Japan dog breeds (11) | MyDogBreeds

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Akita

Akita is a very old breed. The first information originates back in the 1600s. Akita was a royalty guard and a hunting dog. They were popular because ..

Working dogLarge dogJapan
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Sakhalin Husky

Known also as the Karafuto-Ken, the Sakhalin Husky is a dog that has been used as a sled dog, but which is now almost extinct. Hailing from Japan, ..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, has always been known for thousands of years as a dog with strong companion characteristics. ..

Toy dogSmall dogJapan
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Japanese Spitz

Spitz dogs include quite a few dog breeds and these dogs all have similar characteristics – pointed, erect ears, slanted type eyes with thick fur. ..

Companion dogSmall dogJapan
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Sanshu

The Sanshu was developed in Japan a century ago – in 1912 in fact. It is a cross between the Chinese Chow Chow and the ancient Japanese Aichi. Peop..

Companion dogMedium dogJapan
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Japanese Terrier

The Japanese Terrier is native to Japan and is a rare pure bred dog. It is believed that the dog comes from Smooth Fox Terriers who arrived way back i..

Terrier dogMedium dogJapan
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Hokkaido

The Hokkaido breed originates in Japan and is also called Ainu-ken, Ainu dog, Seta or Do-ken. The last being its common name in Japan. It is believed..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
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Ryukyu Inu

The Ryukyu Inu is a medium-sized dog that comes from Okinawa, Japan. It’s a dog that is fairly rare having been used to track boar. There isn’t muc..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
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Shikoku

The Shikoku is from the Shikoku Island in Japan and they are very much like the Japanese Shiba Inu. There are six native Japanese dog breeds and the S..

Sporting dogMedium dogJapan
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Kai Ken

The Kai Ken dog hails from Japan and is both an ancient and rare dog. In fact the dog was discovered in 1929 in the Kai province near Mount Fuji. The..

Working dogMedium dogJapan
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Kishu

The Kishu is a Spitz type hunting dog that originates from Japan. Many people believe he is a descendant of the wolf. Those who have studied the dog s..

Working dogMedium dogJapan

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