Origin of Tosa Inu

The Japanese Tosa only evolved in the mid-1800s and is not a native breed. Instead, it was created through crossbreeding with western breeds. These were done to create larger, more enduring, and more fighting dogs.

The Tosa is originally a Japanese fighting dog and is still used there today. However, Japanese dogfights are completely different than you might expect. It’s not about violence, it’s more about mental strength. They are often compared to sumo wrestling bouts.

The fights have strict rules. This includes not allowing the dogs to bite or injure each other, and stopping fights if the dogs lose interest. However, training to become a Japanese attack dog is tough and takes place in training camps.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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