The American Akita is a breed dog (Big Dog also known as Japanese). This structure Molosser dog has its origins in Japan, in 1603 where their ancestors first came from the region of Akita.
Originally, American Akita history was the same as the Japanese Akita. From 1603, from the Akita region, dogs called "Matagi Akitas" (medium-sized dogs for bear hunting) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868, race crossed with Mastiffs Cough. Therefore, the increased size of the race, but some features, features of Spitz, disappeared. In 1908, by prohibiting dogfighting, This breed has been preserved, prospered and developed into a large Japanese breed. After, in 1931, 9 Dogs of this breed dogs were recognized as excellent.
During the Second World War (1939-1945), often used the dogs' fur for making military clothing.
The police ordered all dogs were captured less German Shepherds, which were used for military tasks. Some fans tried to circumvent the law and crossed their dogs with German Shepherds.
Al finalizarse the Second World War, Akitas number had dropped dangerously and the dogs came in 3 ways: 1) Matagi Akitas 2) Fighting dogs Akitas 3) Akita / German Shepherd. The situation of the race was bad. During the procedure of restoration of the race after the war, Kongo-go, a dog from the bloodline Dewa, enjoyed a temporary popularity but still very large.
Many Akitas of this bloodline, presenting characteristic external features of the influence of the Mastiff and German Shepherd, were brought to America by U.S. military. The Akita belonging to the Dewa line dogs were intelligent and capable of adapting to different areas. Loved the breeders in the U.S. and the bloodline was developed thanks to the progressive increase in the number of breeders popularity mirrored.
Thus, as 1950 Japanese breeders decided to restore the old type, and use the Akita line ichinoseski, created by the Engineer Ichinoseski, Japanese spitz dogs and to recover the features of the old Akita Inu. Americans line the Akita breed dewa, and carried, being a big dog and powerful-looking.
Increasingly moves away from its origin are created 2 remained: The American Akita or (The Great Japanese Dog) which is an animal with an orientation to the defense and may have dark mask without being penalized, and allows individuals with no mask or blazer, even with a black head; while its “brother” Japanese, The Akita Inu, are more amiable, more fierce and white mask, or the famous urajiro, as the standard of the breed Akita Inu, not accept the black mask. The verdicts, it gives preference, in countries affiliated to the FCI, to Akita without any pretense to Akita with black mask, because the Japanese demanded it, and as the country of origin of the Akita, dominated his opinion on that topic.
Thus, in the '90s is given a name change that makes the two branches differ: When it was called American Akita “Great Japanese Dog” and it is located in Group II of the classification in the FCI. U.S. experts do not accept the division and decide to continue placing the two races within one in beauty pageants.
Thus, as breeders and lovers of the breed of the countries affiliated to the FCI, achieved in the year 2005 to place you again in the Group V, and it is called a definitive, and with the consent of the Japanese and American Akita.
It is necessary to clarify, this discussion of American Akita and his name, wearing a background of difference between Japanese and Americans, and has passed in recent years for the good of the race.
Describes the standard, which is the ideal expected of the breed, both morphologically and in temperament. These dogs have in their temperament, the essence of ancient Japanese warriors, since as they are stoic, brave, devoted to his master, silent, little bark, They also have a strong prey, guard and defense.
American Akita is a dog of great physical strength, resistant to pain and thanks to its double coat are quite resistant to cold.
Must wear tail curled over the back and mantle comes in different shades, copy may have a black mask, have no mask, have blaze, your head or be completely black color.
They have a strong territorial instinct and are often aggressive with other dogs, especially if male, so it is advisable to accustom them from puppies to family or other pets.
They are very loyal to their home and family. It is always recommended to have an obedient dog and Health has provided, Discipline, Exercise and Affect in that Order.
Need not always be black coffee may be white but are different from Japanese Akita, Akitas are very playful but very rough playing.
Alternative names: Akita américain / american akita / amerikanischer akita
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Dogs breeds: American Akita