is no ordinary family dog.

Canaan Dog care

The rough coat naturally repels dirt and only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Only in the phase of the biannual coat change should it come into contact with a brush or comb daily to remove dead hairs from the dense undercoat and reduce the tuft of carpet hairs, the sofa or the blanket.

Canaan Dog nutrition

While the Canaan, as “pariah dog” on freedom, forages for its own food and feeds on whatever organic waste humans leave behind, as a domestic dog it depends on the support of its owner. But what do you give such an original wild dog? In general: Dogs are carnivores by nature., no matter if they are Sheepdogs, Sausage dog or even Canaan. This means that the food must be largely meat. (around the 70 per cent). Meat is the most important source of protein for the dog. Its entire masticatory and digestive system is oriented to the processing of meat: the strong teeth, strong chewing muscles, the relatively short intestinal tract and digestive juices that are quite aggressive in contrast to humans.

Canaan Dog health

The race Canaan Dog It is very healthy, it does not have typical diseases and it is considered very clean..

Characteristics "Canaan Dog"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Canaan Dog" 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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Images "Canaan Dog"

Photos:

1 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Canaan dog by Canaan Dog, Kennel Samorodok Hanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Canaan dog by SamorodokhanaanaCanaan Dogs from "Samorodok" http://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Canaan dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1503483
6 – Canaan dog by Samorodokhanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Canaan dog by Arikk, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Canaan Dog"

Canaan – Top 10 Facts
Canaan Dogs | Breed Judging 2020

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.
  • AKCHerding
  • ANKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • CKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • ​KCUtility
  • NZKCNonsporting
  • UKC – sighthounds and pariah


FCI breed standard "Canaan Dog"

FCIFCI - Canaan Dog
Canaan

Alternative names:

    1. Bedouin Sheepdog, Palestinian Pariah Dog (English).
    2. Canaan dog (French).
    3. Canaan Dog, Israel-Spitz (German).
    4. Cão de canaã (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Canaán, Kelev Kna’aní, kunean alkalb (español).

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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. It also, three varieties of Shikoku, which were named after the respective region in which they live: pity, Hongawa and Hata. As 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.

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1 – “Shikoku” 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 laymen in Europe this four-legged friend is also reminiscent of a dog which 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 dogs of the type 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 people and looks for 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 it may be on the move 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.

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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, grooming every few days is enough. Check your ears right now too, so you can clean them with 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 respects 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 can face challenges that need to be countered from puppyhood. So do not 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. Consequently, find a puppy of Shikoku 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.

Characteristics "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 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 "Shikoku"

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

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Shikoku"

FCIFCI - Shikoku
Shikoku

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 (español).

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Japanese Spitz
Japón FCI 262 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz he 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 along with 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, own breeding was established 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. As country of origin, Japan was indicated 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 puppies is declining, 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 to 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 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. The company of people is the priority. Pets or other pets are not enough. Although the Japanese spitz usually get along with them. So if you're short on 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.

Care “Japanese Spitz”

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, that is to say, brush your teeth at least once a week, or better daily. Diseases or inflammations of the eyes, nose, ears and claws can also be detected and treated at an early stage through 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 breeding animals used must have an impeccable genetic makeup to exclude genetic diseases from the start. Dogs in which hereditary diseases typical of the breed have occurred should be excluded from breeding for the sake of the health of the breed. This also includes the tendency to dislocate the patella (slipping of the patella 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 diseases typical 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. It also, 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 for 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 to 5 times a day, an adult raw food and bones 2 times a day.

Purchase of 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 at 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, that is to say, the papers, the pedigree and the contract of sale, but also the 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? Do 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. It also, 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..

Characteristics "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 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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Images "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 mostlegendary@gmail.com, 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

Videos "Japanese Spitz"

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

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs 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 breed standard "Japanese Spitz"

FCIFCI - Japanese Spitz
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 (español).

