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Akita
Japón FCI 255 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

The Akita he is affectionate and protective with the family, suspicious of strangers.


Akita Inu

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Characteristics "Akita"

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 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.

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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History “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. Originally it 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, suspicious of 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 symbol and talisman, while a statuette Akita Inu It gives away when a baby is born or when someone gets sick.

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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 own life.

Physical characteristics “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 from each other, almost triangular, Brown color. 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. It has webbed feet like 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.
The color varieties they 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 in the neck, on the chest, abdomen, under the tail and on the inside of the legs).

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

The current reconstruction to return to the Japanese type, based on copies of the line ichinoseski, In addition using, Spitz japoneses to recover characteristics of the old Akita Inu.

Character and skills “Akita”

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 especially comfortable in the company of the little ones, 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. Even though they enjoy love and 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.

Average longevity “Akita” is of some 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 movie 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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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5: Section: 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds
  • AKC – of work Toy
  • ANKC – Group 6 (Utility)
  • CKC – Group 3 – (Working dogs)
  • ​KC – of work
  • NZKC – Utility
  • UKC – Northern races


FCI breed standard "Akita"

FCIFCI - Akita
Akita Inu

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 (español).

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

Akita Americano

The American Akita is a dog of great physical strength and very resistant to cold.

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Characteristics "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 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.

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Affection level ⓘ

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Toilet ⓘ

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Friendly with strangers ⓘ

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barking ⓘ

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Health ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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Cat friendly ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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History “American Akita”


Also Known As Great Japanese Dog. This dog with a molossian structure 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. Then, 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.

The police ordered that all the dogs except the 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 had shrunk dangerously and the dogs were coming 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 Dewa bloodline, enjoyed a temporary popularity but still very large.

A big number of Akitas of this bloodline, that presented characteristic exterior features of the influence of the Mastiff or German shepherds, They were taken to USA by US military. The Akitas belonging to the Dewa line were intelligent dogs capable of adapting to different environments.. They loved breeders in USA and the bloodline was developed thanks to the progressive increase in the number of breeders with doubled popularity.

it is so, as 1950 Japanese breeders decided to restore the old type, and use the Akita Inu of the line ichinoseski, created by Engineer Ichinoseski, and dogs spitz Japanese to recover the traits of the old Akita Inu. Americans breed 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 the countries affiliated with the FCI, to the Akita Inu without masks to Akita Inu with black mask, since the Japanese demanded it, and for being the country of origin of the Akita Inu, dominated his opinion on that topic.

It was like this, that in the 1990s there was a name change that differentiated the two branches: 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.

it is so, as breeders and lovers of the breed from countries affiliated to the 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 been overcome in recent years for the good of the race.

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The Akita also proves to be unusual with their grooming habits, He is licking his body like a cat. And that's not his only trait “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 their double coat they 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.

Character and skills “American Akita”

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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AKITA AMERICANO 6 MONTHS; ROMYNA

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.
  • AKC – Group 3: Working dogs


FCI breed standard "American Akita"

FCIFCI - American Akita
Akita Inu

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

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

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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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“. But, 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. But: 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. But, it makes sense to get the puppy used to bathing. But, 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. But, 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. But, 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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Joy ?

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Videos "Shikoku"

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

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.
  • 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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Eurasian
Alemania FCI 291 . Asian Spitz and related breeds

Eurasier

The Eurasian is self-confident, quiet, tolerant, adaptable, willing to learn and smart.

Content

History

In the Decade of 1960, Julius Wipfel raised females of Keeshond (Wolfspitz) and males of Chow-Chow en Weinheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, initially the Wolf-Chow. He finally raised this dog with him Samoyed and obtained an original dog with a natural structure and a balanced character.

In 1973 the breed was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and it is, therefore, the youngest German dog breed. The youngest breed, officially recognized German breed owes its name to its original European breeds (Keeshond = EUR) and asian (Chow-Chow and Samoyed = ASIER). The task of the robust companion and family dog ​​with character was not even hunting, nor grazing, nor on guard. The Eurasian was bred solely as a social partner for humans.

Physical characteristics

The Eurasian is balanced, well built, medium-sized, with erect ears. It can be of different colours: beige, reddish brown, the Grey Wolf, black. A characteristic feature is the pattern of the coat of agoutis and the patterns of bands and stripes, that for example wolves also have.
The male has a height of 52 to 60 the cross and weighs cm, approximately, of 23 to 32 kg. The female has a height of 48 to 56 cm to cross and weighs between 18 to 26 kg.
Typical of the coat of the Eurasian is his dense undercoat, which is an excellent protection against the cold and also repels dirt. Just the muzzle, the face, the ears and the front of the legs are short-haired. The tail, the back of the front legs and the back legs have long hairs.

By the way, the Eurasian get their tongues partially and sometimes even completely blue from the Chow-Chow, whose blue tongue merged with the pink tongue of the Keeshond and Samoyed.

Character and skills

The Eurasian is self-confident, quiet, tolerant, adaptable, willing to learn and smart. Above all, animals are very close to their family members, which does not make them a one man dog.

The Eurasian they need constant and close contact with their humans and are therefore completely unsuitable for housing in kennels. In an animal shelter, these sensitive dogs would suffer extraordinarily and eventually wither away. How the Eurasiers are so focused on their family, should not be left in the hands of other people, even when they are on vacation. Wants to be with his family, always and everywhere.

These sensitive animals have a special feeling for the mood and disposition of their humans, and have a distinctive social behavior towards others Eurasian. It also, dogs of this breed are elegant, self-confident and at the same time pleasantly stubborn. They can even trick their owners into getting their way.

