Japanese National breeds Spitz. They have a square body, wedge-shaped head, eyes are triangular, upright ears, thick fur and a tail curled over the back. They are faithful and loyal dogs, calm and considerate with great dignity. It includes six breeds: Akita Inu, Kishu Inu, Shikoku Inu, Hokkaido Ken, Kai Ken and Shiba Inu. All breeds are in association NIHON KEN HOZONAKI (NIPPO) - The Association for the Rescue of Japanese dog, which was founded in 1928 by Dr. Hiroya Saito.
Akita Inu
Relatively large dog with a calm and balanced character. Akitas are intelligent and docile, their education, however, calls for an experienced breeder. This breed is named after the province of Akita, from which it comes. National Monument since in 1931.
Kishu Inu
Sometimes called Kishu Ken. Coming from an old medium breed and is named after the region Kishu, now Wakayama Prefecture. This breed is similar to Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kai. Japanese breed originally used to hunt wild boar and deer. Coat color is mostly white. In Japan, it is still sometimes striped or red Kishu. They are courageous and brave as hunters. They are quite stubborn and headstrong, making it necessary training, they are loyal and faithful family. They can be reserved or shy to strangers. They are clean, intelligent and have a strong will. National monument since 1934th
Shikoku Inu
The rarest and most primitive of the Japanese breeds. Resembles a wolf, and legend has it that the breed has some wolf blood. This belief probably arose mainly from the appearance of the dog. It originates from the island of Shikoku. His movement is quiet and fast like a wolf. This property has been protected and preserved for their skills in hunting (mainly wild boar) in the mountains and hills of Shikoku. National monument since 1937th

Hokkaido Ken

Ken also called Ainu. It is a hunting breed, used for hunting bears and other wildlife. Their origin is tied to the history of the Ainu, the indigenous people of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. This breed of dogs played a major role in shaping other Japanese breeds, which passed its boldness, anger, loyalty and discretion. National monument since 1937th

Kai Ken
Rare breed. It is a medium-sized, wedge-shaped head and rough coat. It is known for its tiger fur. They are excellent hunters and wardens. They are devoted to their owners. National Monument since 1933.
Shiba Inu
Relatively small dog, but proportional, muscular, fox-like appearance, with small triangular ears and eyes, rolled over the back, or at least a sickle curved tail with short, dense hair, only the tail slightly long and standing. National monument since, 1936.