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Tosa Inu Temperament The Tosa-Inu or Tosa-Ken, is large head is broad with a rather abrupt stop. The muzzle is moderately long and squared-off. The black nose is large. The teeth meet in a scissors bite and the jaws are powerful. The small eyes are dark brown in color. The high-set ears are small and thin, hanging close to the cheeks. Tosa Inu neck is muscular, with a dewlap. Tosa Inu tail is thick at the root, apering to a point and reaching to the hocks when the dog is relaxed. The feet are well padded with dark nails. Tosa Inu coat is short. There is black mask and there may be small white markings on the chest and feet.Temperament. Is loyal, sensitive to the tone of one’s voice, paying close attention to commands. This is not a noisy breed. Tosa Inu natural guard dog is protective, courageous and fearless. Socialized this dog well starting at puppy hood. Aggression and attacks on people are due to poor handling and training. Problems arise when an owner allows the dog to believe he is pack leader over humans and/or does not give the dog the mental and physical daily exercise it needs to be stable. This breed needs owners who are naturally authoritative over the dog in a calm, but firm, confident and consistent way. A stable, well-adjusted and trained dog is for the most part generally good with other pets and excellent with children in the family. It must be firmly trained in obedience from an early age. Tosa that knows his place in the pack will not snap or bite. Early proper manners and training is a must with this breed. The Dog is great with children in the family. Docile and affectionate with the owner. It is protective yet gentle. The Tosa has a very stable temperament. It makes an excellent guard dog. Its deep bark and massive size is enough to keep out intruders. Can be reserved with strangers, however a well-balanced Tosa will accept newcomers if properly introduced. These Tosa Inu need a strong, firm, consistent, confident pack leader who can keep them in their rightful place, below all humans in the alpha order. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a complete success. That are allowed to take over may be dog aggressive. Keep the away from other dogs that may want to fight, because this breed will most certainly win. They have a very high pain tolerance due to their fighting origins.
Tosa Inu Origin
Japanese Dogs has been bred for hundreds of years in Japan. The country has a long history of dog fighting, beginning in the 14th century. It was developed between the period of 1868 and 1912 by crosses with the Kochi (a local Japanese breed), native Shikoku fighting dogs, with Western breeds such as the German Pointer, Mastiff, Great Dane, Bulldog, St. Bernard and the Bull Terrier. Tosas were often referred to as the "Sumo wrestler of the dog world." In Japan, the Tosa is considered a national treasure. Although dog fighting is now illegal in Europe, North America, and Japan, secret, illegal pit fights continue in remote rural regions of Japan, where the Tosa, at 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg.)—smaller than those bred in the West—is still used for fighting. The breed excels at Japanese-style dog fighting. Japanese dog-fighting rules in the last century demanded that dogs fight silently, without cowering, and the Tosa fought by these rules—relentlessly and silently. The Tosa is a rare breed, even in its native land and has only recently been introduced to the USA. Unfortunately, this breed is banned in some countries as a dangerous breed. It is definitely unsuitable for beginners, but with the proper socialization, handling and training, it can make a wonderful family companion. This massive dog excels at weight-pulling and makes a great watch and guard dog.
Tosa Inu Head
The head is large and blocky when viewed from any angle. When viewed from the side, the skull and muzzle are roughly parallel to one another. The stop is moderately deep and fairly abrupt, forming an angle of about 130 degrees between the line of the muzzle and the line of the forehead. The skin on the skull and foreface is wrinkled, and the wrinkles may extend down the cheeks into the dewlap. The wrinkles become more prominent when the dog is alert. Excessive wrinkling is neither favored nor penalized. Gender difference in head is slight but apparent in that the female's head is slightly less massive and is somewhat more feminine in appearance. Tosa Inu haveWhite markings on the head are acceptable but not preferred.
Fault: Absence of wrinkle when alert.
Tosa Inu Skull
The skull is large, slightly arched from side to side, and broad between the ears. Viewed from the top, the skull is 10 to 20 percent wider than it is long. There is a deep median furrow that diminishes in depth from the stop to the occiput. The muscles above and below the zygomatic arch are well developed and powerful. The supraorbital arches over the eyes are moderately well defined.
Tosa Inu Nose
The nose is always solid black. In profile, the tip of the nose extends just slightly beyond the end of the muzzle. The nostrils Tosa Inu are large and well opened.
Serious fault: Nose any color other than solid black.
Tosa Inu Muzzle
The muzzle is broad, blunt, and deep with a very slight taper from the stop to the nose. The length of the muzzle is equal to approximately 45 percent of the length of the head. Jaws are very powerful. The Tosa Inu nasal bridge is straight. Lips are thick and tight in front, with dark pigment. Beginning just behind the canines, the lower lips become visible and increasingly pendulous as they reach the corner of the mouth.
Faults: snipes or shallow muzzle.
Tosa Inu Jaws
Upper and lower jaws strong.
Tosa Inu Teeth
The Tosa Inu has a complete set of large, evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The pigment inside the mouth is black, with a dark roof being desirable. The tongue may be pink, or pink with bluish-black spotting. Judges should not penalize missing incisors provided that there is sufficient space for a full complement of incisors.
Fault: Missing premolars; level bite; slightly overshot or undershot.
Serious fault: Missing molar or incisor, except as provided above; extremely undershot or overshot.
Disqualification: More than four missing teeth.
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