An article I wrote for the Primitive and Aboriginal Dogs Society (PADS) on the indigenous Japanese breeds, titled “The Nihon Ken”, has been published in PADS Journal #30.

Check it out:

To learn more about PADS, check them out on the web at To learn more about the six native Japanese breeds (the Nihon Ken), check out The Nihon Ken Forum at

Special thanks to everyone that helped with the article and allowed me to use their photographs!