So you think a Kai Ken
is the right dog for you?? Let me tell you some of the unique
of this breed that makes them a truly
Because of the Kai's primitive
nature and wild origins, it is important that the Kai be well
socialized starting at birth with the breeder handling the newborns and exposing them to new sounds, sights and people.
It is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT THE NEW OWNER CONTINUE this socialization
from the time the Kai comes home as a baby puppy well into adult hood, taking him to training classes
and any where else possible to expose him to different people, places and situations to have a happy well adjusted pet
that is not fearful and timid.
The Kai is a natural hunter, some Kais have been known to swim and climb trees in pursuit of their prey. Given a chance they will take off in search of game. It is advisable to never trust your Kai off lead unless in a fenced yard.
Kais are highly intelligent so they will need firm training by a loving hand.
Kais are extremely devoted to their family and require a fair amount of love and attention from their owner to be happy and do best kept as inside house dogs.
They are a double coated breed
that sheds once or twice a year.
If all this hasn't discouraged you, than maybe, this is the dog for you. Let me tell you about the wonderful side of this beautiful and unique dog.
The Kai is a relatively healthy and sturdy breed. Their life span is anywhere from 12 to 15 years or more. They are a very comfortable size at 17 to 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing about 30 to 40 lb..
They housebreak very easy, usually in just days.
While Kais may be reserved
with strangers, they are very loyal and
devoted to their family and generally LOVE kids.
Kais are usually very good
with children, although it is important
to teach children not to tease and torment the dog. NEVER
leave a young child unattended with any dog no matter what the breed for the dogs safety as well as the childs.
If raised with other pets they usually get along with them well.
Kais are great watch dogs
and can often be found perched on high
objects in order to keep an eye on things. Such as the back of the couch,
picnic tables etc.
Kais are very intelligent,
proud and dignified. And fairly easy to
train, responding best to positive training methods.
Kais are generally healthy
and athletic. Enjoying traveling
backpacking, hiking etc. But care should be taken to keep him on leash
unless very well trained or he will be off on the big hunt.
Kais can make great
apartment dogs as long as the owner allows
time for some walks and romps in the park.
Kais are very clean and have very little doggie odder and only need light brushing and an occasional bath.
One more thing you must know
about the Kai
they are habit forming and most people can't stop with just one. There is no known cure.
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