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Korea Jindo Dog
Corea del Sur FCI 334 . Asian Spitz and related breeds

The Korea Jindo Dog It is the classic single master dog.

Korean Jindo

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Characteristics "Korea Jindo Dog"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Korea Jindo Dog" 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.

Training ?

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History

Korea Jindo Dog

The exact origins of this dog breed are lost in the dark of history.. With a probability that borders on certainty, it can be assumed that the breed is actually of Korean origin, more precisely from the island of Jindo in southwestern Korea. Due to the isolated geographic location, this type of dog was only found here. Finally, an export ban on the breed was imposed, which is still valid today.

In his homeland., the Korea Jindo Dog is under the protection of nature and species. In 1938 the breed was declared the national animal of Korea. However, some quadrupeds have crossed the borders: In the Decade of 1980, local people smuggled specimens into the US. In 2003 took place in Great Britain the first official exhibition of a Korea Jindo Dog outside asia. In the USA., the “Korean Association of Jindo from America” is working now to preserve this breed.

Physical characteristics

This four-legged Korean friend is one of the best in Asia. With a weight of about 14 to 21 kilograms and a height of 34 to 47 cm to the cross, the Korea Jindo Dog belongs to medium-sized dogs. Carries its tail curled or sickle-shaped on its back. The relatively small, upright ears are also typical of the point..

While in Korean standardized breeding only white and red coat colors are recognized, depending on the frame organization the following other coat colors are allowed: kitsch, black and tan, grey, black and Brindle.

Character and skills

The Korea Jindo Dog shows the corresponding original features. It is considered to be independent, territorial and has a strong hunting instinct, what can make living with other pets impossible, but it doesn't have to be that way with good socialization.

The breed is not easily disturbed and is characterized by great loyalty to its keeper.

It is reserved with strangers: When used as a watchdog, the Korea Jindo Dog indicate in a way the defense of your home your home. Many representatives of the breed do not accept food from strangers. These dogs are playful and intelligent, sometimes even “too smart”, because they can learn to open doors, for example.

When looking for a Jindo, always look for responsible breeders – unfortunately there are also alleged breeders who have bred the Jindo for backyard dogfighting or otherwise have disproportionately promoted the aggressive side of this dog.

education of the “Korea Jindo Dog”

Consistent and clear communication, as well as some experience with dogs are necessary for the education of a Korea Jindo Dog. The docile dog is not only characterized by its intelligence, but also for its primitive behavior and great independence, that you must direct in a controlled way.

As the leader of the pack it is your task to make it clear to him that you know for sure and with confidence where to go.. The Korea Jindo Dog quickly use uncertainties and exceptions to take the helm himself. However, never confuse strong and confident leadership with toughness, as this could destabilize the Korea Jindo Dog and not just destroy educational successes, but also lastingly disturb the bond between you and your partner.

A dog school is a recommended opportunity to introduce the Korea Jindo Dog to other dogs of the same species and to further socialize them.

Health of the “Korea Jindo Dog”

Robust Spitz

It is considered that Korea Jindo Dog it is a robust breed of dog, that he hardly has a predisposition to genetic diseases. Healthy animals can reach an average age of 13 years. The most important health precautions are already taken before birth, thanks to the experience of experienced breeders, that minimize the risk of disease by selecting suitable parent animals, including appropriate preventive exams. Accumulation of the autoimmune disease discoid lupus erythematosus has occasionally been reported (DLE). This skin disease is usually treated for life.

It also, there are some cases of hypothyroidism, what is the lack of thyroid hormone supply to the body. In the Korea Jindo Dog this disease is usually manifested through aggression or apathy and changes in the coat. Otherwise, The same as us, two legged friends, sufficient exercise and healthy nutrition are other important pillars of health. Increased risk of food intolerance in some Jindos can also be counteracted with a balanced diet.

