Monday, April 11, 2011


Posted: 10 Apr 2011 07:17 AM PDT

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Akita is the most intelligent dog in Japan, Akita is hound dog, rescue dog, and guard dog with alertness and courage. Akita is medium size breed dog

Akita - one of the seven species that are considered a national treasure in his homeland, Japan. Bred as a versatile hunting dog for hunting in rough mountainous terrain in northern Japan, Akita combines the virtues of benevolence, alertness and courage of obedience.
At home Akita attribute sacred qualities – he is considered loyal dog companion, protector of home and symbol of good health. When the family the child is born, parents typically receive a gift of a small statue of Akita, which means health, happiness and long life. If someone is ill, friends sent him a statue of Akita, wanting so a speedy recovery.
Akita loves all family members and friends and enjoy socializing with a man. From the ancient times, Japanese mother, going to leave their children in the care of Akita. Normally reserved in the manifestation of feelings, he will stand up to the last, protecting his family.
Today’s Akita - a large dog, a descendant of the ancient Japanese dogs, whose image is found on old gravestones. His erect ears and curled tail behind with nothing impossible
Historical chronicles include the appearance of the breed to the beginning of the XVII century. One well-known members of the nobility was exiled to Akita Prefecture’s most northern province of Honshu with the command to remain there until the end of his days as governor. This man is very fond of dogs and ordered the subjects as soon as possible to derive a breed of large, universal, clever hunting dogs. As a result of breeding selection appeared Akita - dog, surpassing the others by its size and adding, with excellent hunting and working abilities and fearless character.
The ancient Japanese word matagi means “dear hunter” is the title be awarded with the most skillful and successful hunters Northern Province Akita – impassable mountainous area with a cold and snowy winters. Here Akita named matagi-inu that is “respected dog-hunter.” It has been used to hunt bear, deer and wild boar. So Yezo – the oldest and most ferocious boar – was holding a pair of Akita, male and female, before the arrival of a hunter with arrows or a spear

Male Akita dog playing in the garden, intelligent rescue dog

Male Akita breed dog playing outdoor

Akitas hunting abilities include a sharp eye and a sensitive nose, the ability to move quietly and quickly with outstanding stamina. This large, with a strong body of a dog suited for hunting in deep snow. Its always appreciated for the mind and a fearless attitude toward hunting. Soft ponoska Akita did a good retriever, when the boom master fell into a water fowl. It is said that Akita even drove marine fish in the net fishermen.
Sometime this breed could own only the imperial family and the ruling aristocracy. Akita Care and Feeding turned into an elaborate ceremony, produced a special leashes, denoting the rank of Akitas and social situation of the owner to appeal to a dog, and when talking about her use specific words. Behind every Akita courting a separate servant, who was dressed in ornate costume, corresponding to the respect that was used by a dog.
Several times in 300 years of its existence, the breed is on the verge of extinction, according to the relations between them and the ruling class Fortunately, the periodic bursts of popularity of the breed have helped her survive. By the beginning of XX century, when Japan became open for the rest of the world, the Japanese carried away with dog breeding – in imitation of European culture

Hound dog Akita, rescue dog in the park

Akita hound dog with protruding tongue

In 1927, for the preservation of the purity of breed was organized by the Society Akitaynu Hozankay. In July 1931 the Japanese government announced the Akita a national treasure. The breed is so prized in Japan that the government subsidizes the care and feeding of champions, if the owners fail to contain the dogs themselves.
Every year, hundreds of fans of the breed involved in a solemn ceremony at Tokyo’s Shibuya train station to honor the dedication Akita named Hachiko, beloved dog of Tokyo University professor Dr. Eysaburo Ueno.
Each morning, Hachiko accompanied the master to the station and back every evening to meet him. May evening in 1925, Professor Ueno did not return: he died on the job at the university. Faithful Hachiko waited for him till midnight. All of the following nine years he came to the station in the hope that the owner would return. Nobody and nothing could convince the dog that he was waiting in vain. Only death in 1934 prevented him reappear at the station.
Devotion Hachiko was known throughout Japan. After his death, the newspaper offered to erect a monument to him at the station. Donations have come even from other countries. Today Hachiko statue represents loyalty and devotion to their masters Akitas.
In the U.S., the first representative of the breed brought Helen Keller. During a visit to Minister of Education, Akita Prefecture in Japan gave her a two-month puppy. When he died, she sent the second. His popularity in the United States after the Second World War the breed is obliged American occupation forces, who so admired the noble dog that many returning home, took with them puppies. Akita attracted to his intelligence and ability to adapt to different situations.
Akita Club of America was founded in 1956. In the stud book of the American Kennel Club breed was registered in October 1972. Regular exhibitions on special rings in the Working Dog Group “began April 4, 1973

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Akita puppy playing outdoor

Akita. Official Standard
Approved December 12, 1972

General view. Big, powerful, energetic and alert dog with a strong and massive bone. Breed characterized by a broad head in the form of an obtuse triangle, with deep muzzle, small eyes and erect ears, a vertically directed forward and planted at the nape. The large, curled tail, blending in with the broad head, is also a hallmark of the breed.

