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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.

Dog Food for Your Ainu Dog

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Picky No More large breed dog food

Picky No More™ Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of large breed dogs.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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