At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 40 lbs.

Height: 18" - 23"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Japanese Kai Ken

Also know as: Kai Dog, Kai Inu, Tora Inu, Tiger Dog

Group: Sporting

Origin: Japan (1700s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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."

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: No special exercise requirements.

Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Japanese Kai Ken.


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