Kai Ken in Rescue
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    I got a request from Shiba rescue searching for possible Kai Ken rescue resources in California @tjbart17 regarding what looks to be a Kai mix. I am very familiar with rescues making up elaborate breeds to help move their dogs out faster and most of the time, they are just generic mixes, however, this dog actually seems to fit the bill for a Kai/Shiba mix. The brindle is diluted and he has urajiro, which would make sense if mixed with Shiba, and the face and brindle distribution is reminiscent of Kai:



    "this pup was adopted from Ridgecrest shetler a year ago and now they went and got a puppy and he needs a home
    I sent his picture to breeders and they think he is a Kai Ken I guess he has food issues with the puppy
    can you take him or do you know of someone who can I cant right now and he needs to go to a experianced rescue that has a facility
    thanks for any help Michelle
    p.s the shelter said he was a shiba he is about 35lbs

    Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue Inc.
    501(c) (3) Non Profit
    Shiba Inu dog Rescue Organization
    Director/ Michelle Balestrieri


    Anyways, anybody in Cali know of people doing Kai rescue in that area?
    Hokusei Kashinoki Hokkaido and Shiba Inu
    Post edited by lindsayt at 2012-05-17 05:03:06
  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    he's cute! I love his socks, too... :) I hope hes a super nice dog. The food guarding could be managed with crate feeding/owner education.
    "they got a puppy and now he needs a home" THAT sucks. So loyal, some people! when the puppy grows up, then what? "NEXT!" >:(
  • CaliaCalia
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    Poor thing :( For some reason, that brindling makes me think JA instead of Kai, maybe because of the way the red is in it, lol
    Post edited by Calia at 2012-05-17 09:00:45
  • aykayk
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    I'm agreeing with Calia. I thought JA instead of Kai at first glance. So JA mix.
    Post edited by ayk at 2012-05-17 10:14:22
  • kbbd83kbbd83
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    His face is totally Shiba. I'd know that goofy Shiba grin anywhere.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Ok, it's fun to guess! Is there a JA rescue in California?
    Hokusei Kashinoki Hokkaido and Shiba Inu
  • TheWalrusTheWalrus
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    It's, it's, it's.... a dog? :)
  • CaliaCalia
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    I'm surprised that the shiba rescue doesn't just take him and show him off, being that he's suspected to be part shiba. That brindling will definitely make him stand out against the common red, black/tan, and cream shibas, so he should be able to find a home quickly.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Well, the rescue in Oregon just pulled a bunch of dogs from a mill auction and she is full. The dog is in California, but most of the purebred rescues don't do mixes. I agree he is a cool looking dog tho
    Hokusei Kashinoki Hokkaido and Shiba Inu
  • CarabooACarabooA
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    Wow, he is super cute! love love love the distinct coloring. I agree though... you don't replace an existing dog because you got a puppy!!! Where is the loyalty indeed?
    I hope he finds a great home, he has a great face. Cute, cute boy.
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  • ZinjaZinja
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    I'm actually in love with this dog :) I was contemplating on contacting Miisan kennels to be put on a waiting list for a silver/blue JA but I don't think my girlfriend likes big dogs. Possibly going to see Katja for a Shika, depending on my internship schedule.

    The face looks like a Shiba but the brindle looks like it's an Akita. Very, very cute.

    Now if there is a way to get it to Florida, I'll be more than happy taking the dog in, at least foster it.
  • sunyatasunyata
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    @Zinja - I am sure with the Shiba rescue networking, there might be a way to get the dog to you.

    @Lindsayt - Would you list the rescue organization that is asking about this pup if you think they might be willing to help set up transport?
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  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Southern California Shiba Rescue. I posted their info under the pictures.

    Since he isn't a purebred, the breed rescues are unlikely to fund an airplane ticket. Someone would have to really want him enough to pay for that themselves.
    Hokusei Kashinoki Hokkaido and Shiba Inu
  • BradA1878BradA1878
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    This pic has been going around some of the Kai lists. I look at that dogs and see absolutely no Kai Ken in him.

    Anyways, I hope he finds a home. He is very cute!
  • tjbart17tjbart17
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    @lindsayt Yeah I saw this dog on the Kai list. I don't think he looks like a Kai at all. There's Red at the No. Ca. Shiba Inu Rescue. He takes Shiba Mixes and even Jindo/Jindo mixes.
  • shibamistressshibamistress
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    He's super cute! He looks like a Shiba mix to me, and yeah, maybe JA in there? For sure an NK mix. You know, Red at the NoCal rescue has been super helpful--he'd probably be a good bet to at least know what to try with this guy.

    And yeah, a pox upon the owners who are getting rid of a dog because of a new puppy. Doesn't bode well for the puppy, does it.
    Lisa, Toby (Shiba), Oskar and Zora (American Akita), and Leo (Kai Ken)
  • HeidiHeidi
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    Yep, I agree, he doesn't look kai at all. Most likely a JA or shiba mix. He looks great to me! A shiba with brindle akita markings would be so cool. @Zinja you should totally adopt him! We can whip up some of that NKF magic and get him transported, right guys? If not, shipping him really wouldn't cost that much when you consider how much a puppy usually costs.
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  • PoetikDragonPoetikDragon
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    Since when do breed rescues only care about purebreds and not help mixes? I see so many dogs that don't even look remotely like Akitas labeled as Akita mixes and pulled by A Passion For Paws. The same is true of the GSD, Great Pyrenees, and Labrador rescues I used to pay attention to.
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  • shibamistressshibamistress
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    That's true....maybe we could get him to Florida! he's super cute--such a typical Shiba expression in all that brindle!
    Lisa, Toby (Shiba), Oskar and Zora (American Akita), and Leo (Kai Ken)
  • sjp051993sjp051993
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    We pulled "shiba" mixes all the time that have no shiba in them. Unfortunately we are clear in Ohio and the kennel facility we use is full.
    Stacey living with Tora, Kazue, Ritsu and Kuma the Shiba

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  • SayaSaya
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    That's sad if pure breed rescues are being like that.. I mean a lab mix is still worth rescuing they have some lab in it..

    I don't keep tabs on much rescues so far usually just see shiba in midwest shiba rescue only thing I note is haven't seen a rescue from Indiana on it..

    There is a shiba and basenji rescue in Indiana and they have shiba, basenji and mixs of shiba and basenji..
    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • sukoshi_momsukoshi_mom
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    Some breed rescues will only take in pure bred dogs, due to space limitations. (Not enough foster spaces.)

    I will share this link w/ the two Southern CA Shiba Meetup organizers. Maybe they can publicize this little guy among their meetup membership.
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    @zinja-- if you want me to help you hold him and send him on a plane to you, I don't mind!!
  • tarokuntarokun
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    He looks like a Tora ge akita, so awesome! I'll try to ask if people want him!
    come at me bro!
  • WhiteGC8WhiteGC8
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    You're late to the party on this one @tarokun :P This thread is over a year old.
  • tarokuntarokun
    Posts: 152
    :-(( God dang IT! I had like 5 five people interested!
    come at me bro!
  • Does anyone know it this guy ever got a home?

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