The Tosa is a breed of dog of Japanese origin that is considered rare. It was originally bred in Tosa as a fighting dog and still is today. The Tosa varies considerably in size, with the Japanese-bred dogs tending to be about half the size of those bred outside the country. The Japanese breed generally weighs between 80 and 120 pounds , while the non-Japanese breeders have focused on dogs that weigh from 130 to 200 lb and stand 24.5 to 32 inches at the withers. The coat is characterized by its short and smooth appearance and is often red, brindle, or fawn. Occasionally it can be a dull...
|Breed Group:||Foundation Stock Service Program|
|Place of Origin:||Japan|
|Also Known As:||Japanese Tosa, Tosa Tōken, Tosa Inu, Japanese Mastiff, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Fighting Dog, Tosa Ken|