Kai Ken  

Kai Ken

The Kai Ken is a breed that came from the Asian country of Japan. The Kai Ken also go by the names “Kai tora-ken”, “Kai Inu”, “Tora Inu”, “Tora Dog” and the “Tiger Dog”. They are well known for its brindled coat, sturdy body and well developed muscles. In 1934, the Japanese government classified the Kai Ken as a “natural treasure” thus making this dog protected by the law. It was called the Tora Dog (Tiger Dog) primarily because of its brindle and coloring. This coat enabled the Kai Ken blend in with the mountainous surroundings from which it hailed, making them effective hunters.

 

Keeshond  

Keeshond

The Keeshond comes in other names that include Keeshonden, Wolfspitz or Chien Loup. It is a medium-sized dog whose physical features make it look like it’s a toy wolf and a small lion combined. This huggable small dog has lion-like tresses in its neck, shoulders, and chest (if a male) and a face with fox-like expression. It has oblique eyes in deep reddish-brown color, erect triangle-shaped ears, and medium-length plumed tail. Another Keeshond distinction is its spectacles, which give out the expression. Spectacles are actually delicate dark lines slanting from the corner of the eyes towards the ears, giving the dog shadings in its orbital area.

 

Kerry Blue Terrier  

Kerry Blue Terrier

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium-sized terrier that undergoes an amazing coat color transformation with time. This canine is born with black coat that turns to very dark blue, hence the name, then usually to light gray. Sometimes the change is towards shades of brown then later to blue gray. Such coat is soft, wavy, and non-shedding. This dog has a long head with small but prominent dark eyes, as well as plenty of whiskers, beard and eyebrows. It has muscular limbs, covered in dense coat, that support its confident and smart gait. It has an upright tail that is docked.

 

Komondor  

Komondor

The Komondor, which also goes by the name Komondor Sheepdog and Hungarian Sheepdog, is one sheepdog indeed. Its coat and color is a flat-out manifestation of having a dog put on a sheep’s coat. Instead of hair strands and fur, its white coat is felted and corded with a length reaching 8 to 11 inches (20 to 27 cm). The pup of this breed is born with a fur typical of other heavily coated breeds but in about 2 years, its outer coat blends with the inner coat forming cords. Furthermore, this dog also has a charming face – almond-shaped and medium-sized eyes, triangular ears, wide nose, and a long slightly curved hanging tail.

 

kooikerhondje  

Kooikerhondje

The Kooikerhondje originated from the Netherlands. The Kooikerondje, also known as the Kooiker Dog or the Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog is much loved by its native land. Many Dutch painters include a similar dog in their masterpieces. The Kooikerhondje has a body that is almost square in shape, an uplifted head, a parti-colored coat, and a feathered tail. The dog is believed to have descended from Spioen (Spaniels) and is credited to be the ancestors of another “Duck Dog”, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

 

kuvasz  

Kuvasz

Kuvasz is short for Hungarian Kuvasz, a large and well-muscled sheepdog common in Hungary. It has a white double coat which is both furry and medium-coarse. The hair is short on the head and feet but dense and wavy in the legs and body and can reach length of up to 4 to 6 inches. Against this white coat is a dark skin. It has medium-sized eyes, V-shaped ears, and large black nose. This agile dog has a well-tucked lower abdomen.

 

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