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Japanese Kishu

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 18" - 20"

Life Span: 12 years

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

Origin: Japan (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Kishu, Kishu Inu

Group: Northern Breed / Spitz

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Japanese Kishu requires plenty of space and exercise, such as a daily walk, run, romp or play session.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Japanese Kishu.


The Japanese Kishu is an alert dog with a calm, gentle demeanor. The Japanese Kishu is affectionate toward its owners.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


An ancient breed, the Kishu may have originated on Kyushu, the large island south of Japan. Originally used for hunting, fishing, and guarding, today the rare breed is mostly kept as a highly-prized companion.

Dog Food for Your Japanese Kishu

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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