Hokkaidos are a medium to large-sized dog breed. They can grow to be about 18 to 20 inches tall and weigh between 44 and 66 pounds. With proper care, ample exercise, and a great diet, they’ll have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. They have a double coat that’s medium in length and sheds a moderate amount. To take a look at what this purebred look likes, take a look at the Hokkaido photos shown below.
The Hokkaido dog is known for being devoted, alert, and dignified. They’re affectionate with their family members and are loyal to them. In addition, they’ll form a special bond with their humans. However, when it comes to children, other dogs, and strangers, Hokkaidos are wary. They’ll protect their territory and family, but they’re not aggressive dogs and won’t be guard dogs. They will, however, make great watchdogs.
An Energetic Dog
This pooch has high energy levels and needs plenty of mental stimulation each day. In addition, they require a lot of physical activity. This doggo will do well with an active family who enjoys doing outdoor activities such as jogging and hiking. In addition, Hokkaidos will enjoy having a fenced-in yard to themselves or taking a trip to the dog park. Remember, they’re wary of strangers and other dogs, so early socialization and proper training will be necessary. Luckily, this doggo is easy to train.
Overall, the Hokkaido will be a delight for any family to have in their family, as long as someone is usually home for them and can keep them active.
To truly understand this breed you can look at some of these photos of the dog from a puppy right through to a senior dog. Then, click on any of the links, and you will discover some of the very best Instagram accounts to follow. As you will see from the photos, this is a breed you will quickly fall in love with.
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