about 9 years old
Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossians, Mountain and Swiss Cattle Dogs
The majestic and powerful Tosa Inu are the only representatives of Japanese Molossians. It is believed that the mere sight of this dog should instill fear and horror in the enemy. And it’s no coincidence. In the second half of the 19th century, Tosa Inu were bred specifically to participate in dog fights. The fact is that in those days this cruel entertainment became especially popular and profitable in Japan. But local dog breeds simply could not compete with European bulldogs or bull terriers. Then the breeders decided to breed their special breed. They successively crossed Japanese dogs with a bulldog, a bull terrier, a mastiff, a great dane, and even a St. Bernard. The result exceeded expectations: to this day, the Tosa Inu is one of the most powerful, ferocious, but loyal dogs.
Like any fighting breed, the Tosa Inu requires a hard hand from the owner. Experts do not recommend starting a pet of this breed for beginners; only a professional should deal with its training. Puppy training should start at an early age.
Particular attention should be paid to the socialization of the pet. The fact is that aggression and hatred for other dogs are in the blood of the Tosa Inu. Therefore, one of the most important tasks of the owner is to correct the behavior of the pet, to make it more peaceful and friendly.
Important attributes of the daily life of the Tosa Inu are a strong leash and a muzzle it is dangerous to go for a walk without them.
However, a well-mannered and socialized Tosa Inu will become a devoted and affectionate family pet. These dogs adore their owners and literally idolize them. They treat the rest of the family with respect. Tosa Inu will become an excellent guard and protector. This dog does not trust strangers and is only capable of contact in the presence of the owner.
The complex and controversial nature makes the Tosa Inu not the best companion in a family with children. In addition, representatives of this breed do not get along well with other animals in the house.
Tosa Inu is unpretentious in care. The pet’s short coat sheds twice a year. In spring and autumn, it is combed out three to four times a week with a massage brush. The rest of the time it is enough to carry out the procedure once a week.
Conditions of detention
Tosa Inu is not a city dog. Life in an apartment does not suit her. Representatives of this breed feel best of all outside the city, they can live in their own enclosure, but you can’t keep a Tosa Inu on a leash. The dog must walk at least twice a day. It is advisable to take walks in the fresh air: in the forest or in the field, where there is no opportunity to meet strangers and animals. Without active physical exercise, the character of a pet can deteriorate it becomes uncontrollable and nervous.