Some of Japanese dog breeds are very well known and some are very rare. In today article and video we will show you TOP 10 Japanese dog breeds.
Akitas are probably the best known dogs from Japan. Akitas are very loyal, protective and dominant. They are friendly inside their pack but they are often agressive against other animals. Those are amazing characteristics for being great guard dog. They also have strong prey drive.
Another Japanese dog is Tosa Inu. You can also know Tosa Inu under names such as Japanese Mastiff or Tosa Ken. It is largest and strongest of all Japanese dogs. They originated on Shikoku island in Tosa Bay. They were bred for fighting purposes, but today, fighting with dogs is illegal. Tosa Inus are great protectors and watchdogs nowadays, with great athletic abilities.
Hokkaido is primitive, wild, ancient and maybe the oldest dog from Japan. Hokkaido is extraordinary hunter which is very muscular. He is not only hunter, but he can also protect, guard and sled. You will probably not find Hokkaido outside Japan and even inside Japan they are very rare.
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Lets start with origin of Kangal Shepherd. We actually dont know, how exactly was Kangal Shepherd bred, but there are some rumours. We definitely know, that they are from Turkey and Back in the days in Turkey, Sivas province, the farmers have a big problem with predators like wolves and bears, who were killing their livestock. That is why they bred Kangal Shepherd, which was a dog, that is strong, agile and intelligent enough to repel a wolf.
Kangal Shepherd dog has great temperament. Its very brave, loyal, but most of all, which is very important for dog this big, they are pretty predictable and reliable. They were bred to not be agressive towards other people, so if the Kangal or its family is not at any danger, the Kangal will be most of the time pretty friendly.
They are very territorial, which can be problem, if some people or animals will visit your home. Kangals might be not okay with that, because they really treasure their territory. But if you socialize them properly, there should not be big problems with that.
Kangal need a lot of space, so its good if you have bigger garden. They are also barkers, so make sure, that your neighbours are okay with that. The fence around your garden should be tall and it should have good deep foundation, so the Kangal can not run away. People would be scared of him and they would probably call police.
Last thing i would love to say, is how strong they actually are. The Kangal bite force is the strongest of all dog breeds. Their PSI (which is an unit for meassuring bite force) is incredible 746. Second Bullmastiff is on 556 PSI and famous Pit Bull only on 235 PSI. So the Pit Bull bite force is three time lower than Kangals.
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Lets start with the most important thing, which is health. First thing you should check, is your puppy eyes. You should watch out, if the eyes are not turning red. If they are, go to the vet, its probably just some small irritation, but it can be injury or disease.
Now lets talk about bathing. If your dog gets dirty, its neccesary to bath him. You can do it, but you must be very carefull. The water and shampoo can not get into his eyes and ears. I have special video about bathing, you will find link in description. If you dont have special dog shampoo, you can use shampoo for babies. After bath, dry your puppy with towels, i would not use dryer.
As you can see, puppy health is number 1 thing you should take care of. But there are other things as well. Training is very important, but puppies get distracted very easily. Because of that, keep the training sessions very short, no more than 10 minutes. Train puppies with positive training techniques, where you will reward them for good behaviour. I have some training videos on this channel, you can check them out. The most important commands are puppies name, sit, lie down, stay, come and leave it.
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China is gigantic coutnry, so its no wonder, that it is a home to many dogs. In this article and video we will take a look at TOP 10 dogs from China.
One of these dogs is Pekingese. This breed is named after Peking, which is former name of Beijing – capital city of China. They are associated with long history of China. They were probably bred in the begining of 8th century. Only emperors or royals could own them and if you tried to steal one, you might be punished with death sentence. Pekingese is amazing indoor dog that is very friendly and calm.
Chow Chow is another very old breed, with history longer than 2 000 years. Chow Chow is very versatile dog breed, they are good at hunting but also in herding pulling and guarding. They are famous for their blue-black tongue, which is normal at Chow Chow, but lot of people thing they might be sick, when they see it.
Pug is one of the most popular dog in the world, Pug is easily recognizable, thanks to his face. They have pushed nose and deep wrinkles. Some people love this appearance and some hate it. We are not sure, when they were bred, but it is believed that it was in 400 years before christ in China. Pugs are very charming and mischievous
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