Ryukyu/Japanese Spitz
Picture of Xeana, a female Ryukyu/Japanese Spitz

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Age: 4 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

November 5th 2012

she loves her toys and to run and play with our children.

she doesn't like you to mess with her food when.she eats she puppy growels lol

Favorite Food:
puppy chow

Favorite Walk:
in the.woods behind our home.

Best Tricks:
she will walk on hind legs fora treat!

Arrival Story:
If you are interested in Xeana please email me pro_painter63@yahoo.com My sister got her for Christmas for us and we just don't have the time to devote to her. There is a rehoming fee of 100.00! She is an amazing puppy and deserves a loving home. She is a protecter already and will let you know if someone is outside! She goes to the door when she wants out. All around perfect puppy we just are not home enough!

The Ryukyu is found in the southernmost islands of Japan, in Okinawa Prefecture. They vary slightly in type from island to island. There were around 1500 10 years ago, but only around 6-700 at present. The Ryukyu Inu Preservation Society was set up in 1990, and they've set up breed standards and the like. The breed has been declared a natural monument by Okinawa Prefecture. They are extremely rare outside Okinawa, and are not recognized as a breed by any clubs other than the one breed specific registry. Ryukyus are known for being milder in temperament than other Nihonken, and friendlier. Their coats are shorter than other Nihonken, and come in many different colors. 'Toola' means tiger pattern in Okinawan (in mainland Japanese it's pronounced 'tora'), and the recognized colors are 'kuro-toola' (black-tiger), 'aka-toola' (red-tiger), 'shiro-toola' (white-tiger), and 'akain' (a solid red-brown). Different mixes of the colors can result in solid whites, blacks, sesames, and ivorys (all these colors not recognized at present). Around 60 percent of Ryukyus have the tiger stripe pattern. Ryukyus have a shorter 'stop' than other Nihonken, are medium sized (roughly the same as Kais), and I would assume are classified as a spitz type. Tails come in two types, point and curl, with most having pointed tails. Here's links to the different colorations. This is a blog run by a Ryukyu Inu Preservation Society member.

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