Tosa Inu

Tosa Inu (Japanese Mastiff)


Tosa Inu profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 53-58cm

Avg weight: 60-80kg

Coat type: Short, dense coat

Coat colours: Fawn, red, apricot, brindle and black

Originally bred for: Fighting 

Breed traits: Courageous, vigilant, patient, composed, bold


A little about the Tosa Inu

The largest of all Japanese dog breeds, this honourable and tenacious athlete comes from a long fighting history. Today, however, they enjoy a more docile and affectionate existence among his own family and is known to be more aloof toward strangers. They are known for their patience and composure, and will always uphold a vigilant disposition. They are commonly used as watchdogs. 



Tosa Inu can experience health issues like: Skin allergies, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, and Hyperkalaemia

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.