“can happen to pretty much any dog of any breed”Yes but that panicked flight seems to happen disproportionately more among the Kai compared to other NK, whether it’s due to nature of the breed, the lines being used in the US, or perhaps an unlucky number of inexperienced owners. I make no claims about causation only correlation.Moreover my comment was in response to Riverbend’s desire for a dog with quick recovery. It’s one thing for a dog to be startled or panic, and yeah can totally just happen to any dog in a lot of situations. But the recovery is the important part. Can the dog get over it after a few moments or do they continue to flee in terror, ignoring all attempts to calm or call them back? Do they remain lost for years - as you brought up! - because they’re terrified of all humanity and have to be trapped like a wild animal?