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October 29, 2014 – 01:27 pm

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The courageous Akita originates from the mountainous northern areas of Japan and is classed as a 'Spitz' breed of dog which is usually noted for their longer fur and characteristic curled tails. In Japan they are known as 'Akita Inu', 'Inu' being 'dog' in Japanese.

Akita History

The Akita was considered the noble dog of Japan, often owned by Imperial Leaders and originated in the hilly northern parts of the country, specifically and small region called Akita Prefecture on Honshu Island. It is thought that sometime in the 17th or 18th century, this dog was crossed with a Tosa type, a notorious fighting breed, and the offspring produced as a result were used for dog fighting. A notable Akita is one named 'Hachi-ko'. In the 1920's this dog was owned by a Professor Hidesaburō Ueno who lived in Tokyo. Each day the Professor and his dog would walk to the Shibuya Train Station where the Professor would catch his train to work. On May 25, 1925, he waited as usual at the station for his master's return from work however; the Professor had died while at work of a stroke. Hachi -ko continued to wait for his master's return each day for the following 9 years, while being cared for by the late Professors family. Hachi-ko never gave up the vigil at the station for his master. In 1934 shortly before his own death, a bronze statue was erected at the Shibuya train station to honour Hachi-ko.

In 1931, the Akita was officially named as a 'national monument' but during the Second World War, the breed almost became extinct as their pelts were used for clothing and the meat as food during this crisis when resources were scarce. A few committed owners of these dogs hid, concerned as to their fate, and the breed was able to be pulled back from the brink.

The breed was diversified in the early 20th century as the 'American Akita'. In 1937 Helen Keller, the famous deaf blind linguist and activist, developed a fondness for the breed and was sent a dog named 'Kamikaze' who sadly died at a young age from distemper and who was followed by one of his litter mates named 'Kenzan-go'. From this point the Japanese and the American breeds were bred away from each other slightly, with the Americans breeding for heavier, larger physical traits. The breed became known in the UK not long after and remains popular to this day.

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I am so sorry for your loss.

I have had a few special dogs in my lifetime that were wonderful friends. When my last akita Bear died I would wake up in the wee hours and sob. I missed him so. He was just eight when he died of anal gland cancer. All I felt for the longest time was I just want him back.
That was when I found this room and received so much comfort. After a couple of months I started fostering dogs and that helped.
Now I have a new akita puppy named Coco that is a joy to my heart.
I still think of Bear everyday. And Angel, the akita I shared life with before Bear

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  • Avatar g_fox555 What kind of dog is this?
    Dec 27, 2010 by g_fox555 | Posted in Dogs

    Saw this dog on Dog Whisperer the other day. Would LOVE to know what breed it is. Thanks for any help!
    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/GFox5/IMAG02 …d near another dog that was an Akita).
    Wow...so didn't mean 3 feet. haha. Not sure what I was thinking. It wasp probably knee high.

    Have no clue why I typed that. oops. =D I am leaning towards IG.

    • It looks like a rare dog breed.

      It might be a Minister Pinscher / Italian Greyhound mix but I'm not sure.

  • Avatar James Is a Japanese Akita the Right Breed of Dog for Me?
    May 06, 2013 by James | Posted in Dogs

    I live in a three bedroom apartment with a small sized yard and I've been wanting a dog for a long time now. My dad asked the landlord about the pet policy, and it turns out that a Japanese Akita would be allowed. That b …d, I'm somewhat laid back and not too energetic, but I'm willing to give the dog a 45-and 60 minute walk a day, I have a toddler sister, and I know a lot about dog training, but I don't have a lot of experience doing it.

    • Yes, Japanese Akita, or Akita Inu is a breed in other countries. Only in the US and Canada is it simply called Akita.

      I would be worried about not giving the dog as much exercise as it needs. They aren't …career. There are some wonderful examples of Akitas out there, when bred properly and with the right family. In the wrong situation, you will end up with an aggressive, dominant, unruly dog that has taken over the house.