The Akita or Akita Inu (Akita dog?) is a breed of dog originating in Japan, named after the Akita Prefecture, where it is believed that it originated. From time to time called Akita-ken. In its origins was a hunting dog and for generations to come, it was used by the Warriors of the Japan as a defense and attack dog. It was also used for hunting bears . It is easy to train a dog and a well balanced character.
Loving and protective of the family, distrustful to strangers, Although it will not attack on a whim. It is a dog barking and majestic appearance. He is considered a race apart from the American Akita.
In Spain the Akita Inu is considered a potentially dangerous race, by Royal Decree, by which to his possession must obtain the licence for possession of dangerous dogs and register it in the corresponding Municipal registry of potentially dangerous animals. One of the things that are required for this license is insurance of civil liability to third parties.
In the news, the Akita is considered the National dog of Japan and in 1931 It was designated a national monument. Akita Inu (Akita dog) It is the tallest of Japanese dogs and over the years this dog has been, dog fight, symbol of wealth and prestige (owning an Akita was an honor only allowed the nobility), good luck talisman and symbol, both a statuette of the Akita it gives when is born a baby or when someone is sick.
The appearance of the Akita Inu is a dog medium- but strong Constitution, balanced and capable of performing the work of a large dog.
It is a little longer than high, has the chest wide and deep, and the level back. His movement should be flexible and powerful. Its fur can have four colors: red, Sesame, striped or white pure.
The size of its skull is proportional to your body. The front and the neck is thick and muscular. The ears are relatively small, triangular and stops, preferred if they are inclined forward. The nose is usually black and lips are black, Although the language is usually pink.
The eyes they are small, sometimes distant between themselves, almost triangular, Brown. It has a strong and straight back, with a broad and muscular kidney region. It has the chest deep, arched ribs and perfectly raised abdomen. The limb anterior and posterior they must be well developed and be strong to be able to function well in all activities. The feet are solid, round and well closed, your nails are hard. Palmípedas feet as cats, and is an excellent swimmer. The tail is high implementation, thick and carried vigorously coiled on the back. The hair covering the tail is longer which covers the rest of the body. The fur, thick and double, is rough and short. The internal layer is thick and soft hair. Color varieties are red, striped and white. All colors (except for the White) They must have "urajiro" (whitish hair on the sides of the snout, cheeks, under the jaw and neck, on the chest, abdomen, under the tail and on the inside of the legs).Usually measured in 64 to 71 centimeters tall. Females arrive in spite of 30 to 49 kg, and the males of 34 to 53 kg.
The current reconstruction to return to the Japanese type, takes as copies based on the ichinoseski line, In addition using, Japanese Spitz to retrieve specific characteristics of the old Akita.
The Akita Inu has a character reserved and quiet, will remain impassive in irritating situations, minor. Take the dominant role in the relationship with other dogs, You will not look confrontation unless it has previously been challenged. You must acostumbrár you, from puppy, the relationship with all kinds of dogs and other animals to live with him, so, get a completely socialized dog of our Akita. With regard to their owners will be loving, loyal and protective. You will have a friendly character with people in general unless they prove bad intentions.
It is a race to not ladra unless you have a good reason. When an Akita ladra must be pay attention. The character of the Akita takes special importance their protective instinct towards the family and their belongings.
It is equipped with a temperament quiet and balanced, It is a dog that will support the antics of the children with enormous patience, is more, is particularly at ease in the company of children, that will become inseparable and will defend them and protect it from any intruders either person or animal even with your life.
The Akita Inu are known as dogs faithful and also Smart. The Akita Inu can live happily in apartments, When given exercise. They need to be socialized from puppies. To enjoy the love and the human company, they are very happy to be with other dogs. The Akita Inu become excitable to see their owners, often moving around them.
These dogs are very good with children. Akita Inu has a reputation for being an excellent domestic dog. They become big dogs in the family with proper training and socialization.
The protective instinct makes them particularly dangerous to children who may visit the home (they do not tolerate well, the shouts of children playing), should be taken into account we should accustom the animal children incorporated home, These dogs when they arrive home accept members of the family in a herd, new children if they arrive after the can are alien to him and have to adjust them so that there are no problems.
The Akita, they have an average of some longevity 10 years, It is similar, to other breeds of their size.
A dog with history… Hachiko: The akita who waited 10 years the return of his master died as a sign of loyalty. A film based on the true story has been made, call Hachiko Monogatari. There is also an adaptation in English, with the title always by your side, Hachiko.
- Alternative names: Akita / Japanese Akita Inu
- Group 5 / Section 5 – Asian Spitz and related breeds
Dogs breeds: Akita Inu