Kai Ken Breed Profile


The Kai Ken is a medium sized dog with a wedge shaped head and prick ears. Males are typically 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder, while the females are slightly smaller, 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder. The tail may be curled over the back, or carried in a sickle position. Limbs should be strong and hocks should be well developed reflecting the dogsÆ history of mountain life.


Black or Brindle in color.


The Kai Ken is intelligent, agile, alert and brave. They are naturally hunters and make good guard dogs, being reserved with strangers but loyal to their families.


Kai Kens are quite good at climbing and are known to be tree climbers. Although they were originally bred to hunt deer and boar, today they are wonderful family pets and companions. The Kai Kens are very devoted and affectionate toward their families.

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