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The Akita

2018-08-28T15:53:42+00:00

Welcome to the Akita, a companion dog experience like no other. Whether your goal is a family pet, a show dog, or obedience competition, we are excited about your [...]

Akita Breed Facts

2018-08-28T15:53:31+00:00

Read up on what makes an Akita an Akita and whether this is the dog for you!! (courtesy of the Akita Club of America Public Education Committee) 1. Why [...]

Living With An Akita

2017-01-23T21:59:11+00:00

Edited by Akita Club of America Public Education Committe Member, Elea Warf. Akitas originated in Japan where they are a natural monument. The Akita's proud heritage includes hunting large [...]

Helen Keller

2017-01-17T13:26:18+00:00

When Keller visited Akita Prefecture in Japan in July 1937, she inquired about Hachikō, the famed Akita dog that had died in 1935. She told a Japanese person that [...]

HACHIKŌ

2017-01-17T12:05:40+00:00

Hachikō (ハチ公, November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935), known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公 "faithful dog Hachikō" ['hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth [...]

What Is A Rescue Dog

2019-06-19T14:29:53+00:00

What Is A Rescue Dog Fanciers of Akitas were among the first groups to realize that shelters and humane organizations needed help. They organized to rescue Akitas that needed [...]

Akita Club of America

The Akita Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National Akita Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC. The main objectives of the Akita Club of America are the preservation and protection of the breed and improvement of the character and conformation of the Akita as described in the official breed standard.

About the Akita

A natural monument in Japan, the Akita’s proud heritage includes hunting large game such as bear, elk, and boar. This powerful and dignified member of the Working Group is renowned for courage and loyalty, but may not be tolerant of other animals. His luxurious double coat can include any combination of vibrant colors. Aloof toward strangers, they form strong family bonds. Highly intelligent with keen sense of humor, the Akita responds best to respectful commands and training techniques that rely on motivation rather than force. Strong-willed and proud, Akitas are not receptive to abusive methods. Akitas originated in Japan many, many years ago, and have been designated a natural monument of Japan. They are a large, impressive breed with natural guarding instincts. While generally reserved with people they don’t know, Akitas are affectionate with their family. They tend to be independent, and while they will always know where you are in your home, they do not need constant attention as do some of the more dependent breeds. For more about this amazing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.