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Japanese Kai Ken

Japanese Kai Ken

Breed Characteristics


Japanese Kai Ken Build Information

The Kai Ken, sometimes called the Tora Inu or Tiger Dog, is a rare Japanese purebred dog that is the purest of the six Japanese Spitz breeds. They are medium sized, sturdy dogs with deep chests and curled tails. Their double coat is medium and harsh above, but short and dense below and comes in a variety of shades of brindle. Kai Ken are renowned for the toughness, energy, and ferocity

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are also a very loyal, loving, and intelligent breed that forms strong bonds with their owners and family. Being quite playful, they can also be good with children. Kai Ken can be wary of strangers, making them good watch and guard dogs. It's important to socialize Kai Ken from an early age or they may become shy and fearful. They are very smart and highly trainable, picking up simple tricks very easily. Since they are relatively inactive indoors, owners must take time for outdoor exercise and play.


Colors:Black, Ruby
Coat Type:Water-Repellent

Japanese Kai Ken Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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