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Date Posted: 10/21/07 10:16:34am
In reply to: stewart 's message, "Re: Looking for a dog" on 10/20/07 5:42:13pm
Yes, Tosa's were bred to fight, but they were the also the Japanese War dog used in a variety of ways, mostly on humans. To create the Tosa they used The old breed Shikoku Ken and bulldogs, then added the German pointer, Great Dane Bull terrier and St. Bernards. They also breed the dog to be silent not a barking breed. In Japan a vocal dog is not considered of any worth when fighting. They dogs are also not bred to be overly aggrssive inthe fight ring the Japanese look at Tosa fightng like Sumo wrestling, there is much to do about customs and if a dog is super aggressive he will be diqualified from the ring. Depending on you lineage depends on what type of bite you will get. I am very comfortable with my Tosa's bite and how much she can do. I will just say that the breed is not one for many people, they are a thinking dog with a lot of power behind them, but they are soft in some aspects. You just can't compare a herding breed to a bully/ mastiff breed they each have their good qualities and their bad along with bite, power and staminia, not to mention every breeding has its strenghts and weakness.
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