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: 0.35

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.04

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.03

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Mika Go Mikasa Sou F0.48-0.230.40
2 Benkei Go Areyarisu M0.36-0.01-0.07
3 Yoshi Go Hinotori M0.36-0.020.01
4 Hiromi Go Hachidorisou F0.34-0.050.05
5 Biyori Go Hachidorisou F0.320.06-0.01
6 Takara F0.28-0.120.42
7 Renji-Awa Go Hakuren Sou M0.350.000.02
8 Ekumi Go Hachidorisou F0.37-0.040.00
9 Hailey - Yasuji V.D. Egmato F0.41-0.070.05
10 Yoru No Hime Haru M0.43-0.090.01

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 I10541.02%
Class I113345.92%
Class I119124.49%
Class I122910.20%
Class I12302.04%
Class I123114.29%
Class I12322.04%
Class II20122.04%
Class II201824.49%
Class II20565.10%
Class II20712.04%
Class II207745.92%
Class II21061.02%
Class II212214.29%
Class II21235.10%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1Akashima Kochi Ken Kiyomi GoF0.36-0.04-0.07
2Akashima's Kochi Ken MiyokoF0.30-0.03-0.02
3Akashima's Kochi Ken OkamiM0.37-0.050.01
4Akashimas Kochi Ken KaiyaF0.270.010.08
5Atsuko Go HachidorisouF0.420.02-0.29
6Benkei Go AreyarisuM0.36-0.01-0.07
7Berkana Pride Good BearM0.240.040.00
8Biyori Go HachidorisouF0.320.06-0.01
9Daichi Go AreyarisuM0.350.00-0.08
10Daihana Go HachidorisouM0.280.060.02
12Daishouri Go HachidoriSouF0.310.020.03
13Daisuke Juushiro Go KasatorisouM0.280.04-0.08
15Ekumi Go HachidorisouF0.37-0.040.00
16Enzou Go AreyarisuM0.53-0.12-0.19
17Genjirou Go AreyarisuM0.46-0.12-0.02
18Hailey - Yasuji V.D. EgmatoF0.41-0.070.05
19Hanako Daijiro Go Kasatori SouF0.250.040.02
20Hidetsugu goM0.54-0.17-0.09
21Hiromi Go HachidorisouF0.34-0.050.05
22Jikino Kensha Guren GoF0.44-0.120.04
23Kagehime Go Maizuru HaraguchisouF0.30-0.080.24
25Kaisho Go Nidai IwahorisouM0.39-0.070.01
26Katana go Shibukawa Katou KenshaM0.41-0.08-0.10
27Kazumi Go Mikasa SouF0.49-0.11-0.03
28Kenichi Kinchairo Atae NatsumisouM0.280.020.05
29Kikunohime Go MikasasouF0.51-0.260.35
30Kikuyo Go KinroushaF0.36-0.03-0.03
31Kokuryuume Go Nidai IwahorisouF0.290.000.06
32Kokuun Go Awa YamainusouM0.250.000.21
33Luxury Love TotoroM0.47-0.150.11
34Mayuka Daijiro Go Kasatori Sou F0.280.03-0.03
35Mika Go Mikasa SouF0.48-0.230.40
36Minehime Go Awa YamainusouF0.34-0.130.16
37Mitsuko Yuna Atae NatsumisouF0.240.040.03
39O'ikon Katsu GoM0.240.060.03
40O'Ikon Kisara F0.30-0.050.18
41O'Ikon Miki MotoF0.38-0.060.00
42O'ikon MiyukiF0.350.04-0.19
43O'ikon Shou GoM0.240.050.12
44O'ikon TsunaF0.42-0.110.02
45Renji-Awa Go Hakuren SouM0.350.000.02
46Ryuuchoume Go Shounan Koumesou F0.42-0.070.05
47Sendai Einoshu ShkuM0.34-0.040.02
48Sogen No Jirou No Shubun-sanM0.200.040.17
49Supassion's Akio ShinM0.38-0.04-0.04
51Tama No Hideryuu Go YoshihidesouM0.310.04-0.11
54Yoru No Hime HaruM0.43-0.090.01
55Yoshi Go HinotoriM0.36-0.020.01
56Yumi Einoshu ShkuF0.260.03-0.06

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