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Kuri Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginNew Zealand
Other Names
What other names does the Kuri have? The dog breed also known as...
Peropero, New Zealand Indigenous Dog, New Zealand Native Dog, Polynesian Dog, Maori Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group
Is Kuri recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kuri recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
How much does the Kuri 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? Kuri price:
Unfortunately the Kuri is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

Kuri General Appearance & Basic Info

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Kuri size:
How much does the Kuri weigh? Kuri weight:
10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Kuri? Kuri average weight:
17.5 pounds (8 kg)
How tall is the Kuri? Kuri height:
8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kuri average height:
11.5 inches (29 cm)

Kuri Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Kuri have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kuri's coat?
BlackWhiteLight Cream
How to groom the Kuri and how often?
Average: The Kuri requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Kuri, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Kuri dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Peropero? Kuri shedding level:
Kuris shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Kuri breed.

Kuri Characteristics

What kind of personality does the Kuri have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kuri? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Kuri obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Kuri dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kuris are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
Kuris, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kuri sensitivity:
Kuris have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Kuris are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Peropero need? Kuri social needs:
Kuris need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Kuri dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my New Zealand Indigenous Dog bark?
Low to Average: The Kuri rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kuri good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Kuris are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Kuri dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Kuris 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 Kuri bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Peropero? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kuri? Why do dog bites happen?
The Kuri has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kuri do?
Kuris have an 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 Kuris need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kuri to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kuri roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Kuri 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 Kuri have high prey drive?
Kuris have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Kuris are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kuri good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Kuri fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Kuri tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kuris 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?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Kuri dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Kuri Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Kuri temperament with other people:
Kuris are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Kuri dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kuri temperament with children:
Kuris are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kuri dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Kuris are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Kuri good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kuri dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kuris are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Kuris good office dogs? Do Kuris make good office friendly dogs? Can Kuris be office dogs?
Kuri is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kuri dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Peropero temperament with senior people? Are Kuri dogs good for elderly owners?
Kuris are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kuri dogs get along with other pets? Are Kuri dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kuris are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kuri breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Kuris are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kuri 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). Kuri is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kuri be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Kuri 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. Kuri is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kuri be a sniffer dog?
Not really
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. Kuri is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kuri be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Kuri is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kuri be a boat dog?
Not really
Kuri breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kuri 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. Kuri is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Kuri Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Kuri dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Kuri is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kuri dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kuri be?
They were usually eaten before they died of a natural death.
Is the Kuri breed hypoallergenic?
Kuris 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 Kuri have? What is the activity level of the Kuri?
Kuris 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 Kuri dogs require per day?
Kuris 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?
Kuris sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Kuri need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 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? Kuri risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Kuri's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Kuri's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Kuri 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 Kuri drool?
The Kuri is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Kuri 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 Kuri: 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.
How often can the Kuri have a litter? 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 Kuri have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Kuri Pros & Cons

  • Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Kuri fajta.
  • Adaptability: Kuris adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kuris are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Kuris don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Kuris shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Kuri is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Kuri is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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