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American Akitas on Facebook

May 21, 2014 – 10:48 am
American Akitas on Facebook

American style Akita fanciers chose to breed larger, heavier-boned and more intimidating dogs. Although, both types derive from a common ancestry, there are marked differences between the two. First, while American style Akitas are acceptable in all colors, Japanese style Akitas are only permitted to be red, fawn, sesame, white, or brindle. Additionally, American style Akitas may be pinto and/or have black masks, unlike Japanese style Akitas where …

American Akita origin

April 15, 2014 – 12:28 pm
American Akita origin

Often confused with the Japanese Akita or the Akita Inu, the American Akita is an alert and friendly breed. But how do you know whether you are ready to purchase a pet and if this breed is right for you? This information is absolutely necessary in making the decision to purchase a pet. History The origin of the American Akita can be traced back to 17th century Japan. Upon its arrival in the United States during the 1800 s, breeders slowly began experimenting …

Dogs 101 American Akita

October 20, 2013 – 05:37 am
Dogs 101 American Akita

The Akita appreciates mental and physical exercise every day. It needs the chance to run in a safe area or on leash for a long jog. Given ample exercise and training, it can be a quiet and well-mannered house dog. The Akita is able to live outdoors in temperate or cool climates, but it is happiest if it can spend most of its time with its family. The coat needs brushing about once a week to remove dead hair, more often when shedding. Akitas tend to …