meet theHokkaido


Training &Temperament

With early training, the Hokkaido is a very loyal and dedicated companion who wants to please his human family. They are incredibly intelligent thinkers and problem solvers, and they excel at tasks given to them. If not socialized properly, however, Hokkaido can become wary of strangers and protective of their families

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Did You Know?

The Hokkaido has been assigned the Working Group designation.

The Hokkaido is designated as a living monument of their home country, Japan.

The Hokkaido has gained popularity after a Japanese telecom company, Softbank, began featuring a white Hokkaido playing the role of Otōsan in their commercials

From the January 2016 Board Meeting – One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – Hokkaido.

Hokkaido were used to seek out lost men who found themselves trapped crossing snowy mountain ranges

The Hokkaido has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since January 2016.

Hokkaido were used to hunt bear in ancient Japan

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & Tan 018
Brindle 057
Red 140
White 199
Red Sesame 298
Sesame 541


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code