Have you ever heard of a Tosa? Or Japinese Fighting dog?

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by cindr, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. cindr

    cindr Guest

    Just receintly this breed has become adopted into Canada. A muscle dog or better known as a Japinese Mastiff. Would you own one?
     
  2. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I've seen some decent Tosas, but there are too many people trying to make monsters out of them that I'd be leary.
     
  3. oc_spirit

    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    Yes they are very awesome dogs!!!! Haven''t met one in person yet but they awe me in pictures. Have heard of them being an awesome influence in some Bandogges too.
     
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    I love tosas, but they are NOT a breed for the average pet owner. They are some of the hardest most protective dogs I've seen in my 17 years of being alive :D . I do want one in my life but I'll work my way up to that level. I've seen many tosas turn up bad because the owners dont know how to properly handle them, thats why I'll only get one when I feel I'm ready. But man, they are amazing. My aunts friend has them, and they are amazing, very friendly IF and ONLY IF you are a welcomed guest. My friend also has two and they are very agressive, but I blame the owners because they did not socialize them as puppies. These dogs have known me for a while and still everytime I walk up to the door they are already trying to break the door down to attack me, very unstable, but again its the owners not the breed.
     
  5. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    heard of them? yes. would want to own one? no. but that's mostly because i'm not really into protective breeds. my personal preference is for a dog who loves everybody.
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    I met several tosas when I was living in Hawaii. Absolutely GORGEOUS dogs; it really gave me an obsession over them. I'd love to have one, but I honestly don't think it will ever happen. Tosas tend to be very dog aggressive as well as highly protective. And frankly, that wouldn't work well with our life situation right now.

    This is definately worth repeating...they are NOT the dog for everyone! Actually, they're probably not the dog for 99% of potential dog owners out there.
     
  7. cindr

    cindr Guest

    I was hired by a business man here yrs ago. He was importing Dogos and Tosa's. Did not know what he was doing what so ever. Anyhow, I took the Dogo's and worked them. The male was awesome. The female just wanted to be a lap dog and do nothing.

    So I would return the two Dogo's to the guy and his tosa that was 3 months old just approached and latched onto Quintine. Quintine was just being the man and did nothing. Why? Because of the training that I had placed into the dog.

    I looked at Tim and said. I have no problem working with you and training your dogs. Although you are going to have a load of trouble here. That pup has been allowed to do just about anything and now I has enough aggression at three months to be a time bomb to pop off. You have three kids, and your wife to consider.

    With that statement I was fired. Well do you honestly think I cared. In one aspect yes. 1 ) for the dogs 2) for the kids and the wife. Now Tim he needed a good shot to the head. Idiot.:mad:

    Well what I have heard from the grape vine Quintine ended up an unrully aggressive dog. That would be sold to who knows who. Whisky would be bred and then who knows. The Tosa was sold and replaced with another one. People like this that have more money than brains should look for a train to get right on track. Just totally sickening:spam:
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Beautiful dogs. I'd never, ever own one. I like protective dogs, but the Tosa's I've met (granted, I've only met three) are much too aggressive for my taste. I prefer dogs that are quietly observant, and honestly just couldn't live with one that attempted to attack everyone who entered my house. I want a dog that I can trust.
     
  9. PixieSticksandTricks

    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    I know someone online who has 5 of them. Hers' are well bred and well brought up. She has them on her farm as guardians and im not sure what else. I THINK she may breed in the future.
     
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    Cassiepeia Chihuahua Mum

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    They're banned in my country, but purely based on websites, books and pictures I love them. I doubt I would ever own one if they were allowed in this country though. Too much dog for lil' ol' me I think. lol
    Still, I can admire from afar. ;)

    Cass.
     
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    i just adore Tosas..they are gorgeous dogs..while i would love to have one, i know it will never happen, they are definatly NOT a breed for everyone.
     
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    Ive judged them and CGC them good points is they are not heavy barkers or shedders bad points severe dog to dog aggression in packs but can be trained to be CGC..
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  13. cindr

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    Yes I have heard that. One thing I will bring up is I had two guys here last night and they want to get into breeding. They have purchased a Dob and already have a Tosa. Well it was stressed to me that the Tosa was not pure but did look the breed.

    That the dog was in season as we speak. I asked are you going to breed the dog? Well we were thinking about it! The only problem is the guy wants $1000.00 up front. That he did not think that was right to have to do!
    I told him that that is the way it is done. No breeding or stud service goes or gets done with out full payment in advance.

    The two of them just about dropped their drawers. They then enquired about the male I have here that I am training. Dob that is! Is he avail for stud. I said I beleive that is what the owner wants to do with him. He said asked what the owner would want for the stud service. I told him $1500.00 or more depending how far the dog acheives in his titles.

    The two of them stated that they would get back to me as they now felt that they should buy their own males. That way they can get their money back out of the deal and can breed when ever they want to. The dogs have 6 yrs to be bred. I just looked at these guys and shook my head. All these people see is dollar signs and nothing other. So glad they left.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    Yes i have heard of them and yes i want one. When i get my farm most likely i will have one. Everything i read about them just makes me want them more. THey are wonderful workers, and protectors which i want on my farm
     
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    I have heard of Tosa's, not neccesarily in a good way either. :(

    From what I understand they are banned in Europe.

    I know a guy that plans on getting one and turning it into a monster. :(
     

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