Akiyama no Roushya Karinohime go, "Ada"
AKC registered, UKC eligible
Currently located in Seattle
DOB 02 May 2018
From Ada's current owner:
"Ada is a young Kishu Ken, she's very curious and will try and solve problems on her own. Very experimental, if you're training with her and she doesn't get something correct, Ada will start going through other tricks she knows to try and get the response you want. Ada understands commands on where to stand or walk to, and she looks to her owner for instructions if she's feeling insecure.
Very treat driven, doesn't care for toys unless she's tearing out a squeaker.
Ada has a strong prey drive and has caught several rabbits on the family farm, she's not compatible with homes that have cats or other "prey", if she's wearing a harness that attaches on her back she'll lunge for small game animals. She has broken leashes/collars to chase deer. When she gets loose on the farm or in the mountains I just wait a couple hours and she comes back, I do not chase after her. Ada is comfortable with chest and face attachment harnesses. Her recall is hit and miss, and entirely situational.
She's been a shy dog her whole life, maybe from being from a small litter? In large chaotic situations she will go hide. Puppy training was difficult for her to be around so many other dogs. Ada had been crate trained since a young pup so she's very comfortable in a cozy den. She is not very affectionate, preferring solitude to cuddling on the couch, if she's with other dogs they need to be dogs that will leave her alone.
When it comes to her social leanings, Ada is more of a "pack dog" she's comfortable with her immediate family and skeptical of others. She will be aggressive with stranger dogs that come into her space (home, car, etc). Ada will telegraph her hostility before anything, growling at other dogs that she's not interested in meeting, if the other dog keeps pushing her she will escalate to fighting/biting. Ada hasn't bitten a person, and will give a low growl if she's uncomfortable with a particular person. I have had total adult strangers walk up and take her leash, and she's usually happy to meet a new person.
No special diet besides knowing that if she eats grass she WILL throw up shortly after."