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Tosa dogs

Tosa puppy names
Boy dog names
01. Yukon Twizzler
02. Byron Gypsy
03. Bailey Bambi
04. Jake Dixie
05. Diesel Daisy
06. Gizmo Harley
07. Coco April
08. Gunner Maddie
09. Rusty Autumn
10. Bacon Faith

Tosa Information

Name Tosa
Other names Tosa Inu, Tosa Ken, Tosa Tōken, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Tosa
Origin Japan
Size Type Large dog breeds
Breed Group Guarding Dog Breeds (UKC)
Life span Average 10 to 12 years
Temperament Suspicious, Brave, Sensitive, Aggressive, Fearless, Intelligent
Height 24.5 to 32 inches (62 to 82 cm)
Weight 80 and 135 pounds (36 and 61 kg)
Colors Brindle, Fawn, Black, Red
Puppy Price Average $600 - $800 USD

Tosa Characteristics



The Japanese Tosa, it was first discovered in the Japanese Tosa region, is a medium-sized dog can hunt wild boar. Japanese breeders start system and use it to optimize the Western dog hybrid varieties, according to Japanese Dog Club ", which was started in 1854 with German pointer, English Bull Terrier, mastiff, Great Dane and french mastiff hybrid, making it than medium-sized Japanese soil with large, fierce, and more robust, agile.

Body type

Body is brawny, muscular, energetic. Frame is sturdy, strong strong build. Flat head, head. Kiss the square shape. Wide mouth, jaw muscles, is powerful. Teeth are sharp. On the ears location, hanging ears. Thick neck, skin flabby, especially laryngeal dewlap. Straight back. Forelegs straight and strong kind hind limbs. High tail root position, its tail drooping down at ordinary times. The foot toes more bulky. Fur is short and hard, very thick. Fur color has a different degree of reddish brown, white and red and white color. Pure reddish brown is considered the best.


The coat is short, straight, dense, and tight to the body.
Red, yellow, brown, apricot yellow, black, with stripes. A small white spot on the chest and feet can exist.


The Tosa Ken is normally a tranquil, quiet, and obedient dog with a calm but vigilant demeanor. The Tosa is quietly affectionate with its own family but may be somewhat aloof with strangers. This breed is also by nature watchful of other dogs and may react aggressively to dogs it considers intruders. Overtly aggressive behavior toward humans is uncharacteristic of the breed and highly undesirable. The Tosa responds best to positive-enforced training methods because of an inherent desire to please its owner. This breed matures slowly and individual dogs may not reach their prime until as late as four years of age.


When trotting, the gait is effortless, smooth, powerful and well coordinated, showing good reach in front and drive behind. When moving, the backline remains level with only a slight flexing to indicate suppleness. Viewed from any position, legs turn neither in nor out, nor do feet cross or interfere with each other. As speed increases, feet tend to converge toward center line of balance.
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