At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 18" - 20"

Life Span: 12 years

Japanese Kishu

Also know as: Kishu, Kishu Inu

Group: Sporting

Origin: Japan (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: 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.

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

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

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

Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Japanese Kishu.


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