Activities with the Eurasian

Although the Eurasian does not have pronounced hunting behavior, a certain prey drive may be present, as in most dogs. But, with a loving consistency, understanding, patience and treats, the Eurasian can be trained to become trouble-free and appreciative companions, that adapt to all situations in life. But, training in an outer hand is out of the question for a Eurasian. If you demand absolute obedience to a dog, you must choose another race.

The Eurasian they need about two hours of exercise a day. Your urge to move can be ideally satisfied by jogging, cycling the agility. Monotonous catch-up games like the one in “look for sticks” quickly bore this clever animal.

Eurasian care

Despite the dense undercoat, the care of the coat of the Eurasian it is not complicated and is limited to brushing once a week only during the change of coat, must be combed daily. The Eurasier's tongue varies from pink to an infinite number of varieties from pied blue to pure blue.. The inheritance of Chow-Chow fascinates many passers-by and often leads to confusion with the Chinese race. A Eurasier is an incorruptible friend for life.

Buying a Eurasian from a breeder

If you want to buy a puppy of Eurasian, you will need to be prepared for waiting periods, because there are only some 300 or 400 puppies per year under the umbrella organization of the VDH (German Canine Federation. Cubs Eurasian cost around 1000 EUR.

Characteristics "Eurasian"

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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friendly dog ​​ⓘ

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hair loss ⓘ

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Home ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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Surveillance ⓘ

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joy ⓘ

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Images "Eurasian"

Photos:

1 – Kai de Eurasipomer (Nombre original Selly de Eurasipomer) by Siasegos / CC BY-SA
2 – Eurasier by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eurasier_liegend.jpg
3 – Eurasier by https://flic.kr/p/eKr7Rv
4 – Eigen gemaakte foto van een Eurasier (hondenras) by Ekta / CC BY-SA
5 – A beautiful Eurasier male I met during a walk. His name is Haiko vom Born by https://flic.kr/p/UAo4j3
6 – Adult tan and black eurasier dog on body of water by https://www.pikrepo.com/fwskj/adult-tan-and-black-eurasier-dog-on-body-of-water

Videos "Eurasian"

Eurasian - Breed of dog
Dogs breeds: Eurasian
Raffi - Eurasian - 3 Week Residential Dog Training at Adolescent Dogs
Raffi – Eurasian – 3 Week Residential Dog Training at Adolescent Dogs

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 – Non sporting
  • CKC – Group 3 – Working Dogs
  • ​KC – Utility
  • NZKC – Non Sporting
  • UKC – Northern Breeds


FCI breed standard "Eurasian"

FCIFCI - Eurasian
Eurasian

Alternative names:

1. Eurasian Dog (English).
2. Eurasier (French).
3. Eurasier (Hunderasse) (German).
4. Eurasier (Portuguese).
5. Eurasian (español).

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Hokkaido
Japón FCI 261 - Asian Spitz and related breeds

Hokkaido

The Hokkaido still a very rare breed of dog, who is hardly ever seen outside of his 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 the year 1000 A.C. The offspring of Hokkaido dogs, 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 it has been used as a guard dog in the Hokkaido Island, and, as well, 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 difficult to access 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, who is hardly ever seen outside of his 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. Their weight varies between 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. Its colors vary between fiery red, black and grey.

Character and skills

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

Within the family, is a tame animal, Devoto, with a safe and protective temperament with children if he is accustomed to their presence from an early age. 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 a garden where you can be at your leisure.

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 shedding to remove dead hair from your dog.. It also, 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, likes to jump into rivers or lakes and “bathing” over there, in the second place, it is naturally very clean and thirdly, the skin's own protective barrier should not be attacked by too frequent bathing or even dog shampoo.

Hokkaido Health

In fact, a possible inbreeding in the breeding of Hokkaido in Europe, since due to the rarity of this breed there are very few breeding dogs. So, there is a realistic risk of undesirable hereditary diseases being introduced. A close look at the pedigree is worth it in any case and can perhaps prevent 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 caught on their way to spawning grounds with great skill and reaction speed, 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.

Characteristics "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 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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Suitable as a first dog ?

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Weight gain ?

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Health ?

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Intelligence ?

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Tendency to flee ?

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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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Videos "Hokkaido"

HTTPS://youtube.com/watch?v=Z34qpCIZ9YM
15 Things You Should Know About Ainu Dog
HTTPS://youtube.com/watch?v=ZDlVRoYaXKE
Hokkaido Puppy Katana

Type and recognitions:

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Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Hokkaido"

FCIFCI - Hokkaido
Hokkaido

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 (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. So, 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). But, 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. But, 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. So, 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

But, 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.. But, 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. So, 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. But, during the layer change time (twice a year), the Kai should come in contact with a brush daily. In this way, dead hairs can be eliminated and the flooding of strands of hair in the house can be reduced a little..

Kai nutrition

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

Where can I get a Kai?

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

Characteristics "Kai"

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

Training ?

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Suitability of the apartment ?

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Can be alone all day ?

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Suitable as a first dog ?

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Weight gain ?

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Health ?

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Intelligence ?

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Tendency to bite ?

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Tendency to flee ?

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Suitable as a guard dog ?

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Joy ?

3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat friendliness ?

1.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Power level ?

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Videos "Kai"

HTTPS://youtube.com/watch?v=-gcJ69FZbJk
Kai Ken Tiger Dog – Natural Hunter and Extremely Rare Dog
HTTPS://youtube.com/watch?v=aEBx-Luw_zo
Kai Ken / kai Toraken / Tora Inu – Breed of dog

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 "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).

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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.

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, 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. But, 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. But, 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.. But, 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. But, 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. But, 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"

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 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 "Kishu"

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

Type and recognitions:

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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).