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Katana, a Hokkaido Ken, is looking for a new home.
Here is the message from his current owner.
Contact information is at the bottom of the message.
I have decided that I can no longer keep Katana. He is a Japanese Hokkaido Ken and is a year and five months old. This is a tough decision I have been struggling with for a long time, and I have come to the conclusion that he is just not working out very well with me. I hope I will be able to find a home that is able to provide him what he needs, as he is a very needy dog. Katana would do better with somebody who is home most of the time and preferably has another dog(s) to hang out with.
Katana likes to cuddle and is very affectionate with people. He is a bit mouthy, but he loves to meet new people and get pet by everybody. He likes to curl up right beside your head in bed and lay beside you on the couch. He is good with kids if monitored so he doesn’t get too mouthy with them.
Katana plays well with dogs with similar energy and play styles. He can sometimes get a bit rough, but if the other dog corrects him he will tone it down.
He gets along good with dogs once they are given time to get used to him. He has lived with a cranky Shiba Inu, two Border Collie x Labrador Retrievers, and a Kai Ken. He does good with most kinds of dogs and is quick to back off if they get snarky. He has never started a fight.
He is very good off-leash and is a good hiking partner. He sticks close and doesn’t wander too far unless something interesting grabs his attention.
He likes to learn silly tricks like shake and high five.
Katana loves all food and will eat things like pea sprouts and think they are awesome. This makes it very easy to train him since lame things can be used as treats and he doesn’t care.
The not so good.
Katana is very vocal. Vocal meaning he “talks” a lot, but in addition to talking, he screams. This is his default reaction to things. Another dog, a cat, a bird, being put into a crate, not being pet by somebody, etc. It is not a pleasant sound.
Katana does not like being confined and will scream, whine, and howl when locked in a crate. He will stop after a long while, but will start up again in an hour or so.
Katana has separation anxiety. I would not call it mild.
He is destructive, he will destroy bedding in his crate, wooden and plastic objects, flooring, clothes and blankets, and anything else he can get his teeth on. But only when he’s not being watched.
Katana is a rude greeter. He rushes other dogs, bops them with his paws, and is generally unruly and obnoxious.
Katana has no impulse control and a nonexistant threshold level.
Katana has a lot of energy. He needs somebody who is very active and likes to be outdoors. Hiking, biking, or running are essential with him. He might be able to be trained as a hunting dog if enough time was put into him.
Katana does not do so good with small dogs, cats, or puppies. He will try to hunt and possibly kill them. He does not see small dogs and puppies as dogs but instead prey, so should not be in a home with a small dog or cat. Caged critters are safe if the cage is strong and in a room he cannot access.
Anybody who is interested in Katana should send me a private message or e-mail at Losech@gmail.com We can talk more about him, you and your lifestyle, any dogs you may currently have, and see if Katana would be a good fit for you.
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Hokkaido are a primitive dog breed native to Japan and can be quite difficult, but extremely rewarding, companions.
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