Tosa Breed Information
Other Common Names:
Manchester Terrier - Toy, English Toy Terrier
The Tosa Inu is a massive stately dog with wrinkly skin, especially around the neck. Tosa Inus have powerful jaws with drooping muzzles and big black noses.
Country of Origin:
The Tosa Inu originated in Japan
The Tosa Inu is about 24 inches or 60 cm. in height.
Tosa Inus weight range between 83 and 200 pounds (37 to 90 kg.)
Tosa Inus may be solid red, black, yellow, black & tan, fawn, brindle or multi-colored.
Tosa Inus require occasional brushing to keep their coats looking good. They are average shedders.
Primarily used as a guard dog, the Tosa Inu has been outlawed from England and is only recommended to firm and experienced trainers. Tosa Inus should be kept away from other dogs because if they are to fight, the Tosa will be the winner. This quiet breed is good towards its family and strangers if properly introduced but should not be left alone with children unsupervised.
Both Tosa Inu parents should have the following certificates: CERF (eyes) and OFA (hips and elbows). Also prone to bloat.
The expected life span of the Tosa Inu is about 10 to 12 years.
Tosa Inus require space for exercise. They should not be left in kennels as they start to miss their owners. Tosa Inus make good jogging companions and if left alone in a yard they can take care of their own exercise needs.
Tosa Inus are not recognized.
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