Kai Ken

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Kai Ken

Overview

The Kai Ken breed is an ancient breed originated in remote district of Japan and designated a natural monument in 1934. It is spits type dog that was bred and developed to be an outstanding hunting dog. It is rare even in its country of origin, Japan. These dogs are medium in sizes while possessing a head of wedged shape and prick ears. The height of Male Kai ken is 18 to 22 inches while the females are 17 to 20 inches tall. The weight of the breed is 25 to 55 pounds. The Kai Kens are bold, fearless, intelligent, alert, agile and loyal having natural hunting instinct, it makes a tremendous watchdog. Kai Ken is wonderful and loyal with its family, but reserved and distant with the strangers.These dogs are friendly and good with children as well as nice behaving with other dogs without any aggression. Most of them not only like to swim, but also know how to cross a river, and can climb up trees when chasing the quarry. Being highly intelligent breed needs a firm training by gentle and endearing hands. As an enthusiastically devoted and dedicated to the family it will require a lot of care, attention and appreciation from their owner in order to stay happy and cheerful. With a considerable attention, love and care it will do well while staying inside the houses. For such a strong hunting dog early socialization and introductions are very necessary. They would have adequate amount of daily exercise in order to stay happy and healthy; however, never trust it while off lead in an unsafe place, it has a chasing instinct so keep it in a fenced yard. It is easy to groom. The life expectancy of the breed is 12 to 15 years.

Kai Ken Other Names

Other Names of Kai Dog are:

Kai Dog

Kai Inu

Tora Inu

Tiger Dog

Kai Ken History

The Kai Ken is a primitive and purest dog of Japanese Spitz type breeds in Japan. The breed was developed and bred to be a foremost hunting breed in remote district of Kai. They were applied to hunt the boar and deer in old times. In 1934, the breed was designated a natural monument in its native land, Japan. AKC registered and keep it on FSS, AKC has not its own standard but using FCI standard.

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Kai Ken Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Kai Ken dog is 12 to 15 years.

Kai Ken Appearance

These dogs are medium in sizes while possessing a head of wedged shape and prick ears. The dogs have wild origin so the limbs are hardy and hocks are well developed. The tail of the breed is ever curled over the back or may carry it in a sickle pattern. The harsh in touch the medium coat meet in different shades of brindle (tiger stripes). By color the breed is divided into Aka-Tora, Kuro-Tora and Chu-Tora. The red is Aka-tora, black one is Kuro-tora and between red and black is Chu-tora. These dogs born with a solid color and brindle markings grow with their age, sometimes it takes five years to show mature brindle marking. Simply the breed colors are Brindle, Red Brindle and Black Brindle.

Kai Ken Weight and Height

The height of Male Kai ken is 18 to 22 inches while the females are 17 to 20 inches tall. The weight of the breed is 25 to 55 pounds.

Kai Ken Temperament

The Kai Kens are bold, fearless, intelligent, alert, agile and loyal having natural hunting instinct, it makes a tremendous watchdog. Kai Ken is wonderful and loyal with its family, but reserved and distant with the strangers. Though, the breed was bred and developed to be an outstanding hunting dog; however, these dogs are very friendly and good with children as well as nice behaving with other dogs without any aggression. Most of them not only like to swim, but also know how to cross a river, and can climb up trees when chasing the quarry. Being highly intelligent breed needs a firm training by gentle and endearing hands. As an enthusiastically devoted and dedicated to the family it will require a lot of care, attention and appreciation from their owner in order to stay happy and cheerful. With a considerable attention, love and care it will do well while staying inside the houses. For such a strong hunting dog early socialization and introductions are very necessary. They would have adequate amount of daily exercise in order to stay happy and healthy; however, never trust it while off lead in an unsafe place, it has a chasing instinct so keep it in a fenced yard.

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Kai Ken with children and other pets

If early socialized, the Kai Ken is wonderful and loyal with its family, but reserved and distant with the strangers. Though, the breed was bred and developed to be an outstanding hunting dog; however, these dogs are very friendly and good with children as well as nice behaving with other dogs without any aggression. Children should be taught how to treat and interact with such kind of dogs.

Kai Ken Care and Grooming

Kai Ken dogs are clean and tidy dogs with a little doggie odor and needs once or twice a week brushing in order to maintain its tidy look. Bathe and dry shampoo is as required.

Kai Ken Health Issues

There is no particular health issue is known for this breed.

Kai Ken Training

The Kai ken is an intelligent breed, moreover; it is eager to please dog that can be trained easily. It can learn the given commands rapidly if the trainer is firm, gentle and skilled. Though, it is easy to train dog; however, it will need a positive and firm reinforcement of training. Like other dogs it must need a potent, firm, consistent and very authoritative owner who can display the right command over dog. Moreover, it must be socialized and train as early as possible. It can housebreak very easily, even in a day or two or three days.

Kai Ken Exercise

The Kai Ken can fit in any type of life style including from apartment livings to wide house in town or in suburban settings. Though, it is an active dog yet it needs a daily considerable amount of daily exercise to maintain its health and fitness. Daily exercises include run, jog and long walks with owners. It may become happy if provided with some extra opportunities of doggie sports and jobs to do. It thrives in agility. These dogs should have daily exercises when not on task of hunting. These dogs will do best in a yard that is well fenced and enclosed. Never trust them off-leash when out in an unsafe area because they can run after a quarry.

Kai Ken Recognition

APRI, DRA, NAPR, AKC/FSS, ACA recognized this breed.

Kai Ken Group

AKC Working

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Kai Ken Talents

The talents of the Kai Ken are:

Hunting

Agility

Watchdog

Family & Companion

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Did You Know 10 Amazing Things About Kai Ken Dog?

This is primitive breed in Japan

This is designated a natural monument in Japan.

This is an outstanding hunter.

This is intelligent so need consistent and firm training

This is Intelligent, Agile, alert, loyal, fearless and Reserved breed.

A rare breed even in its native land, Japan.

It is easily trainable breed.

This is is a tremendous watchdog.

Some Kai Kens can swim or climb up trees in chasing of their quarry.

The double coated dogs shed twice or once a year. It is easy to groom.

The Kai Ken including Kurotora, Chūtora, and Akatora have played role in some popular movies, dramas and features.

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