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Tosa (dug)

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Tosa Ken
Ither namesTosa Inu
Tosa Ken
Tosa Tōken
Japanese Fighting Dog
Japanese Mastiff
Tosa Fighting Dog
Japanese Tosa
Clessification / staundarts
FCI Group 2, Section 2 #260 staundart
AKC FSS staundart
The AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) is an optional recordin service for purebred dugs that are nae yet eligible for AKC registration.
UKC Guardin Dug Breeds staundart
Domestic dug (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Tosa (土佐, cried the Tosa Inu an aw) is a breed o dug o Japanese origin that is considered rare. It wis oreeginally bred in Tosa (present day Kōchi) as a fichtin dug an still is the day.

Appearance[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Tosa varies considerably in size, wi the Japanese-bred dugs tendin tae be aboot hauf the size o those bred ootside the kintra. The Japanese breed generally weighs atween 80 an 135 pound (36 an 61 kg), while the non-Japanese breeders hae focused on dugs that weigh frae 130 tae 200 lb (60 tae 100 kg) an staund 24.5 tae 32 inches (62 tae 82 cm) at the withers. The coat is characterized bi its short an smuith appearance an is eften reid, brindle, or fawn. Occasionally it can be a dull black, but this is somewhat rare. Maintenance o the coat is uisually minimal.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This breed oreeginatit in the seicont hauf o the nineteent century. The breed stairtit frae the native Shikoku-Inu, an indigenous dug weighin aboot 25 kilograms (45 poonds) an staundin aboot 55 centimetres heich, which closely resembles the European Spitz. These dugs wur crossed wi European dug breeds, such as the Auld Inglis Bulldug in 1872, Mastiff in 1874, St. Bernard, German Pynter in 1876, Great Dane in 1924, an the Bull Terrier.[1] The aim wis tae breed a lairger, mair pouerful dug. The heyday o Tosa breedin wis atween 1924 an 1933, when it was said that thare wur mair nor 5,000 Tosa breeders in Japan.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ^ Fogle, Bruce, DVM (2000). The New Encyclopedia of the Dog. Doring Kindersley (DK). ISBN 0-7894-6130-7.
  2. ^ Cunliffe, Juliette (2004). The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. Parragon Publishing. ISBN 0-7525-8276-3.
  3. ^ Australian customs web page on dog importation
  4. ^ Ireland.com report on Dublin City Council ban
  5. ^ The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs rules on dog control
  6. ^ REGLUGERÐ um innflutning gæludýra og hundasæðis. As on the 24st of December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010
  7. ^ Hvaða hundar eða hundakyn eru bönnuð á Íslandi? Archived 2011-06-22 at the Wayback Machine As on the 24st of December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010

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