The head is massive, but it harmonizes with the body, wrinkle-free skin, when the dog is at rest. The skull is flat and wide. Jaws square and powerful, with a slight dewlap. Head when viewed from above looks like in the form of an obtuse triangle. The muzzle is broad and extensive. Length of muzzle is to the length of the skull as 2:3. The transition from forehead to muzzle pronounced but not sharp. Lob shares shallow groove. Nose broad and black, with white color Akitas can be liver-colored, but preferably black. Ears are a feature of the breed. They are small relative to the rest of the head and stand on hard cartilage. Stretched forward, the ear should reach the upper edge of the century. Ears are triangular, slightly rounded at the ends, wide at the base, set wide, but not too low, slightly tilted forward over his eyes, at the nape. The eyes are dark brown, small, deep-set and triangular in shape. Eyelid black, tight. Lips are black, dry and tight. Tongue pink. The teeth are strong. Scissors bite, may be a straight line.
Faults: Narrow or light head.
Disqualifying faults: Nose “butterfly” or depigmented nose, pendulous or semi-erect ears, undershot or overshot.

The neck and body. The neck is solid and muscular, relatively short, gradually widening towards the shoulder. Convex crest merges with the base of the skull. Hull length greater than the height at the withers. Index prolixity: males – 10:9 (PO), females – 11:9 (120). Chest broad and deep, and volume. Depth of chest is half the height at the withers. Ribs fairly prominent. Back straight, the loin strong and muscular, slightly arched. Skin elastic and tight

Puppy Akita breed dog playing with his father, akita dog

Akita baby dog playing with his father , Akita breed dog

The tail is big and thick, planted high. The dog carries it raised over the back or side and curved three-quarters of the ring or double ring, the end of the tail drops down far enough to one side. Osnovanie.hvosta thick and sturdy. Drooping tail reaches hock. The hair on the tail of coarse, straight, thick, without a hint of suspension.
Vices: a light skeleton and lightweight body.
ELIMINATING FAULTS: crescent or a straight tail.

Front and rear legs. Vanes are strong and powerful, obliquely set. When viewed from the front legs with a massive bone structure, straight. The angle of pastern 15 ° from the vertical. Hind limbs with a massive bone structure, muscular. Hips are dense and strong. Knee angulation is moderate, low hocks are omitted, turning neither in nor out. Fifth fingers on the front legs generally not removed in the rear – are removed. Paws “cat”, arched and tight, with thick pads. Directed straight ahead.
Flaws: twisted or out elbows, underdeveloped muscles of shoulder girdle.

Coat. Undercoat thick, soft, dense and shorter than the guard hairs. Guard hairs straight, rigid to the touch, not adjacent. Hair on head, legs and ears short. The fur on the withers and the rump of about 5 cm, which is slightly longer than on other parts of the body, except tail, where coat is the longest and thick.
Vices: the presence of a collar or feathering on the legs and hanging on the tail.

Colour anyone, including white, brindle, spotted, piebald – with a mask or without (in white – no mask), or with the blaze on the face (spot on forehead).
Colors are clean and bright, clear spots, evenly distributed.
I spotted a white background equally spaced spots covering the head and more than one-third of the trunk. Undercoat of color may vary from coat color.

Motion fast and powerful in increments of moderate length. Spin in this case remains straight and strong. Hind limbs move in line with the front.

Growth. Height: Males – 66 – 71 cm, females – 61 – 66 cm
ELIMINATING FAULTS: Dogs less than 63.5 cm, females less than 58 cm

Temperament lively, responsive and sensitive, proud and brave, aggressive toward other dogs.

Not fully pigmented (nose-”Butterfly”), or depigmented nose.
Hanging or semi-erect ears.
Overshot or undershot.
Falcate or straight tail.
Males less than 63.5 cm, females less than 58 cm

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