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Hokkaido Breed Information

Hokkaido, or the ainu dog, was originally developed in Japan, and is a member of the Japanese spitz family. This breed is very rare to be found outside of its native country. This breed is believed to have existed in this word for 3,000 years. This breed was used for hunting purposes, in hunting bigger games like bears, and also as working dogs and companion dogs. This breed is small in size, and has a thin body frame. They are muscular and also very powerfully built. They have a small broad head, with a short muzzle, which is tapering towards the end. Their ears are set in the either sides of their head. They are small and also triangular in shape. Their teeth are set in scissor bite, and in some cases level bite can also be seen. Their feet, are small and are round in shape. The coat covering the body of this breed is medium in length and is thick. It is sleek and also smooth in appearance. This breed comprises all the quality in one. They are excellent family companions with their sweet and also loving nature. They are great hunters, with a courageous and fearless mind. They are very hard working breed, with tremendous energy. They are very loyal and also devoted to their master and also family. They love to spend their time close to the family. They love the attention and care they receive from their maser and also the family. They are wonderful with children and prove as a great companion for them. They should be properly trained using a firm and also calm trainers. They should also be socialized from an early age. The average height of a healthy Hokkaido is 46 cm to 52 cm, and the average weight of this breed is 20 kg to 30 kg. This breed is suitable to live in apartments, as long as they are fairly exercised. Being a hunter and also a working dog, this breed is highly energetic and also very active, so daily exercise is required for them for mental and also physical stability. This breed is prone to hear condition and also hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of this breed is 11 years to 13 years.



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