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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