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TOSAINU Basic information about the race.

The history of this dog race is connected with dog fights in Japan. The beginning of breeding the TOS dog is dated to the middle of the 19th century.

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Country of origin:

Japan, bred as a fighting dog, nowadays a guarding dog

Use:

Nowadays a guarding dog , sociable, popular for its personality and character

Classification:

FCI Group 2 terriers and schnauzers, molosses and Swiss sheep dogs 
Section 2.1 Molosses, bandog dogs 
Without performance test

General appearance:  

Large dog of robust built and diginified behaviour. The dog has hanging ears, square muzzle, hanging, thick at the base tail.

 

Head

Brain scull

Wide scull

Top rather distinct

Facial part of the head

Nostrils wide and black

Muzzle rather long. Dorsum straight

Jaws: strong upper and lower jaw

Teeth: strong scissor-like bite

Eyes rather small, dark brown, dignified look

Ears rather small and thin, positioned high on the sides of the head. They hang and are thightly adjoin to the face.

Neck

Muscular with loose skin around the neck

Trunk

Withers

High

Ridge

Straight and leveled

Loin

Wide and muscular

Back

In upper part slightly curved

Chest

Wide and deep, adequately curved ribs

Abdomen

Nicely pulled in

Tail

Is srong at the base, tapering towards the tip. Hanging tail, reaches to the hock.

Limbs

Front

Shoulde blades placed reasonably sideways

Forearm straight, reasonably straight and strong

Upper paw is strong, slightly slented 

Back

Nice and muscular. Knee and hock are reasonably angled and strong.

Paws

Fingers are firm and well closed in. Cushions are strong and elastic. Claws hard, dark colour is preferred.

Movement

Energetic and hearty

Fur

Fur quality

Short, hard and thick

Colour

Red, all shades of yellow, apricot, black, straked. Individual white marks on the chest and paws are acceptable.

Size

Withers 
hight

Male dogs: at least 60 cm
Female dogs: at least 55 cm

Defects

Every deviation from the above described characteristics has to be considered a defect, which evaluation must be in exact proportion to the level of deviation .

• Thin bones 
• Pointy muzzle 
• Slight overlap or underlap

Disqualifying defects

• Major overlap or underlap 
• Fearfulness

Note

Male dogs must have two well developed tesicles, which are completely descended into the scrotum. 

 

 

 

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