n 1848 he began breeding dogs to deal with modern combat dr. H. Saito, an expert on Japanese dog breeds. The history japojskej kynology joined the then unknown Othaka breeder that you bought at the port of Nagasaki who knows from whom the dog fighting fair bit ktovieakého foreign breed and it bitch mated Shikoku-ken. Descendants of these two dogs became famous fighting dogs, and today their names are known: Sakainó Hiko, and Inagi Daiganjinó Hatsu-no Buch. These three dogs can be regarded as the forerunners of today's Tosa.

In 1872 he was crossing of the English Bulldog breed, in 1874, English mastifoia, in 1874, German Pointer in 1924, Great Danes.

Why these breeds?

English Bulldog has become known as a fearless fighter with bulls and bears, and that at the time was much higher dravší and more mobile than today's bulldog. While the old English bulldog was proud nickname little mastiff, bulldog current one could say bag goodies.

The English mastiff is a sizable dog breeds of the world. When it has enough all-round movement is heavily muscled, with good quality diet has a strong frame, sturdy and burly. The dog has a strikingly massive head, short game and ňufákovú wide jaws with strong teeth. Mastiff is confident, courageous, highly intelligent and resolute conservationists.

German Pointer said Tosa Inu acumen and perseverance. At the time of crossing of the hound much heavier, taller and more massive head, than the present, so it resembled a bloodhound. It was not valued for their intelligence, agility and acuity.

Dane gives deserved attention to their majestic appearance. Dogs are historically among the so-called. Bullenbeisser. In the past it was used to hunt wild boar and said about him that is agile, courageous, and that can really experienced.

All these breeds have been used to improve the qualities of the breed tosa inu. It is said to have been due to a power of zmierlivosti crossing of the St. Bernard, who are attracted to Japanese enthusiasm and admiration, because of the perseverance of a terrier bloodhound, because militancy Bordeaux dogs, but for their use is not known.

Breeds Tosa Inu experienced a boom in the period 1924-1933, when the holding dealt with 5000 farmers.

Came the second world war that decimated the breed entirely. Keeping large dogs were banned, because Japan had a huge deficit of food.

The Tosa was holding the death penalty. Several Canine risked their lives and save their dogs so that they lived with (and živorili) in sparsely populated or inaccessible areas of the island of Hokkaido, some top breeding dogs were hastily exported to Korea and Taiwan, where he survived the war. Worshipers breeds Tosa Inu then showed the same courage as pilots kamikaze.drupal 7 i18n