Nutrition del “Korea Jindo Dog”

A high-quality, grain-free, meaty diet is, fortunately, not just appropriate for the species, but also tasty. Both are important criteria, since it is considered that the Korea Jindo Dog is relatively selective. It is best to accustom him to several varieties of the same quality from the age of the puppy. This way you won't find yourself in a situation where, due to prescription changes or delivery issues, suddenly there is no more pet food and you have no alternative. It also, you can usually change different known foods of the same quality without your dog having digestive problems.

Regarding the amount of daily feeding, manufacturers' information can only give approximate values. If you notice that your Jindo is gaining too much weight, adjust your diet accordingly. You should also include treats in your daily ration. It's best to stick to healthy treats, like dental care snacks or dog treats that are 100% meat. Sugar has no place in reward food or snacks. With dry chews such as special dog bones or cow's ears, which are much less greasy than pig's ears, you can satisfy your friend's chewing needs from your Korea Jindo Dog.

Make sure he always has enough water around him to quench his thirst at any time.

Care “Korea Jindo Dog”

The coat of this breed consists of a soft undercoat, depending on the season, and a hard coat. Especially during the coat change twice a year, the Korea Jindo Dog lose a lot of hair. You can limit hair loss on the floor accordingly, combing daily. Outside of coat change time, a weekly hairstyle is enough. At this time you can also check their ears and eyes for dirt and if they need to be cleaned with special ear and eye cleaners for dogs..

The dirt on the coat is better to let it dry and then comb it out. A bath is not normally necessary, but it may be a good idea to gently accustom the Korea Jindo Dog, to a bathroom when he's still a puppy, so it can be cleaned every few months. Be sure to use a mild dog shampoo to avoid damaging the dog's own skin.. Take a regular look at the claws, especially with older dogs. If they are too long, shorten them with claw scissors. This will prevent your dog from getting painfully stuck with them and possibly injuring himself.

Activities with him “Korea Jindo Dog”

give to you Korea Jindo Dog plenty of room to run, also as a jogging partner, but always on a leash. Also for free rescue and search dog work not suitable due to strong hunting instinct. Some Jindos like to learn tricks and play with various toys with great pleasure., that are available in stores. By the way, the Korea Jindo Dog normally stays away from water, so the common splash in the lake should not be included in the list of possible destinations. Many Korea Jindo Dog they even avoid small streams or puddles, refuse to cross a bridge or do not want to go outside in the rain. To enjoy travel without restrictions, should show the young dog that the water on the trail is not a cause for concern and casually, and possibly supported with treats, get used to the unwanted item. Don't force your Jindo to jump into a pond or something similar – will probably never turn into a water rat.

Before buying a “Korea Jindo Dog”

Few dog lovers in Europe are likely to ask this question, since the Korea Jindo Dog It's very weird. It also, you must be a nature lover and have a house or apartment at ground level in the countryside, because this four-legged friend must have a fenced-in property at his disposal, who can monitor. The fence must be generously planned, because the breed has a clear talent for jumping. Therefore, The minimum height of a fence should be 1,80 m. But still keep an eye on your four-legged friend: Many young Jindo, if you have been alone for too long, the urge to discover has taken hold of him: The cunning dogs have quickly learned that a path can be prepared by digging even under fences.

In any case, the intelligence of Jindo can be too much for quite comfortable dog owners who are supposed to keep you physically and mentally busy. This active and above average dog will take up a lot of time on your trips together, because you need to go out, what should normally be done on a leash due to his hunting instinct.
Can be well kept in a family, also with children. Sociable four-legged friend doesn't like to be alone, so he must either be left alone for a very short time or you keep him together with another dog. In Korea it is common for dogs to live outside the house.

The breed is excellent as a guard dog and often recognizes family acquaintances and friends from a distance. You can also befriend the postman if you make it clear that he is one of the “good”.

where can i find a “Korea Jindo Dog?”

