The Hokkaido is a purebred dog from Japan. Intelligent, alert, and devoted to their families, these pooches have qualities that make them excellent companions. The Hokkaido goes several names, including Ainu-ken, Seta, and Ainu dog. In Japan specifically, their name is shortened to Do-ken. Though this breed is somewhat rare outside of Japan, you can still find these purebred dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop! These beautiful dogs can live in apartments and townhomes, as they are a medium-sized breed. But they are also quite active and would prefer a home with a yard or nearby park where they can walk and play. Hokkaidos get along in any household type, from single folks to large families. They also get along with children when raised with them or socialized properly at an early age. They’re alert to their surroundings and completely loyal, which might make them the perfect dog for you! See below for all Hokkaido facts and dog breed characteristics!Hokkaido Dog Breed Pictures Hokkaido Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics, & FactsInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

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Key Vitals of Hokkaido Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Hokkaido Dog Working Dogs 18 to 22 Inches 45 to 65 Pounds 11 to 13 Years