Japanese dog breeds: names and photos (catalog)
The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to Japanese dog breeds is the sensational film "Hachiko." In fact, the "Japanese" is a small group that has many similarities and differences. We already learned all the nuances and are ready to tell in more detail, along with the names and photos!
1. Japanese Akita
The breed of Akita Inu or Japanese Akita has been around for 2 thousand years, and it was bred specifically for the protection of the emperor’s family. These are very loyal, understanding, friendly and social dogs. But they need regular exercise, proper nutrition and can not stand aggression.
2. American Akita
Despite the name, this breed also belongs to the Japanese group and has about 1.5 thousand years. American Akita are more powerful, stronger and slightly larger than Japanese - about 50 kg. They were used to protect livestock or during hunting, so in a small apartment they can be too bored.
The new breed has not yet been two centuries old, and although it resembles an Akita, it is believed that its ancestors were Chow Chows. Sansu has an unusual structure of the skull and muzzle, a strong neck, well-developed muscles and powerful legs. An adult dog weighs about 25 kg, and in good conditions it is a real long-liver - up to 17 years.
4. Tosa Inu
Tosa Inu is very different from typical Japanese breeds, but nevertheless they were bred in the Land of the Rising Sun. This is a fighting mastiff - strong, huge, hardy and courageous. It is necessary to raise such a dog from the first months so that it does not grow aggressive. You should not start a Tosa Inu in a house with young children, but it will become a faithful guard and a good companion.
The breed was bred in the mountains, almost completely isolated from the lowlands of the region, so it is best preserved original features. Kai is an active hunting dog that needs company and socialization. It is flocking, it gets along well with children and other animals, and yet it is not at all afraid of heat and cold.
6. Shiba Inu
Not too large, but strong and hardy Shiba Inu found popularity in Japan, like a hunting dog. These are courageous, self-sufficient and strong-willed animals that need the same master leader. Adult shiba inu are a bit like foxes in their skull structure. They are suspicious of strangers and have a highly developed hunting instinct.
The ancient Japanese breed, by its origin, is the closest relative of Shiba Inu. Adult dogs grow more than 50 cm at the withers, with a short dense coat, which requires almost no care. Shikoku can be started in an apartment, but then they need to be regularly walked and duty, because by nature they are active and agile hunters.
An amazing breed after the Second World War became the national treasure of Japan. Kissyu - dogs of many talents, from shepherding to fishing. They are stubborn, slightly closed and cold, therefore they require patience, but they are completely non-aggressive and are ready to defend the owner correctly.
The second name of this breed is Ainu, and outwardly it resembles Spitz. These are very ancient, rare and valuable dogs, ideally suited for highlands and difficult living conditions. It was not specifically taken out, which means that the main features of appearance and character were formed under the influence of natural selection. Hokkaido is very bold, decisive and well-oriented in a new area or in an unfamiliar situation.
10. Japanese Terrier
Another not very typical and rare breed in Japan is the hunting terrier. They are not too big and can not stand the cold, so they feel good in the apartment and walk in the park. Adult dogs are very empathetic, easily capture the mood of the owner, and also have impeccable hearing and smell.
11. Japanese Spitz
Small decorative dogs rarely grow more than 8 kg, and this is 8 kg of lush beautiful wool. They are very brave, peppy and active, but require patience and perseverance from the owner. Japanese Spitz is adored on TV shows and used during performances for endless cheerfulness and charm.
A tiny decorative breed weighing about 3 kg is one of the oldest breeds in Japan. Hins can live in absolutely any room, but are not at all adapted to the street. These dogs are easy to learn, but can not stand the boredom, so you have to try to choose more interesting tasks.