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Tosa Inu

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Other Names
Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Fighting Dog

Japan, 1800s.
This breed was first used for dog fighting

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Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 11-12 years of age

Weight & Height
197 to 200 pounds & 24-25 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Bloat, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia & Eye Conditions

Physical Description
Large, powerful and muscular dog that is longer than it is tall. The head is large and boxy. The skull is broad and the muzzle is broad and blunt with powerful jaws. The nose is black. The high set medium size ears are drop and the eyes are small, almond shaped and brown. The tail is naturally long and tapered.

Affectionate with their family and wary of strangers. The Tosa makes a very good watchdog and only barks when needed. This breed may fight with other dogs so should be watched with them and definatly should have early socialization.

The Tosa Inu needs consistant training.

Living Conditions
Will do ok in apartment/City living if exercised daily

Only occasional brushing needed to removed dead hairs

High activity level. Would do best in a large fenced yard.

Coat Texture
Short, Thick coat

Coat Colors
Red-Brown, Black, Yellow, Black/Tan

5-10 pups per litter.

Continental Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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