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The Akita


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


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


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


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 (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


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 [...]


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