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Kai Dog with Mt.Fuji by SheltieWolf Kai Dog with Mt.Fuji by SheltieWolf
Kai Dog [甲斐犬] which is living at a lodge on the top of Mt.Mitsutouge[三つ峠].
Kai Dog is one of Japanese dogs which were dogs in Kai [甲斐] (present: Yamanashi Prefecture[山梨県]). As you know, Akita and Shiba are the most popular among Japanese dogs. Kai is less popular than them.
But Kai Dog are brave dogs which ancestry were hunting dogs. Kai Dog sometimes fought with wild-bores and so on. Their fur's colouring is called Torage [虎毛](tiger fur) because their fur looks like (a bit) tiger stripes. :)
If you are a fan of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu Weed, you probably know Kai 3 brothers. :D

Mitsutouge is one of mountains in Yamanashi. It's a famous mountain for a good view point of Mt.Fuji[富士山]. When I went to there the last summer, it was not bad weather. I was able to look the top of Mt.Fuji. In addition to it, he was sitting on a bench of an open space. I took him at the front of Mt.Fuji. :)
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Kai Kens are beautiful dogs :) Beautiful pic:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome:) Kai Kens are beautiful dogs:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. :D
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IloveWUFFS Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Digital Artist
he looks so beautiful with the with the hills in the backround^^
nice work man;D
(like every time ;D)
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XILOVEWOLFSX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
D: i thought it was a photo!!! your so good at art! :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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XILOVEWOLFSX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Your Welcome :)
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Dunkin-Prime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a gorgeous photo- I absolutely love Kai dogs. I'd love to own one at some point but the breed is almost unheard of here in the USA. Shame really, they are very lovely.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Dunkin-Prime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome C:
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Riverwolfpup Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PUPPY!
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Ta-Kun08 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Ooh, Kai Ken! I love the Japanese Spitz-like dogs!:3
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :XD:
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Ta-Kun08 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
It's my pleasure
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Ask-Ookami-2PItaly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
((oohh~~ a kai dog~ i love them~ ^w^))
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ditto! :D
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EmoTheKitty Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a beautiful dog. <3 So very pretty. : )
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. ^^
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't knew about the Kai, just the Akita and Shiba indeed =)
right! if you look carefully you can see the stripes..=D
how original! Torage!!
great shot!! :nod:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Kai is one of rare dogs. Surely foreign people may not know them well. :)
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Yep, here's an example :ashamed:
well, now I know! =D
And you're welcome btw! ^^
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YamapiRocks27 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you so much for the History on them He is Beautiful
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! And thank you! :D
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Silent-Duck Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks so handsome for a moment i though he was a painting
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Kai are nice dogs, I think. ^^
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow he is actually posing for the cam!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. He looks like a model. :D
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-D
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Geor18 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I've never heare dof Kai dogs before, they are beautiful :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

Kai is one of the rare dogs, I think. :)
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unloved69 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Very beautiful dog there! And love the background! Goes well together.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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grind-universe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Damm !

Itīs Awesome beautiful !
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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scotlandwolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is one adorable dog :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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MissHeike Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember reading about the Kai dog in my big book about dog breeds from before :) Beautiful dogs <3
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, in your book? :)

Exactly. They are beautiful, I think. :D
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MissHeike Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, my big book with dog breeds had the Kai dog in it, I remember I started liking the Kai dog because at that time I was crazy about Beyblade anime and Kai where my favorite, it is silly to like a breed because of it, but hey... I learnt about a breed I might have just skipped otherwise, I think I drew one too, I can see if I find that drawing sometime :P
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Honeybager93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although i like all the breeds in Japan, Kai-inu and Kishu-inu are my favorites. Kishu-inu for their striking white coats and intelligence and Kai-inu for their loyalty and bravery. This Kai-inu looks especially friendly yet mysterious all at the same time. I love the ginga series though i perfer Ginga Nagareboshi Gin a little to Ginga Densetsu Weed. Both are good in their own right.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. He was comparatively friendly. I was able to touch him. But he was calm and dignified. He hardly played with me. :D
There were two Kai. Another was his wife. She was very cheerful and playful. She always played with visitors. He sometimes barked. He looked like... "Keep away from her! She is my wife!" :D
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Honeybager93 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome, i wish i had a Kai dog and any dog for that matter. Kai dogs are usually friendly but some can be stand-offish. i glad you had a nice when them.
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White-Tanuki-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Kai Brothers are epic, I didn't know they were actually breeds :O guess I need to go to Japan more :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. They are awesome. :D
I hope you will visit Japan someday. :)
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White-Tanuki-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so too, I wish to travel the world :meow:
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BrokenBone Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful dog! :D
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