Hokkaido Inu

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Hokkaido Inu

The Hokkaido Inu, also known as the Ainu dog, is considered to be one of the oldest and purest of the medium-sized Japanese dog breeds. While it’s origins are sketchy, it’s history is strongly tied to the Ainu people who settled in Hokkaido nearly a millennium ago. Hokkaido often have black spots on their tongues and mouths, suggested a relation to the Chinese Chow Chow and Shar Pei.

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Max Zarro October 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Please e-mail me photos and more info on the Hokkaido Inu. Thank you.

colin jeff November 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Would like some more information on this particular breed and are there any breeders in Ausstralia and if not where the closest breeder would be and contact details if possible

Admin December 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Breeder & rescue listings for each breed will be put up soon. I’ll email you when they are updated.

Peta Barrett January 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I am interested in finding out if there are any breeders in Australia or how I go about getting a hokkaido inu or breeding pair. ty

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