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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.