This huge, very robust dog has a rather impressive appearance. Brave and vigorous, the Tosa Inu combines elegance, strength and dignity.
Between 60 and 80 cm (23.62 to 31.50 inches) for the male
Between 55 and 70 cm (21.65 to 27.56 inches) for the female
Between 36 and 61 kg (79.37 to 134.48 pounds) for the male
Between 40 and 65 kg (88.18 to 143.30 pounds) for the female
The most popular coat is the one with a uniform reddish colour. White patches are allowed for this breed, as are red patches on a white background.
His short coat is strong and tight.
His head has a large skull with a very pronounced stop. His small eyes are brown to dark brown color. His short ears are rather thin. They fall against the cheeks.
His large nose is black. His strong tail tapers towards the tip and is carried hanging down to the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #260