The Hokkaido is a breed of dog. Other names for the breed include Ainu-ken, Seta, Ainu dog. In Japan, its name is sometimes shortened to Do-ken. The Hokkaido is native to the prefecture of the same name in Japan. The breed is medium in size, and has small, triangular, upright ears. The small eyes have a rising triangular outline. The Hokkaido has a coat of long, stiff fur, and a second, shorter coat of soft fur. The breed is known for fidelity to its owner, bravery, and the ability to withstand the cold, among other traits. Check out our collection of Hokkaido dog names for male or female puppies.