Kai Dog

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Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
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Originating in Japan, this ancient breed was utilized as a hunting dog of wild boar and deer. The Kai is rare and difficult to obtain. Previously considered too primitive to function as a family pet, they have proven to be amiable companions. They were designated as a "natural monument" in Japan in 1934.
The Kai is of medium size, powerful, and muscular. A sturdy, exceptionally courageous breed, they move with agile, quick trot that enables them to maneuver rapidly over mountains and through forests. Kai's are also adept at climbing trees. Their most distinctive feature is the brindled coat. They are often referred to as the "Tora (tiger) Dog".
The Kai breed is extremely devoted, affectionate, and loyal. The Kai is reserved with strangers and is a trustworthy guardian. They do will with children and dogs they have been raised with. Due to their high prey drive they are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They typically form a close attachment to one family member. They are naturally calm, quiet, and clean indoors. Kai's are not recommended for first time or inexperienced dog owners.
Kai's require weekly brushing to keep the coat free of matting. Bathing should be done as needed. It is important to regularly clean the ears and nails should be trimmed on a routine basis. Due to the rarity of this breed there are no known health issues.
The Kai is a double coat breed. The outer coat is medium to long in length, straight, and harsh. The under coat is dense, thick, and soft. The fur is shorter on the ears, head, and legs. It is longer on the body and tail. Puppies are born black with fuzzy coats and the brindle emerges as the adult coat comes in. The brindle markings may not be fully apparent until adulthood.
The Kai is exceedingly dominant and headstrong. Early, ongoing, and intense socialization and obedience is an absolute must. They will resent and not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Kai breed is not recommended for city or apartment living. They require an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. The Kai does best in a rural setting with ample room to safely roam, hunt, and run.
25-55 lbs
Male: 18-22; Female: 17-20 inches
Brindle. All colors acceptable.
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Annual cost of owning a Kai Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Kai Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
Can the Kai Dog live well with 2 people in their 60's and teens? And someone over 500 pounds that sits in a chair all day? Just making sure because we want to buy a dog Thanks

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The Kai Dog is not for you, unfortunately. This breed needs an average of 2 1/2 hours of running exercise a day, rain/shine/snow, ect. They need an experience dog owner whom will take the dog to obedience and socialization classes on a regular basis. Not just as a puppy, but through out its life to keep the dog up to date on whom is in charge. I would not recommend this breed for your family situation.

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Are Kai dogs usually calm?

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The Kai breed of dog is known to be calm indoors, but outside the breed is high energy and always on the move and on alert.

Anonymous asked:
What does "foundation stock service" mean?

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Foundation Stock Service means that the dog she/he is advertising is from her foundation or first stock. The one's she bought from another breeder before using and keeping her own dogs for breeding.

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What is the price of a Kai Dog?

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The Kai Dog is a harder breed to find. But a reputable and qualified breeder\s average for price ranges from $1500.00 - $2000.00 per puppy.

Anonymous asked:
How fast does a Kai Dog run?

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The Kai Dog is a very fast runner, but there is no average clocked speed of the Kai Dog.

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Updated: 7/6/2022