|How do you say||in Japanese?|
犬だ。（いぬだ）[ee-noo-da] It is a dog. The noun for "dog" is いぬ [inu] but when combined with other kanji the reading けん [ken] can be used: 番犬（ばんけん）[bahn-ken] "guard dog," or 愛犬（あいけん）[ai-ken] "beloved pet dog" are some examples. 飼い犬（かい・いぬ）[kah-ee-ee-noo] "pet dog" and 洋犬（ようけん）[yohh-ken] for foreign breed of dog (external to Japan) are also used. Dogs typically make the sound わんわん [wahn-wahn] when speaking onomatopoetically. The six native Japanese dog breeds are 秋田犬 [akita-ken]、北海道犬 [hokkaido-inu]、甲斐犬 [ka-ee-ken]、紀州犬 [ki-shuu-ken]、柴犬 [shiba-inu]、 and 四国犬 [shikoku-ken]. These are known as 日本犬（にほんけん）[nihon-ken] -- six native Japanese dog breeds. This standard was established in 1934 by a public organization responsible for preserving canine registries called the 日本犬保存会 （にほんけんほぞんかい） [nihon-ken-ho-zon-kai] or The Association for the Preservation of the Japanese Dog.