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The Hokkaido is a breed of dog. Other names for the breed include Ainu-ken, Seta, and Shita. In Japan, its name is sometimes shortened to Do-ken. The Hokkaido is native to the prefecture of the same name in Japan.
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Appearance
The breed is medium in size, and has small, triangular, upright ears. The small eyes have a rising triangular outline. The Hokkaido has a coat of long, stiff fur, and a second, shorter coat of soft fur. Colors include red, white, black, tiger, sesame, and wolf-gray. Males are typically 50 cm tall, and females a few centimeters shorter, with body masses in the 20 kg range. Lifetimes of about 15 years are common.
Temperament
The breed is known for faithfulness to its keeper, bravery, and the ability to withstand the cold, among other traits.

Health
A lifespan of about 15 years is common.

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