Kai Ken

Other names : Kai, Tora Inu, Tiger Dog

Photo: adult dog of Kai Ken breed
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Life expectancy

The Kai Ken has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 19 in
Male Between 19 and 21 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 44 lb
Male Between 33 and 44 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Kai Ken

Kai Ken: Origins and history

The Kai Ken was little known outside of the mountain province of Kai on the main island of Japan until the 1930s when she was discovered, categorised, celebrated, and finally entered into the annals of the Japanese Kennel Club. For this reason, today’s Kai Ken is thought to be among the purest of breeds. They were introduced to America by returning soldiers in the 1950s, but are today rarely seen outside of Japan, the United States, and the realm of the cartoon, in which they frequently appear.

FCI classification of the Kai Ken

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 5 : Asian Spitz and related breeds

Training a Kai Ken

She has a strong temperament, such that is can sometimes be difficult to get her to cooperate. If you can find a rapport, however, she can be trained to excellent results.

Kai Ken: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price.

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £110 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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