Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fast Facts about the Japanese Ninja Dog

  • Not currently AKC recognized. [Their loss.]
  • Small game hunter, particularly squirrels and groundhogs. Occasionally ponders birds. Then watches them fly off after making absolutely no effort to catch them.
  • Ranging in size from 14 ½ to 17 ½ inches tall at the shoulder and 23 to 35 pounds — sometimes 45 when left to their own devices and an open bag of 60 lbs dog food.
  • Possesses a double coat that is white and red sesame or burnt orange, which is known in some circles as just brown, or just orange, or "Go Longhorns." But the ninja dog does not cheer for cattle.
  • As its name implies, the ninja dog is a Japanese native breed. Close cousin to the Shiba Inu, it derives its name from Iga in the Mie Prefecture where it originated. The region is known as the birthplace of the ninja.
  • Contrary to popular believe Japanese Ninja Dogs do not snore. They make that noise on purpose as a warning. [See tag line to this blog for further information.]


  1. I have a dog who sleeps while I wait.

  2. I have a dog who has gotten very pushy about sleeping on the bed.