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Hokkaido ( dog ) October 31, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Hokkaido dog

The history of the breed comes from medium-sized dogs ( such as the original Akita ) that accompanied immigrants from the island Honsyu ( the main island of Japan ) on the island of Hokkaido in the Kamakura period (about 1140 years ) , when it was administrative resettlement between Hokkaido and the Tohoku region . When in 1937 race as a ” natural monument “, was given its name derived from the region. Although really, their exact origin is unknown. It is known that came to Japan more than 3000 years ago with the Ainami . Since then, these dogs have adapted to local conditions , but it has not changed much over the centuries . Today it is recognized that it is the oldest separated , the Japanese race . Before , however, was given its new name , the dogs in this type were known just as ” Ainu – Ken ,” because they used their Ainowie – the original inhabitants of the island of Hokkaido, who bred them for hunting bears and other large game . To date, this name is quite strongly supported by the Far East. The impact on the appearance of Hokkaido were the physical conditions of the island , with long winters and heavy snow . These dogs are showing great resilience and resistance to adverse weather conditions . Hokkaido belong to one of the six national races of Japan, and the list of breeds in the group V – ” Spitz and primitive ” in the fifth – ” Asian Spitz ” . Name of the FCI standard – sounds Hokkaido , but in circulation breeders in Europe and the world can you find a name : Ainu , Ainu Ken , Ainu Inu , Hokkaido – ken , Hokkaido Inu , Hokkaido Ken , and respectively Ainów dog , Hund Ainu , Ainu Dog Hund Hokkaido , Hokkaido Dog . Japanese breeders recommend against the model name of Ainu .


Japan’s race is still playing, after the war was only a few pieces. They have been extirpated – war turmoil , overuse and largely just eaten. Ainu is the pride and joy of local farmers , as one of the few ichniejszych races which still retains its original features hunting . In Akita and Shib has long abandoned attempts to work , believing that most of the dog tags of these breeds has lost largely in its original instinct. However, there are still trained Hokkaido , used for hunting , but about fitness race indicate not only the exhibition notes that health and scores for numerous attempts to work – the bears . They are not , of course, fatal attempts of the animals , because the animals are in cages or at a distance from the dogs. It is estimated Hokkaido types of behavior , their reactions scent , hunting instinct , herding ability , willingness to work and cooperate together. ( Japanese dogs always worked in pairs – one whipper-in (usually male) and one attacker by surprise (usually female) . Hokkaido under natural conditions , even today, knows how to fix the one action of the jaws and kill eg an adult deer. In Japan, it is therefore currently about 14 breeding Hokkaido , of which only a few allow the export of the breed to other countries – so strong is the desire to leave the race in its original purpose. Dogs of the top line fighter with excellent charakerze , and reliable  nose – can cost up to $ 6,000 . There are also special breeders – veterinarians – dog geneticists , genealogists and supporters – to protect the Japanese breeds . These compounds are not necessarily cooperate with the FCI , but they do disproportionately more for the breed . The most important of these organizations are: Nippon Kennel Club ( Hokkaido – Ken Natural Association) , The Corporate Society for the Conservation of the Hokkaido Dog Natural Monument and the Hokkaido – Inu Association.

Ainu is perhaps small , but well- built , muscular dog – sometimes even scary -looking 😉 . It’s a dog impulsive , quick, with very light running. Hokkaido are characterized by a small erect , fleshy ears that are slanted towards the nose . The eyes are rather small , be dark brown , have the shape of a triangle. Teeth should be strong , strong, healthy , lifts . Some dogs may have dark spots on languages or bluish – black accretions – it’s terrible . Such stains are acceptable , the result of an old dog Ainów relationship with chow- chowami and shar- peiami . The nose must be dark , a line of muzzle straight , and dark pigmentation of the lips . The tail , as in all ” Japanese people ” must be tightly twisted. Hind legs should be strong , muscular , often discontinued are back and widely known . militant safe position ;-)) . Front feet straight run , may be slightly since siebne . The cage should be deep and wide head . But beware – these peaks develop fully until about 3 years old. In the past , youth – they can be so slightly different levels of development of individual dogs. Hokkaido to the outer coat and thick downy undercoat that protects them from the cold . As for the coat – it’s dominated by white, sesame and black and tan . But Hokkaido can also be red , brindle , gray or brown. The last three , but in Europe are rather inaccessible. How are all variations – see the Gallery Other Hokkaido , and accurate indicators of the appearance and character can be read in the standard of the breed.