So you’re looking to adopt an Kai Ken, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Kai Ken are athletic and intelligent with a strong desire to hunt. The Kai is an independent thinker and can form a strong bond with their family. They are excellent swimmers and climbers and have been known to climb trees and swim rivers in pursuit of game. Kai have a distinct brindle coat that comes in three colors: Black Brindle (Kuro-Tora), Brindle (Chu-Tora), and Red Brindle (Aka-Tora). Red brindle is the rarest of the coat colors. The distinct coloring and brindle pattern enabled the dog to blend in to the mountainous forests in which it hunted, camouflaging it against prey and predators in ancient times. The amount of brindle will vary from dog to dog as well as the brindle pattern. Most puppies are born completely black and their brindle will emerge as they age and will continue to change for around the first five years of their life. In the home, the Kai Ken requires basic canine care. They can be kept in an apartment setting provided they receive regular exercise in the form of leashed walks. Being a naturally clean breed, bathing should be limited to only when dirty. Brushing is recommended, especially during twice-a-year coat blowing. Club Contact DetailsClub:Kai Ken Society of AmericaName: Stacey Pestel, Communications OfficerAddress: 1808 Penfield Ct S, Columbus, OH 43227Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 614-313-8456 The Kai Ken is a medium-sized dog and is one of the six native Japanese breeds or Nihon Ken. Traditionally used to hunt a wide range of game in the mountains of Japan, the Kai Ken is considered a rare breed even in Japan. The Kai is highly intelligent and learns quickly. They seem to learn as fast as the other Japanese breeds if not faster. They are not as independent and are more willing to please their companions. The Japanese describe the Kai Ken as a trustworthy guardian and extremely devoted to his master.”
An Kai Ken typically ranges from 39.37cm to 49.53cm in height, and weighs from 9.071847400000001kg to 18.143694800000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Kai Ken breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Kai Ken insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.