Breed

Kishu Ken


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • docile
  • faithful
  • noble

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Kishu Ken

This Japanese hunting dog may benefit from a dog food in controlled portions to ensure they remain at optimal weight and health. Today, the Kishu Ken generally does not have to hunt much past the family kitchen to find a full meal waiting.


Breed

Kishu Ken


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • docile
  • faithful
  • noble
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Bred in the mountainous region of eastern Japan in the early 19th century, the Kishu Ken was revered for its boar hunting prowess. Still a very rare breed, the Kishu Ken was listed as a National Monument in Japan in 1934. This medium sized breed with a stunning white coat excels at both hunting and in the show ring in obedience and agility competitions. The breed is in rapid decline and rarely seen in Europe or the United States. The Kishu Ken is a naturally hard working breed and forms a strong bond with their owners. They require substantial daily exercise to maintain their disposition and should be trained at an early age with a firm hand.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
seasonally

Earlier Kishu Ken no doubt subsisted on a high protein and fat diet of hunting spoils and barn vermin. While very obedient, the Kishu Ken does have a strong hunting instinct and should not be left alone in small urban apartments for extended periods or they tend to become very destructive. The Kishu Ken has a life expectancy of up to 13 years, can weigh in at as much as 60 pounds and stand at nearly two feet high. The Kishu Ken is featured in many works of art by the famed Japanese artist Yoshihiro Takahashi. The Kishu Ken are particularly prone to environmental allergies and should be under the care of a veterinarian for continuous treatment. Given their treasured status today, the Kishu Ken generally does not need to hunt much past the family kitchen in Japan to find a healthy meal waiting. Given their reduced activity levels compared to their ancestors, the Kishu Ken should receive very controlled portions of dog food to remain at optimal weight.


Spot and Tango has the best dish for pet food for an overweight Kishu Ken. Their fresh ingredients come directly from the local farms and are prepared to make the most of the variety of nutrients in each serving. This can help your Kishu Ken start to get the right amount of macronutrients they require every day without overeating. All of Spot and Tango's dishes are human grade, prepared fresh and ready-to-serve with no added fillers which might have excess, unwanted calories. All of their recipes are made and tested in AAFCO authorized labs.


Maintaining a healthy weight for your Kishu Ken depends on not only the quantity of dog food your Kishu Ken enjoys, but also the quality. Spot & Tango skips the additives and preservatives and only uses real human food in their dog food recipes. Local farmers in New York are selected for the quality of vegetables and fruits grown using sustainable practices. Real meat selections, without by products, including chicken, lamb, beef and fish. Cooked at low temperatures, Spot & Tango recipes result in high nutrient content and extra flavor. Their recipes are developed and tested by veterinarian nutritionists to meet the stringent nutritional levels recommended by the AAFCO. (American Association of Feed Control Officials) Spot & Tango dog food comes in carefully packaged portions to help an overweight Kishu Ken combat obesity, then maintain a proper weight. The recipes are designed to help build immunity, strengthen muscles, minimize allergy and arthritis symptoms as well as improve digestion and increase energy. Join the happy and healthy Kishu Kens that are now enjoying exceptional dog food delivered straight to their door from Spot & Tango. You, and your happy, if not somewhat obese Kishu Ken, won’t be disappointed!