Thursday, February 14, 2019

Importing Dogs to Japan

Every now and again someone asks me how to bring their dog into Japan. Here's the process...

First steps for bringing a dog into Japan:
1.Microchip (ISO)
2.Rabies vaccination #1
3.Within the valid vaccination of rabies vaccination #1, but at least 30 days afterward, rabies vaccination #2
4.Rabies anti-body test at a 'listed' laboratory
5.If the necessary anti-body threshold is cleared, the dog can enter Japan 180 days after the blood sample was taken.
6.File an import application with Animal Quarantine Japan at least 40days before the dog's arrival in Japan 

Here is a link to the official information http://www.maff.go.jp/aqs/english/animal/dog/import-other.html

So hopefully I'll see some of you with your dogs here in Japan for the NIPPO Grand National???
Don't bother sending me chocolate for Valentine's Day, just come to the Grand National.

Good friend and handling mentor with his male 'Kiku' at the last national, taking first place in the Wakainu 1 male class.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Shikoku Puppy Available

EDIT: THIS PUP HAS BEEN HOMED. THANKS FOR THE INQUIRIES!

This darn cute little guy is available for sale at the moment. He was born on November 7th. Anyone who would like more details, please hit me up at kato.the.walrus@gmail.com








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Friday, January 4, 2019

Sesame in the Hokkaido Ken

As people have become involved with the Hokkaido, and interest in the breed has grown overseas, it is natural that interest in all the coat colors increases. Recently there have been sesame Hokkaido pups popping up here and there, and I get a lot of questions about them and 'sesame lines' etc.

A Hokkaido Ken in Japan might be registered with one or more of the associations that recognize the breed. Generally they are either Hokkaido Ken Hozonkai (DOKENHO or HKH as I refer to them), or Hokkaido Ken Kyokai (HKK). There are also small numbers of Hokkaido registered with the Japan Kennel Club (JKC), and the Nihon Kennel Club (NKC) recognized Hokkaido Ken Tourokukyokai (HNA).

The HKH had around 200 pups registered with them last year, HKK around 100. Sesame as a recessive would pop up every now and again, but for all means and purposes was close to extinct in the breed. I know of a few that popped up over recent years in the HKH, but none produced sesame pups when bred. That all changed when a litter of Hokkaido was born in Niigata prefecture to red HKK parents (but with sesame back in the pedigree). There was a nice sesame male in this litter named Souryuu. Souryuu was bred to a red female (one parent sesame), and there were 2 nice sesame males in the litter from what I have heard. 1 male was kept for breeding, the other sent to Hokkaido. This male is named Hokuou, and essentially all sesame that are being produced now are being bred off this one dog and his progeny. There has been a lot of very close breeding going on to try and increase the appearance of sesame in the puppies produced, and it looks like the kennels involved have finally started to produce predictable numbers of sesame pups.

This is Mizuou, a son of Hokuou.


So as always I imagine I will continue to receive requests for unicorns (a new unrelated sesame line!), but most likely all that exists will be the once every few generation recessive sesame's, and the progeny of Hokuou. Unfortunately his brother has not produced any sesame pups.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NIPPO Show Schedule Spring 2019

Here's the schedule for NIPPO shows in the Kanto (greater Tokyo) area.

March 3rd Tochigi Branch
March 10th Saitama Branch
March 17th Gunma Branch
March 24th Santama Branch (Western Tokyo)
March 31st Ibaragi Branch
April 7th Kanagawa Branch
April 14th Tokyo Branch
April 21st Yamanashi Branch (All Chubu Regional)
April 28th Chiba Branch (All Kanto Regional)

This is Kami-chan, a Bunta daughter born over at Yoshihide Sou, currently 4 months old.

Available Kishu Male Puppies

There are 2 males available from this litter of Kishu pups (just about to hit 2 months old). I went to see the litter, loved their temperament (and their mother's), and they're really quite nice and in great health. If anyone's interested in them, feel free to contact me at kato.the.walrus@gmail.com

If I didn't already own 4 intact males, I would take one of these boys.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Read and Weep

So this just went up on NIPPO's website on the 6th of December.


https://www.nihonken-hozonkai.or.jp/news/%E4%BC%9A%E5%93%A1%E3%81%AE%E3%81%BF%E3%81%AA%E3%81%95%E3%81%BE%E3%81%B8%E3%81%8A%E9%A1%98%E3%81%84%E8%A1%A8%E6%98%8E%E6%9B%B8%E3%81%AE%E6%8F%90%E5%87%BA%E3%81%AB%E3%81%A4%E3%81%84%E3%81%A6/

So what I was saying might happen, has happened. If you don't sign the survey/pledge that I blogged about a bit ago, you won't be able to renew your NIPPO membership next year.

You can download the form by clicking on the above link (In the screengrab in this post I've underlined where to click on the page). I've listed how to sign it in this blog post http://nihonken.blogspot.com/2018/10/i-am-not-yakuza.html

Post the form to:
The Nihon Ken Hozonkai
1F Surugadai Sunrise Bldg
2-11-1 Kandasurugadai
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Japan 101-0062

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Chouseizakura Go

For everyone that is asking about the name etc of the male Shikoku that took 1st place in the adult male class at the NIPPO Grand National 2018, here's his pedigree. I'm still fleshing it out and collecting information, so it's not complete.
https://shikokuken.pedigreedatabaseonline.com/en/Chouseizakura-Go-%E6%9C%9D%E7%94%9F%E6%A1%9C%E5%8F%B7/pedigree/1147/i