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 … Read more

Shiba Inu

Breed: Shiba Inu Description: Shiba Inus are the smallest of the native Japanese dog breeds. To many people, they look like mini Japanese Akitas. In fact, their coloring is very similar to Japanese Akitas. There are a few accepted colorings for the Shiba – red, black and tan, sesame (equal mix of white & black … Read more

Japanese Dog Names and Meanings

Many people want to name their dog an ethnic name, according to where their dog’s breed is originally from. On this page you’ll find a list of popular male and female Japanese dog names, along with their meanings, to help you decide on the perfect name for your new pup! Female Japanese Dog Names Here’s … Read more

Akita Inu (Japanese Akita)

Breed: Japanese Akita (Akita Inu) Description: The Japanese Akita is a large, sturdy dog with characteristic alert ears and a fluffy tail curled over their back. They are more delicately boned than the American Akita, and, unlike the American Akita, are only allowed certain coat colors. While the American Akita can be pretty much any … Read more