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Kishu Ken Breed Information

Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
Kishu Ken
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Weight
30-60 lbs
Height
17-22 inches
Color(s)
White
Overview
Designated as a National Treasure by their native country of Japan, the Kishu Ken were highly prized for their hunting abilities of deer and wild boar. Today this breed is used as a companion or for herding. They are rarely exported out of Japan and are quite difficult to acquire.
Character
The Kishu Ken is medium-sized, sturdy, muscular, and well-built. They possess strength, courage, and endurance. The Kishu Ken breed is spirited, dignified, noble, and alert.
Temperament
The Kishu Ken breed is not recommended for first time dog owners. The Kishu Ken is loyal, intelligent, and faithful. They have a tendency to bond closely with one member of a family. Kishu Ken's will do well with children and dogs they have been raised with. However, due to their high prey drive they are not recommended for homes with cats or other small household pets. They are aloof and wary of strangers but are not aggressive. They are a thoughtful, gentle, and silent breed.
Care
Kishu Ken's require weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush to keep the coat free of matting. Special attention should be given during the seasonal heavy shedding. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly trim the nails and check the ears often for debris. Due to the rarity of this breed there are no known health issues.
Coat
The Kishu Ken is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, harsh, and short in length. The hair is slightly longer on the tail and cheeks. The under coat is dense and soft. This Kishu Ken breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
Early socialization and obedience training is recommended for the Kishu Ken. This breed requires a dominant handler as they have a tendency to be obstinate and willful. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Kishu Ken is not recommended for apartment living. They require regular exercise and do best with a large securely fenced yard or rural setting. They enjoy and thrive on family interaction, jogging, hiking, walking, and herding.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Kishu Ken puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
Characteristics
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Anonymous asked:

1/18/2011 5:51:49 AM

1/18/2011 5:51:49 AM

While still considering what to do, and which would make a good watch or guard dog, I had to let... While still considering what to do, and which would make a good watch or guard dog, I had to let the chance at the 1-yr. old Kishu mix rescue go. It was a decision between her and a Shepherd puppy bred by and born at local Police-Dog training center. whose mother and father I could see, as well as the puppy. But in my heart, I still want a Japanese dog: my 12-yr-old Shiba Inu may accept a puppy - is it possible to find a puppy Kishu Inu in Japan, would you know (I can't afford to import one and flying isn't eco-friendly anyway and likely stressful on a puppy)?

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Anonymous asked:

12/6/2010 6:34:33 PM

12/6/2010 6:34:33 PM

Thanks for the answer regarding lifespan. Why is it the Kishu is not considered good as a watch... Thanks for the answer regarding lifespan. Why is it the Kishu is not considered good as a watch or guard dog? I am thinking of rehoming one a year old who was in a "dog pound" for a year, and hoping she can dissuade any rowdy or threatening males who may come around my home. Tks.

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Anonymous

Must be a mistake. Kishu is absolutely an off the charts watch-dog. More so than a German Shepard and the like.
1/15/2011 11:17:02 AM

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10/24/2010 4:56:32 AM

10/24/2010 4:56:32 AM

What is the Kishu's expected life-span (how long do they live...10 years. etc.)? What is the Kishu's expected life-span (how long do they live...10 years. etc.)?

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Anonymous

I have bred Kishu Kens for over fifteen years and have found that they usually live to the age of fourteen or fifteen......if they are prperly cared for.
12/6/2010 9:15:58 AM

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