Amazing noble dogs from the Land of the Rising Sun.
A Kishu (Kissu Inu) is a proportional medium-sized dog. Height at withers reaches 51.5 cm, weight – 25 kg.
These dogs are real athletes. They have developed compact muscles, highlighted withers, straight back, wide muscular loin, tucked up belly. Limbs strong, strong. The neck is thick, strong. The head is of medium size, with a noticeable transition from the forehead to the muzzle. The muzzle is wedge-shaped, the back of the nose is straight. Nose black or flesh colored (with white color). The eyes are small, widely spaced, in shape close to the triangular, dark brown color. Ears in the shape of a triangle, compact, erect, the tips slightly tilted forward. The tail is set high, rolled into a ring or curved with a sickle, thrown over its back.
The coat is short, straight, hard and very dense. The undercoat is soft, thick. On the cheekbones and tail, the hair is slightly longer than on the whole body. Acceptable colors: white, brindle, red and red.
Kisyu is a very smart, sensible and balanced dog, completely unruffled in everyday situations. In the bosom of the family, she is affectionate and with pleasure communicates with children, however, first of all she remains a hunter. And talented, with thousands of years of experience and the sharpest flair.
Bold and resolute, kisyu also manifest themselves in the shepherd’s and guard service. By nature, they are mistrustful of strangers and are jealous of “own property”, and therefore protect it responsibly. These dogs become excellent watchmen. Their stamina and poise can only envy.
Distrustful of strangers, kisyu are very strongly attached to their master and are obeyed in everything. But the training of these dogs is a complex process that requires experience. Confident and a little arrogant, Kisu can show stubbornness and challenge leadership. Therefore, training and education should be demanding, moderately persistent, but necessarily friendly. It is very important that the owner always kept the lead and was an authority for the pet. But this does not mean that one should be rude, intimidate and so on towards the kisyu. Such behavior will only lead to the fact that the noble dog will no longer trust the owner and lose respect for him. In the treatment of pussy important golden mean. This breed is better to start experienced dog breeders.
Energetic and talented dogs will never become couch pets. Physical activity and regular long walks they need like air. Kisyu suitable for a person or family with active hobbies that they share with the dog.
Kishu – a breed with a thousand-year history, formed in natural conditions and adapted to the cold. In dogs, by nature, strong immunity and good health. Life expectancy is on average 14-15 years.
Breed differs unpretentious in content. Dogs are not picky about food, in the case of travel easily adaptable.
Increased attention requires thick wool. It is recommended to carefully comb it out every day after the walk.
Kishu is suitable for keeping in an apartment, but only if the owner is ready to walk the dog 2 times a day. Walking should be active: jogging, jumping, passing obstacles, etc. – all this is necessary for a kysu to maintain physical fitness.
An energetic dog is not adapted to the captive content.
Kishu is an ancient indigenous breed formed in the southern part of the Japanese islands. It belongs to the group of native shpitsoobrazny Japanese dogs
Even during the Middle Ages, kisyu were used for hunting – including big game, fishing, and also as shepherds and watchmen. Kissu Inu’s talents are truly endless.
The breed has always been valued for the “double” approach to hunting: unlike many other hunting dogs, the kisu can be kept by the beast before the hunter arrives with both barking and attack. The Japanese are still convinced: one dog of the breed kisyu and a gun is the key to a successful hunt.
According to local legend, the ancestor of the kisu was a wolf cub, which the wounded wolf presented to the hunter as a token of gratitude for saving her life.
Since 1934, the breed is known as the national treasure of Japan. Common in their homeland, in Russia, Kysu Inu are rare.