Kai Ken Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kai Ken so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginJapan flagJapan
Other Names
What other names does the Kai Ken have?
Tiger DogTora Inu
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Kai Ken Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Kai Ken puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$1400-$1600
If you choose to purchase the Kai Ken, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kai Ken for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kai Ken gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Kai Ken?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Kai Ken Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Kai Ken weigh? Kai Ken weight:
Male: 44-53 pounds (20–24 kg), Female: 35-44 pounds (16-20 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Kai Ken? Kai Ken average weight:
Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kai Ken? Kai Ken height:
Male: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kai Ken average height:
Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm)

Kai Ken Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Kai Ken have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseSoftThickDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kai Ken's coat?
BlackRedBlack & RedBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Kai Ken and how often?
Easy to groom: The Kai Ken doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Kai Ken is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Kai Ken dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Tiger Dog?
Kai Kens shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Kai Ken need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Kai Ken every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Kai Ken Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kai Ken have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
LoyalAlertReservedAgileIntelligentBrave
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kai Ken? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Kai Ken is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Kai Ken dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kai Kens are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Kai Ken is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kai Ken sensitivity:
Sensitive: Kai Kens don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Kai Kens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Tiger Dog need? Kai Ken social needs:
Kai Kens are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Kai Ken dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Tiger Dog bark?
Average to High: The Kai Ken is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kai Ken good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Kai Kens are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Kai Ken dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Kai Ken dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Kai Kens strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Kai Ken bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Tiger Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kai Ken? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Kai Ken has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Kai Ken has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Kai Ken bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Kai Ken, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kai Ken do?
Kai Kens have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kai Kens need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kai Ken to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kai Ken roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Kai Ken is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kai Ken have high prey drive?
Kai Kens have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Kai Ken dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kai Ken good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Kai Ken indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kai Kens adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Kai Kens do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Kai Ken Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Kai Ken temperament with other people:
Kai Kens are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kai Ken dogs get along with other pets? Are Kai Ken dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kai Kens are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Kai Ken dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kai Ken temperament with children:
Kai Kens are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kai Ken dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Kai Kens are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kai Ken good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kai Ken dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kai Kens are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kai Ken can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kai Ken breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Kai Kens are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Kai Kens good office dogs? Do Kai Kens make good office friendly dogs? Can Kai Kens be office dogs?
No
Kai Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kai Ken dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Tiger Dog temperament with senior people? Are Kai Ken dogs good for elderly owners?
Kai Kens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Kai Ken Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Kai Ken dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Kai Kens are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Kai Ken breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Kai Ken see the vet?
Rare
The Kai Ken should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kai Ken dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kai Ken be? What is the age limit of the Kai Ken? How many years can the oldest Kai Ken live?
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Kai Ken: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kai Ken breed hypoallergenic?
No
Kai Kens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kai Ken have? What is the activity level of the Kai Ken?
Kai Kens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Kai Ken dogs require per day?
Kai Kens have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Kai Kens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Kai Ken need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kai Ken risk for obesity:
Average: The Kai Ken has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kai Ken's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kai Ken can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Kai Ken has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Kai Ken drool?
The Kai Ken drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Kai Ken. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Kai Ken As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kai Ken be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Kai Ken is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kai Ken be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Kai Ken be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Kai Ken is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kai Ken be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Kai Ken is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kai Ken be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Kai Ken is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kai Ken be a boat dog?

Not really

Kai Ken breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kai Ken be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Kai Ken is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Kai Ken dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Kai Ken Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Kai Ken: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kai Ken have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Kai Ken Recognition

AKC Group
Is Kai Ken recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kai Ken recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Kai Ken breed?
America's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Foundation Stock ServiceNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.

Kai Ken Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Kai Ken is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Kai Kens are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Kai Kens are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Kai Ken doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kai Kens are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Kai Kens adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Kai Kens are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Kai Kens are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Kai Kens are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kai Kens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kai Kens are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Kai Kens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Kai Ken drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Mouthiness: Kai Kens have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Kai Ken is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kai Kens do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Kai Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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