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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Asian spitz group.

Weight:

Approximately 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg).

Height:

Approximately 18-20 inches (45.5-51.5 cm).

Color(s):

Kishus typically come in three different colours -- red, white, or brindle.

Coat:

The Kishu has a short coat of straight, harsh hair that is somewhat longer on the tail and cheeks. This breed also has a soft undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Kishus are alert dogs with remarkable endurance. Excellent as working dogs and as companions, Kishus are gentle and affectionate animals.

Country of Origin:

Japan.

History:

This dog breed is believed to have originated on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan and descended from medium-sized breeds present in Japan during ancient times. In the past, the Kishu was used for hunting deer, protecting livestock, fishing, and companionship. Today, these dogs are popular for hunting wild boar and as pets. The Kishu was established as a natural monument of Japan in 1934.

Name:

This breed was named for its place of origin on the island of Kyushu. Additional names for this breed include Kishu-Inu and Kishu-ken.

Temperament:

The Kishu is docile and has a very calm temperament. This breed is also known for its noble, dignified nature.


Care

Training:

The Kishu is relatively easy to train for a variety of tasks such as guarding, herding, and hunting.

Activity:

These active dogs require plenty of space and exercise.

Ownership:

Kishus are extremely rare and very difficult to find outside of Japan. These friendly and dignified dogs are excellent workers and wonderful companions. They require plenty of space and regular, daily exercise. Kishus also require regular brushing to maintain their coats.


Breeders

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