Japanese Kai Ken
Weight: 35 - 40 lbs.
Height: 18" - 23"
Life Span: 11 - 13 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: Japan (1700s)
Also Known As: Kai Dog, Kai Inu, Tora Inu, Tiger Dog
Group: Northern Breed / Spitz
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
Regular brushing is required for your Japanese Kai Ken.
The Japanese Kai Ken tends to be extremely devoted to a single owner. It is often headstrong and difficult to train. However, it can adjust to apartment or city living if given plenty of opportunities to exercise. Makes an excellent watchdog.
Compatibility with Kids
Often good with children
Originally used for hunting large game, the breed fell out of favor with the Japanese people once European breeds started being imported into the country after WWI. In the 1930s, breeder Haruo Isogai worked to improve the reputation of the Kai Dog, earning the breed a designation as a "Natural Monument.""