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Kai Ken Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: japanese Kai Dog, Tora Dog, Kai Inu
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 18 1/2 to 22 inches
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 17 to 20 inches
Breed Origin: Japan Weight: 25 to 55 lbs.
Appearance
The Kai Ken is a medium sized dog with a wedge shaped head and prick ears. Males are typically 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder, while the females are slightly smaller, 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder. The tail may be curled over the back, or carried in a sickle position. Limbs should be strong and hocks should be well developed reflecting the dogssâ history of mountain life. The coat is of harsh texture, medium length, and black or brindle in color.
 

Temperament
The Kai Ken, or Tora Dog is a dog breed that hails from Japan where it is a national treasure and has been bred for centuries. It is an extremely rare dog even in its native land and is a relative of the Spitz family. The Kai Ken is intelligent, agile, alert and brave.

They are naturally hunters and make good guard dogs, being reserved with strangers but loyal to their families. They are friendly, often good with children and are not usually aggressive towards other dogs.

 
History
The Kai Ken is considered to be the most ancient, and purest dog breed in Japan. It was developed in the isolated district of Kai (Yamanashi Prefecture) as a hunting dog. This breed was designated a national monument in Japan in 1934.
 
Health
The Kai is a relatively healthy, athletic, and sturdy breed. Their life span is anywhere from 12 to 15+ years.
 
 
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Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 3
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 3
 
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