In Europe it is not easy to find a Korea Jindo Dog; for example, in Germany not a single litter has been registered in recent years and there are no active breeders. Here it is necessary to investigate to find the nearest breeder. Of course, some breeders also export from abroad, for example from the United States, but this is time consuming and should only be considered for absolute connoisseurs and lovers of the breed. However, might be worth taking a look at asian races Shiba Inu and Akita, which are much more common in Europe and have some similarities to the Korea Jindo Dog. When adopting a puppy from abroad, please consider the relevant entry requirements and especially the necessary vaccinations.

If you are looking for a Korea Jindo Dog adult, you must be on a real winning streak to find one in Europe. It is true that dog owners sometimes underestimate the time and knowledge required for education and harmonious coexistence with a Korea Jindo Dog and, therefore, they give up their four-legged friend. However, this is extremely rare in Europe due to the very small number of Korea Jindo Dog.

Images "Korea Jindo Dog"

Photos:

1 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-feliz-sol-perro-feliz-1792601/
2 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/progreso-perro-jindo-coreano-perro-1138824/
3 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/cachorro-perro-el-progreso-del-perro-1874281/
4 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red by Canarian / CC BY-SA
5 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://flic.kr/p/dYtSF9
6 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red. by Canarian / CC BY-SA

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Jindo or Chindo Dog – Breed of dog

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FCI breed standard "Korea Jindo Dog"

FCIFCI - Korea Jindo Dog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Jindo, Chindo, Jindo Gae, JindoGae (English).
    2. spitz coréen de Jindo (French).
    3. Jindot-gae, KOREANISCHER JINDO (German).
    4. Jindo (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Chindo, Jindo, Yindo (español).

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Canaan Dog
Israel FCI 273 - Primitive type

Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog He is suspicious of strangers and very affectionate with his clan members

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History

The Canaan Dog belong to the group of “pariah dog”, found throughout the Afro-Asian region. They live near human settlements, tolerated by humans, but they are not encouraged or fed. For primitive peoples they are useful as a destroyer of all organic residues.. Even today, the Canaan Dog they live in herds in the desert. If Bedouins need a guard dog for their camp or a herding dog for their sheep, they look for a wild female who raises her cubs in a cave, they throw a piece of bread at him every now and then until they have chosen the strongest male cub that will guard their camp in the future.

Cynologically, the “pariah dog” belong to the Spitz family, the oldest family of dogs in the world. Cave paintings thousands of years old show these dogs as hunting helpers. With the time, the original type of Spitz adapted to the situation of its environment. The Canaan Dog is the most developed form of the type Spitz in israel today. The canaan dog still possess strong survival instincts, what makes them smart, independent and also very cautious dogs.

The Canaan breed has been domesticated by outcast wild dogs, namely, by Rudolphina Menzel, a canine behaviorist and cynologist who emigrated from Vienna to Palestine in the 1930. He took some of them home and was amazed at how easily they were tamed and trained. They were lively and loving. The teacher Menzel I call them canaan dogs in honor of the Biblical land of Canaan and campaigned for them to be recognized as a race.

Physical characteristics “Canaan Dog”

The height at the withers of these square animals, strong and medium in size is about 50 to 60 cm., while males are usually much larger than females. In general, the sex characteristics between female and male dogs are very pronounced. For example, the rather broad skull of the Canaan Dog, that narrows at a point towards the front, is clearly visible, especially in males. The head is always well proportioned. Standing ears, slightly laterally arranged, triangular and wide, as well as his almond-shaped and dark eyes, give you a very alert and intelligent expression. In fact, nothing escapes the watchman Canaan Dog, even when asleep.

HAIR:
Thick layer, rough and straight, short to medium length. The inner layer is very close and abundant.

COLOR:
Sandy to reddish brown, white, black or mottled, with or without mask. If there is a mask, must be symmetrical. A black mask and white markings are allowed for all colors. A pattern such as the Boston Terrier. Gray colors are not allowed, striped, black and tan or tricolor. The characteristic colors of the desert – sandy, dorado, Red and cream – are particularly typical of the breed.

