About the Hokkaido

Robust and dignified, the Hokkaido is loyal, calm and very alert. These dogs are intelligent thinkers who, with proper socialisation, make friendly, confident family companions.

Although extremely rare outside of Japan, the breed club sees between 900 – 1,000 Hokkaidos registered per year.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Japan
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FCI Group 5, AKC Foundation Stock Service
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Resilient / Loyal / Calm / Alert / Confident / Intelligent

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  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Needs little training