Black or black-, gray-, red-brindle in color. Another distinct characteristic of this breed is that puppies generally have a solid black colored-coat that gradually turns brindle as the canine ages.
A rare, pricked eared, ancient Oriental dogKai Ken Puppies for Sale
2 to 4
Dogs: 35-40 pounds
Bitches: 30-35 pounds
Dogs: 18-20 inches
Bitches: 18-20 inches
Tora Dog, Tora Inu (Tiger Dog), Kai Tora-Ken
FCI Group V.: Spitz and Primitive types
The Kai Ken is a medium-sized dog with a wedge-shaped head and prick ears. The tail may be curled over the back, or carried in a sickle position.
Limbs should be strong and hocks should be well developed reflecting the dogs’ history of mountain life.
The Kai Ken is a natural hunter, but can also be used as a guard dog, as it is very courageous and protective. Due to its wild background, a Kai Ken may act timid and suspicious towards strangers, but will be totally devoted to the family and will be very friendly with the people it knows.
The coat is of harsh texture and of medium length. They are a double-coated breed with the top coat being straight and harsh to the touch; and a dense yet soft undercoat that sheds once or twice a year. Because of their double-layered coat, grooming these dogs requires that one brush and clean not just the top coat, but also to reach the undercoat.
The Kai Ken is not known to be prone to the usual congenital and hereditary problems other canines seem to have. Although the breed appears to be a hardy lot, owners must still be diligent and watch out for signs of PRA, and Canine Hip Dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Kai Ken dog from a reputable breeder.
This breed prefers to live indoors. Kais can make great apartment dogs as long as the owner allows time for some walks and romps in the park. They should have plenty of space. Daily walks and yard play is necessary for them.
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