Character and skills “Canaan Dog”

The Canaan Dog is lively, sensitive, distrustful of strangers, defensive, but not aggressive by nature. Watcher not only of humans, but also other animals. He is faithful and devoted to his family. The relationship with its owner means for him a partnership, both sides taking and giving. The Canaan Dog you don't have to follow your owner everywhere and submissively read every wish in his eyes. There are times when he shows his love and wants to be caressed. But other times he minds his own business and only belongs to himself.. If one responds to his character, a deep understanding develops between man and animal, which is even more attractive, since one must acquire their trust and affection. This special bond makes it difficult to place the Canaan Dog adults in new settings.

Protects their owner's children and shows a lot of tolerance towards the little ones. However, parents should ensure the dog has a chance to withdraw.

The Canaan Dog they are good watchdogs, but they are not attackers by nature. Only when a Canaan Dog you have the impression that he or his family is seriously threatened, will attack. The Canaan Dog barks as a warning, gives a dangerous appearance, and that is usually enough.

The Canaan Dog can react aggressively to other dogs who dare to pass by his property. Aggression between dogs of the same sex is not uncommon among Canaanites. Each Canaan is different. You have to watch it closely to know what collisions – with other dogs on walks – it is better to avoid.

Education “Canaan Dog”

One Canaan Dog he would never do anything that could harm himself. Nor would it comply with its owner's commands without first questioning their meaning.. You can't demand obedience from this dog. However, once you have gained confidence in your human and recognize him as “leader of the pack”, is very cooperative and obedient. Loyalty to his master and his quick understanding make him, despite its independence, an easy-to-handle dog, who can learn the necessary basic obedience without restrictions. However, during training its primitive nature must be taken into account, so it certainly takes some compromises and tricks to convince the Canaan Dog that obedience is worth it. For inexperienced beginners, this self-assured breed is not suitable.

Where can I get “Canaan Dog”?

Today, not only in his homeland Israel, but also in the US. and in several European countries, like germany, Finland, England, Italy or Switzerland, there are breeders who have dedicated themselves to this special and still very rare breed. The addresses of the breeders can be found in the national kennel clubs or, of course, on the Internet. If you are considering buying a Canaan, enough time should be taken to consider your purchase decision thoroughly. This is true of all dogs, but especially for him Canaan Dog, because this original and independent four-legged friend is no ordinary family dog.

Care “Canaan Dog”

The rough coat naturally repels dirt and only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Only in the phase of the biannual coat change should it come into contact with a brush or comb daily to remove dead hairs from the dense undercoat and reduce the tuft of carpet hairs, the sofa or the blanket.

Nutrition of the “Canaan Dog”

While the Canaan, as “pariah dog” on freedom, forages for its own food and feeds on whatever organic waste humans leave behind, as a domestic dog it depends on the support of its owner. But what do you give such an original wild dog? In general: Dogs are carnivores by nature., no matter if they are Sheepdogs, Sausage dog or even Canaan. This means that the food must be largely meat. (around the 70 per cent). Meat is the most important source of protein for the dog. Its entire masticatory and digestive system is oriented to the processing of meat: the strong teeth, strong chewing muscles, the relatively short intestinal tract and digestive juices that are quite aggressive in contrast to humans.

Health “Canaan Dog”

The race Canaan Dog It is very healthy, it does not have typical diseases and it is considered very clean..

