meet theTosa


Did You Know?

The Tosa is the largest of all Japanese breeds.

During World War II, this extremely rare dog was very near extinction.

From the July 2009 Board Meeting - The Tosa was approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective January 1, 2010.

The Tosa originated on the island of Shikoku.

Other names for the breed include Tosa-Ken, Tosa Dog, Tosa-Token, Tosa-Inu, Japanese Fighting Dog and Japanese Mastiff.

The breed is often pictured in full ceremonial regalia.

The Tosa has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1997.

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
Brindle 057
Fawn 082
Red 140


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014