The Japanese or Korean Stray Dog has a height that varies between 35 and 50 cm, and a weight between 10 and 20 kg. They have an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. It is not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Breed history in brief
The Japanese or Korean Stray is a breed of dog native to Japan and Korea. It was bred by farmers to assist in their daily tasks, such as hunting, herding and protection. This breed was selected primarily for its functionality and not for aesthetic purposes.
The Japanese or Korean Stray is a medium sized dog with a strong bone structure and a large head. It has a long tail and a short, smooth coat. Its ears are large and rounded, and it has a broad nose.
The coat is short and smooth. Its color variety includes white, black, gray, brown and cream.
The Japanese or Korean Stray is characterized by high intelligence and loyalty. They are friendly with children and other animals, which makes them excellent companions for families. Their resistance to climate changes makes them suitable for different environments. They also stand out for their energy and learning ability.
Common health problems
The Japanese or Korean Stray is a generally healthy breed and there are no known specific disorders associated with it. However, as with any breed, it is important to take the dog for regular veterinary check-ups to maintain optimal health.
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