Characteristics "Canaan Dog"

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Photos:

1 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Canaan dog by Canaan Dog, Kennel Samorodok Hanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Canaan dog by Giora Sluzky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Canaan dog by SamorodokhanaanaCanaan Dogs from "Samorodok" http://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Canaan dog by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1503483
6 – Canaan dog by Samorodokhanaanahttp://www.ruscanaan.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7 – Canaan dog by Arikk, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

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  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 6: Primitive type.
  • AKCHerding
  • ANKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • CKC – Group 7 (Nonsporting)
  • ​KCUtility
  • NZKCNonsporting
  • UKC – sighthounds and pariah


FCI breed standard "Canaan Dog"

FCIFCI - Canaan Dog
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Bedouin Sheepdog, Palestinian Pariah Dog (English).
    2. Canaan dog (French).
    3. Canaan Dog, Israel-Spitz (German).
    4. Cão de canaã (Portuguese).
    5. Perro de Canaán, Kelev Kna’aní, kunean alkalb (español).

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Chow Chow
China FCI 205 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow are distinguished by their unusual blue-black tongue

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History

The Chow Chow has been known for more than 2500 years in China, where it is represented in bas-reliefs of the time. Dog of mysterious origin, belongs to the Spitz family. Some believe it is a cross between a Tibetan Mastiff and a Samoyed., while others think it is more of an original dog, that is to say, that comes from the Nordic dogs (internal temperature above average, particular shape of the bony structure of your skull…). In any case, stories about the origins of Chow Chow they are usually just hypotheses.

In Manchuria and Mongolia it was used as a war dog, to watch over herds or rushes and as a draft animal. The Chow Chow they were also found in Tibetan monasteries: his function was to defend the monks. Occasionally it was a hunting dog, it was eaten in some parts of china, and his skin was also traded.

It was introduced in Europe in 1865, when Queen Victoria of England received one as a gift and started raising it. It was officially recognized by the Kennel Club English little less than 30 years later, in 1894. Today, only used as a pet.

The term Chow Chow has appeared recently. In fact, during the interwar period, the Chow-Chow was known in the West as the “hong kong dog”.

Despite some other blood additions over the years 50, the Chow Chow is a breed that has remained pure.

Physical characteristics

The Chow Chow It is a dog with a robust body that goes hand in hand with its wide skull and its small triangular ears slightly rounded at the tip and it carries them apart with the tip slightly inclined forward which are always erect. His eyes are dark, from Brown to black always small, almendrada form. The nose is completely black and wide except in color Chow cream and white, which supports the color pink. The mouth is wide and strong. They have a characteristic movement in “stringers”, due to the peculiar conformation of their hind legs, which lack angle, and it makes it look like walking on stilts.

It is a dog of agile and balanced movement. By joining the legs in parallel to two in the movement. This breed has a very dense fur that can be rough or soft, which it accumulates more around his neck, giving it its distinctive frill or horsehair. Its fur can be red, black, Blue and cream. Those who have spotted or multi-coloured fur are considered outside the standards of the breed.

The Chow Chow They are distinguished by their unusual bluish-black or purple tongue and strong legs.. The gene for the bluish-black or purple tongue is usually dominant in this breed, and so it also tends to be in from mixed races of a Chow Chow.

A legend that says, When the gods placed the stars in the firmament, pieces of the sky fell that the Chow Chow licked and since that day he has had a blue tongue..

Character and skills

Today, the Chow Chow is commonly a companion dog. His strong sense of ownership of their homes with their - sometimes- intriguing approach to strangers may be misinterpreted by those who do not belong to his family. However, signs of shyness and aggression are not characteristic of this breed. Copies of the sex opposite usually coexist with less tension than with those of the same sex, but it is not uncommon to see Chow Chow of different sexes living together peacefully.

They are extremely loyal to their family and it costs change masters. Affection usually shown only to people you know, so visitors should not push them physically as they will not immediately accept strangers as quickly as they do with their family members.

They are not a very active breed. Life in an apartment suits them, if they are given the opportunity to get enough physical activity daily. The owners must take daily walks with their Chow Chow, so be it in a small place, to maintain their physical and mental abilities in a healthy way.

Although this breed shows low energy most of the time, needs a routine to be able to explore their environment and thus maintain a loving nature. Its typical behavior resembles that of a domestic cat more than that of a dog., for cleaning and its enigmatic nature.

