Hokkaido dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Japan
- Group: Working
- Weight: 20-30 kg
- Height: 46-52 cm
- Colors: white, black, red, brindle, brown
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: easy to groom
- Temperament: bold, alert, obedient, brave
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 7 puppies
- Lifespan: 11 - 13 years
- Other names: Ainu Inu, Ainu-Ken, do-ken, Hokkaido Dog, Hokkaido Ken Hokkaidoken, Hokkaido, Seta
Hokkaido Ainu or is the oldest breed in Japan, declared in 1937 in the home as a natural monument.
This dog was named after the Ainu tribe on the island of Hokkaido in Japan.
This breed maturity consume about 200-300 grams of food. It should be fresh and contain proteins that offer the dog's energy. It is a dog that hunted in the past and some breeders recommend raw meat.
It is better to diversify your food so you can give him different animal meats: beef, turkey, venison, etc. Besides meat the best food is homemade. Many choose food bought, the store to save time. Remember that a dog is not similar to the human body, this means that it needs a separate diet.
Even if he consume nearly all fruits and vegetables they consume man, are some foods that are not recommended. In general, these foods are those that produce bloated or loose stools. We can also include chocolate or sweets. Besides feeding the dog needs fresh water to discretion in order to appease. To establish a proper diet as your dog you should consult a veterinarian to see if your pet suffers from any allergies.
Ainu dog has robust body, athletic and muscular, thin and straight legs. The eyes are dark brown colored small, triangular ears, small and high nose is black, straight and strong jaws, teeth strong and healthy, thin lips.
The body is covered with fur and right rough reddish, brownish white, beige, brindle, or shades of gray.
Get used to keep high and curled tail. The hair is slightly longer tail.
Males can reach a height of 48-52 cm and weight of 24-27 kg and females reach a height of 45-48 cm and weight of 20-24 kg.
These dogs are recommended any animal breeder because they are obedient, gentle, compassionate and affectionate. No problems if kept near children.
Is a fearless hunting dog, an excellent guard dog, with unique qualities defense.
It is always alert, lively, confident, has a strong personality and therefore must be trained by a master determined and patient.
It should not be left in close proximity to other animals because it tends to be especially aggressive with other cups.
These dogs are very intelligent, easy to train, very brave, despite their size are able to attack and a bear 250kg.
They have a keen sense of direction, being able to return home regardless of the distance.
It is not recommended to be kept in the apartment, he loves open spaces, large, prefer to sleep outside.
He likes to travel and discover unexplored areas of it.
Rezita easily at low temperatures and heavy snowfall.
The coat does not require special care, just brushed once a week.
It is a healthy dog, generally without health problems.
If her diet is respected and has a courtyard as where to run or is removed regularly exercises daily needs will not be problems.
Lifespan is about 15 years for this breed.