日本の犬 Japanese dog

Shiba-ken

There are more than several kinds of dogs in Japan, but following six are known as Japanese standard dogs (defined by Japan dog preservation association).

Akita-inu 秋田犬
– Big size dog.
Known as “Hachikoh” dog. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028532/

Akita-inu

Akita-inu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kai-ken 甲斐犬
– Middle size dog. Very smart but a bit rough tempered.

Kai-ken

Kai-ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kishuu-ken 紀州犬
– Middle size dog. Orignally from Kishuu area (Wakayama and Mie prefectures).

Kishuu-ken

Kishuu-ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiba-ken 柴犬
-Small size dog. The most popular dog among these six dogs.

Shiba-ken

Shiba-ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shikoku-ken 四国犬
– Middle size dog. Originally from Shikoku area.

Shikoku-ken

Shikoku-ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hokkaido-ken 北海道犬
– Middle size dog. Originally from Hokkaido. Known as Soft-bank’s daddy’s dog.

Hokkaido-ken

Hokkaido-ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

みなさんは犬を飼っていますか?
Minasan wa inu o katte imasu ka?
Do you have (a) dog?

どんな犬を飼っていますか?
Donna inu o katte imasu ka?
What kind of dog do you have?