Grooming

Grooming requirements depend on the type of fur. A Chow straight hair needs to be brushed weekly only. One with a rough coat should be brushed every other day. Both varieties molt twice a year, during which the coat will abundantly. Rarely need a bath, although a hot bath followed by a thorough drying can help remove the coat you're missing.

The rest is basic care. Trim nails as needed, usually once a month. Brush your teeth frequently for general good health and fresh breath. Check ears weekly for dirt, redness or odor that may indicate an infection. If the ears look dirty, clean them with a damp cotton ball and a mild ear cleaner recommended by your vet.

Health

The Chow Chow is the breed of dog most affected by Dysplasia elbow. It is also vulnerable to hip dysplasia, dislocation of patella, thyroid disease, Pemphigus Foliaceus and ocular disorders such as entropion and ectropion. The risk of these disorders increases exponentially when they are purchased at pet stores unscrupulous caregivers who do not test their dogs to see if there is existence of genetic disorders. Like this, a potential buyer of this breed should ask about the health status of the pet to buy. Animal caretakers must provide the client with a guarantee of the dog's health. But despite his delicate health, It is an excellent companion dog for humans..

Characteristics "Chow Chow"

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Images "Chow Chow"

credits:

1 – Flickr: Chowdren
2 – International Dog Show, Szczecin 2007 by Remigiusz Józefowicz
3 – Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA / CC BYwww.petsadviser.com
4 – by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/234926
5 – Flickr: Bokeh the Chow by Luigi Borromeo
6 – Flickr: Chowdren (chow chow) by Seongbin Im
7 – by https://www.needpix.com/photo/371158/chow-chow-dog-snow-canine-domestic-pet-portrait-looking-attentive
8 – Russian: photo from the exhibition by Vladimir gubanov

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  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC

  • FCI standard of the breed "Chow Chow"

    FCIFCI - Chow Chow
    CHOW

    Alternative names:

      1. Chow (English).
      2. Chow (French).
      3. Chow (German).
      4. Chow (Portuguese).
      5. Chow (español).

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    Kishu
    Japón FCI 318 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

    Kishu

    The Kishu of Japanese hunting are characterized by their resistance, intelligence, great courage and, usually, a strong hunting instinct.

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    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, rather, they were differentiated and named after the 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 at the beginning of 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.

    Physical characteristics of the Kishu

    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 boar / bear. The Kishu roe deer and hares hunter had a slightly lighter complexion that favored them on the hunt. 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 they originate from hunting wild boar (and secondarily also) of bears. These Kishu Kens 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 game to be brought in 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 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, It must be taken into account that it will be 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. It also, 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 Kishu You can already come into contact with conspecifics of different sizes and thus strengthen your social skills. Please, note that the Kishu you must be physically and mentally exhausted if you don't want to engage in an unpleasant alternative activity – for example, destroying home furnishings or poaching.

    Kishu Health

    Some kishus have a tendency to hypothyroidism, that is to say, an insufficient supply of thyroid hormones, usually due to limited thyroid function. Symptoms include fatigue and reduced performance. The owners of a Kishu they 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. Otherwise, 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 previously unseen representatives of the breed, 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 companion animal is sensitive to. For this you must be patient and consult your veterinarian, because you should only give a certain food during a predetermined period of time. If the complaints improve with feeding, you can try another feeding. If the symptoms worsen, 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 ground.. 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 be prepared for long journeys, if you have decided to adopt a Kishu – and learn more about adopting a puppy abroad before. Be sure to avoid advertisers who claim to sell you a pup from 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 breeds of the Spitz type or corresponding hybrids at 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.

    Characteristics "Kishu"

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    Videos "Kishu"

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

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    • Section : . .

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Kishu"

    FCIFCI - Kishu
    Kishu

    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 (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.

    Content

    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"

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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).