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  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Dog Breed >>  Kishu ken dog  
     

    Kishu ken dog, character, temperament and kishu ken care and training

    Background: The Kishu Ken dog is a native of Japan, where it is heralded as national treasure.



    These dogs have been prized for their hunting abilities, and are know to be great at hunting wild boar and deer. These days, Kishu Ken dogs are used for herding or as companion dogs. These dogs are difficult to get in any other country as Japan hardly ever exports Kishu Ken puppies to other countries.

    Coat: These dogs have a double coat. While the outer coat is short, harsh and straight, the under coat is soft and dense.



    The hair is longer on the cheeks and tail. Remember that your Kishu Ken dog will shed heavily.

    Character and temperament: These dogs are well-built, muscular and sturdy, and medium in size. Kishu Ken dogs are known for their endurance, courage and strength. These dogs are alert, noble, dignified, and spirited.



    If you are planning to keep a dog for the first time, then this is not the dog for you. This dog is great for people, who've had dogs in their home before.
    Kishu Ken puppies and dogs are faithful, intelligent, and loyal. These dogs will want to bond with a particular member of the family, and are friendly with children and other dogs they have been brought up with. If you have other small pets and cats in your house, then we suggest that you don't get a Kishu Ken because these dogs have a high prey drive. They are aloof with strangers. Kishu Ken dogs are silent, gentle, and thoughtful.

    Care: You need to brush the coat of your Kishu Ken dog with a firm bristle brush. This keeps the coat free of the matting. You need to take extra care when they begin their seasonal heavy shedding. You need to bathe your dog too and it's equally important to check their ears and trim their nails. There aren't any known health issues.

    Training: You need to work on obedience training and socialization with your Kishu Ken dog. You will need to be strict while training these dogs as they have a tendency to be willful and obstinate. However, keep in mind that these dogs do not respond well to harsh training methods.

    These dogs are not suited for living in the apartment, and need a lot of space around them. Remember to give them regular exercise. So you can fence off a large area and get them to run around. These dogs enjoy herding, walking, hiking, jogging, and like a lot of family interaction.

     
      Submitted on October 20, 2009