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Ainu Dog

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 65 lbs.

Height: 18" - 22 "

Life Span: 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Ancient Japan

Also Known As: Hokkaido, Seta, Shita

Group: Northern Breed / Spitz

Category: Companion Dog, Sled Dog, Guard Dog

Exercise Needs

Regular moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Ainu Dog.


Brave and loyal, the Ainu Dog is a good watchdog.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Probably the oldest of the Japanese breeds, the Ainu Dog is known for being a big-game hunter and the village guardian. Designated as a Natural Monument in 1937.