This is an ancient Japanese hunting breed prized for its beauty, courage, and intelligence. Also called the Tora Inu or Tiger Dog, they are still quite close to their wild origins on the isolated island of Kai. If you feel that their tenacious prey drive and utter devotion to their Pack is right for you, know that the reward will exceed the effort.
1. Kai Kens 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Kai Ken Temperament and Training
3. Kai Ken Diet and Feeding
Kai Ken Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Kai Ken Weight
Kai Kens generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Kai Kens. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Kai Ken with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.