Also Known As: Hokkaido, Seta, Shita
Origin: Ancient Japan
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Sled Dog, Guard Dog
History and Facts: Probably the oldest of the Japanese breeds, the Ainu Dog is known for being a big-game hunter and the village guardian. Designated as a Natural Monument in 1937.
Temperament / Behavior
Brave and loyal, the Ainu Dog is a good watchdog.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: Regular moderate exercise.
Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Ainu Dog.