Temperament: Gentle with his people, active and alert hunter, an ancient breed with endurance, energy and intelligence

Height: 17 to 22 inches

Weight: 35-55 lbs

Life Span: 10-12 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.36

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.04

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.02

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Hanako Daijiro Go Kasatori Sou F0.270.050.01
2 O'ikon Tsuna F0.42-0.110.02
3 Kokuryuume Go Nidai Iwahorisou F0.290.000.06
4 Kikuyo Go Kinrousha F0.37-0.04-0.02
5 Hidetsugu go M0.59-0.18-0.10
6 Akashimas Kochi Ken Kaiya F0.290.010.07
7 Luxury Love Totoro M0.49-0.170.12
8 Daishouri Go HachidoriSou F0.310.020.03
9 Akashima's Kochi Ken Miyoko F0.30-0.03-0.02
10 Kaido M0.320.010.08

This breed evolved in the mountainous Kochi region of Japan, hunting boar. They are tough and agile, adapted to the challenging terrain. They were designated a "national monument" of Japan in 1937.

Joint and hip issues, luxating patellae, entropian, epilepsy,

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10541.16%
Class I113346.51%
Class I119123.26%
Class I122910.47%
Class I12302.33%
Class I123113.95%
Class I12322.33%
Class II20122.33%
Class II201823.26%
Class II20565.81%
Class II20712.33%
Class II207746.51%
Class II21061.16%
Class II212213.95%
Class II21234.65%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Akashima Kochi Ken Kiyomi GoF0.36-0.05-0.07
2Akashima's Kochi Ken MiyokoF0.30-0.03-0.02
3Akashima's Kochi Ken OkamiM0.42-0.040.01
4Akashimas Kochi Ken KaiyaF0.290.010.07
5Atsuko Go HachidorisouF0.450.00-0.28
6Daichi Go AreyarisuM0.35-0.03-0.07
7Daihana Go HachidorisouM0.300.050.02
9Daishouri Go HachidoriSouF0.310.020.03
10Daisuke Juushiro Go KasatorisouM0.290.04-0.07
12Enzou Go AreyarisuM0.56-0.12-0.19
13Genjirou Go AreyarisuM0.49-0.12-0.03
14Hanako Daijiro Go Kasatori SouF0.270.050.01
15Hidetsugu goM0.59-0.18-0.10
16Jikino Kensha Guren GoF0.48-0.110.03
17Kagehime Go Maizuru HaraguchisouF0.30-0.100.24
19Kaisho Go Nidai IwahorisouM0.39-0.070.00
20Katana go Shibukawa Katou KenshaM0.44-0.09-0.10
21Kazumi Go Mikasa SouF0.50-0.13-0.03
22Kenichi Kinchairo Atae NatsumisouM0.320.010.05
23Kikunohime Go MikasasouF0.52-0.290.35
24Kikuyo Go KinroushaF0.37-0.04-0.02
25Kokuryuume Go Nidai IwahorisouF0.290.000.06
26Kokuun Go Awa YamainusouM0.28-0.010.21
27Luxury Love TotoroM0.49-0.170.12
28Mayuka Daijiro Go Kasatori Sou F0.280.04-0.03
29Minehime Go Awa YamainusouF0.37-0.120.15
30Mitsuko Yuna Atae NatsumisouF0.260.020.03
32O'ikon Katsu GoM0.240.040.03
33O'Ikon Kisara F0.32-0.070.19
34O'Ikon Miki MotoF0.38-0.060.00
35O'ikon MiyukiF0.350.04-0.20
36O'ikon Shou GoM0.240.030.12
37O'ikon TsunaF0.42-0.110.02
38Ryuuchoume Go Shounan Koumesou F0.42-0.090.05
39Sendai Einoshu ShkuM0.36-0.030.01
40Sogen No Jirou No Shubun-sanM0.200.040.17
41Supassion's Akio ShinM0.38-0.06-0.03
42Tama No Hideryuu Go YoshihidesouM0.340.02-0.10
45Yumi Einoshu ShkuF0.260.04-0.07

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