The Kishu is a spitz-type dog breed originating from Japan.
It is considered one of the oldest dog breeds in Japan.
The Kishu is a medium-sized dog, with a height at the withers of 49 to 55 cm for males and 43 to 49 cm for females. The average weight generally varies between 14 and 27 kg. Its coat is double, with a dense undercoat and a coarse, straight topcoat. Coat color is usually white, although shades of red are sometimes tolerated.
The Kishu is an elegant, calm and loyal Japanese dog, adapted to family life. He gets along well with children and other pets.
The Kishu likes to run, play and go for walks. The Kishu is a hardy breed with a life expectancy of around 11 to 13 years.