Kishu Ken

Also known as: Kishu Inu

Breed origin: Japan
Original purpose: Boar and deer hunting.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 30 to 60 lbs
Size: Height: 17 to 22 inches
General characteristics/temperament: The Kishu Ken is tough, agile, friendly, courageous, and loyal. They are highly intelligent and naturally clean. They have a high prey drive and require a fenced yard. They are often aloof with strangers but very loving and affectionate with their families. They do not do well in a kennel environment, but need to be included in family activities. They are often strong-willed and must be socialized and obedience trained.

Good with children? Yes if raised with them.

Exercise requirement: Regular walks or runs, plus a fenced yard to roam and play.

Grooming requirement: Brush weekly, more frequently during shedding season once or twice a year. Bathe as needed.

Recommended books for further reading:

Japanese Dogs: Akita, Shiba, and Other Breeds
By Michiko Chiba and Lucy North
Published in 2003
96 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Wikipedia breed information page

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