One of the six indigenous Spitz-like dogs of Japan, the Kishu is descended from wolves and surrounded by folklore. They were bred to hunt large and aggressive wild game. This gives them a bold and fearless nature, but the medium breed is also a devoted and loving family pet. They do require extensive exercise and do not thrive in confined spaces.
1. Kishus 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Kishu Temperament and Training
3. Kishu Diet and Feeding
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)
Kishus generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Kishus. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Kishu 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.