Possible Future Tosa Owner Here!

Discussion in 'Tosa Inu' started by kbuchanan66, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    So as a few of you know I had a post up questioning the possible Mastiff Breed in my Rott/Mastiff. Many different breeds were thrown out some including DDB, Lab or a cross of mastiff and lab. There was one breed that was said that stuck in my mind and I have been researching everything about the breed since. This was non other than the Tosa Inu!

    I showed a picture of the Tosa to my boyfriend and his jaw dropped as it looks incredibly similair to our Barron. Since then he has also been doing research into the breed.

    Fast forward to last night while walking our 2 boys. "How long do you think Duke has with us?" Me being a little suprised as he is only 8 years old(guesstemate from vet). said "oh I am sure we have another at least 5 years if nothing unfortunate happens...why?". Now Matt being very into Labs (Duke is a Lab and his first real dog) just shrugs a little and says " I would like our next dog to be a Tosa."

    My eyes nearly bugged out of my head and my jaw fell open. This was uttered by a guy that always said we would get another Lab, That Barron is as big of a Dog as he would ever think of getting and a guy that would never "Pay" a substantial amount to get a dog.

    I being sensable said all these things back to him and all he could simply say was "opinions and events change a person. If it is something that we want and know we can handle than we will save and I will have no reservations on doing it with the proper research and Breeder".

    Now like I said we are FAR from getting a Tosa(we are a 2 dogs maximum house) but just that there is a possiblilty of owning one has me so excited!
     
  2. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    Congrats, Tosa's are an impressive breed that's for sure.
     
  3. BradA1878

    BradA1878 New Member

  4. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    You are getting yours from a Kennel in Japan right?

    I have looked at the Tosa House website lol. He dogs are Beautiful but as of right now I have been seeing a lot of great looking Tosa's in Romania and one in Las Vegas. I will be looking through and contacting each Breeder and learning as much as I can about their Tosa's as well as looking for Reviews from people that have Purchased from them.
     
  5. BradA1878

    BradA1878 New Member

    Yes, I will be importing mine. Actually my friend in Japan is picking her up this week... Then I gotta figure out how to get here to the states.

    I'm guessing you are referring to Bushido Tosa Inu and Shogun Imperial Tosa?

    I chat with Shogun's owner a lot. I don't know Bushido Tosa Inu very well, but their dogs are nice looking. Actually, if you look at their homepage, in the breed make up picture/chart, the Shikoku Ken (middle top - wolf looking dog) is a picture of my Shikoku Ken "Ahi". ;)

    Anyway, my only caution would be to consider the level of dog aggression you are willing to tolerate, and select a kennel based on that. Shogun Imperial Tosa will produce a pretty "game" Tosa, that may or may not be something you want...
     
  6. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    Mendel-tosa in Craiova, Romania and Pride Rock Tosa in Texas(sorry I don't know where I got Vegas from).

    I recently found Stonewall in Brazil as well.
     
  7. BradA1878

    BradA1878 New Member

    Ah, I was way off then! lol
     
  8. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    Yeap, Brad so true about dog aggression, dealt with it, with a dane can't even imagine a "real" Tosa.
     
  9. grazefull1

    grazefull1 New Member

    [​IMG]well i kinda like the way they dress up the breed kinda king like( i just like the look but i dont support the fighting histroy behind it)
     
  10. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    They call is the fighting ceremonial yokozuna, similar to what sumo wrestlers would wear. Very beautiful indeed.
     
  11. BradA1878

    BradA1878 New Member

    Here is a video presenting a Yokozuna Tosa Inu...

    [video=youtube;DULCRbmScJo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DULCRbmScJo[/video]
     
  12. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    Edit nevermind it popped up. I love that video
     
  13. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    This kind of reminds me of a service dog getting ready in his vest. Tail is wagging but as soon as that vest goes on it is business!
     
  14. BradA1878

    BradA1878 New Member

    I'm pretty sure the Tosa in that video wanted to eat that kid. Maybe not the best representative.
     
  15. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    He was really easy to re-direct though.
     
  16. grazefull1

    grazefull1 New Member

    lol maybe the boy wasnt his kind of treat lol
     
  17. Duetsche_Doggen

    Duetsche_Doggen New Member

    I agree. I want to buy one for Stone, LOL
     
  18. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

    Not so sure that he was "easy to redirect", I'm thinking more that he knows that the handler's tug on the collar means "no such luck sorry". Handsome dog though!
     
  19. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin New Member

    They figure that sorta thing out really quick as long as you're consistant. Apollo knows what his show collar and lead means, but god forbid I try to get him to stack in his prong......
     
  20. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 New Member

    Oh I imagine as much. It is no different than a dogs reaction to a Leash.
     

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