History of the American Akita
Also known as Great Japanese Dog. This structure Molosser dog has its origins in Japan, in 1603 where his first ancestors come from Akita Prefecture.
Originally, history American Akita It was the same as the Japanese Akita. From 1603, from the Akita Prefecture, the dogs called “Matagi Akitas” (medium-sized dogs for bear hunting) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868, race crossed with Tosa and Mastiffs. For this reason, the increased size of the race, but some features, traits of dogs Spitz type, 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.
Al finalizarse the Second World War, The number of Akitas He was down 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.
A great number of Akitas of this bloodline, which they exhibited characteristics of the influence of Mastiff or German shepherds, They were taken to USA by US military. The Akita belonging to the Dewa line dogs were intelligent and capable of adapting to different areas. They loved breeders in USA bloodline and was developed thanks to the progressive increase in the number of breeders with a duplicated popularity.
Thus, as 1950 Japanese breeders decided to restore the old type, and use the Akita line ichinoseski, created by Engineer Ichinoseski, and dogs spitz Japanese to recover the traits of the old Akita Inu. Americans raised the Akita Dewa line, 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) It is an animal with an orientation towards defense and may have dark mask without being penalized, and copies are allowed or unmasked 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, because the breed standard Akita Inu, not accept the black mask. The verdicts, it gives preference, in countries affiliated to FCI, to the Akita without masks to Akita with black mask, because the Japanese demanded it, and as the country of origin Akita, dominated his opinion on that topic.
Thus, in the '90s is given a name change that makes the two branches differ: To the American Akita It was called “Great Japanese Dog” and is located in the group II classification in 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 breed lovers of countries affiliated to FCI, achieved in the year 2005 that locate him again in the Grupo V, and it is called a definitive, and with the consent of the Japanese as American Akita.
It is necessary to clarify, this discussion of American Akita and your name, wearing a background of difference between Japanese and Americans, and has passed in recent years for the good of the race.
Physical characteristics American Akita
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 It 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.
American Akita character and skills
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 your home and your family. It is always recommended to have an obedient dog healthy, provide discipline, exercise and affection in that order.
They need not always be black coffee can I be white but are different from those Akita japoneses. the American Akita They are very playful but very rough when playing.
American Akita images
Dogs breeds: American Akita
Type and recognitions:
- Group 5 / Section 4, Luoides, FCI 344
- FCI: Group 5: Dogs type Spitz and primitive type , AKC: Group 3: Working dogs
- 1. American Akita, Great Japanese Dog (English).
2. Akita américain, Grand Chien Japonais (French).
3. Amerikanischer Akita, Great Japanese Dog, Großer Japanischer Hund (German).
4. Akita americano, Grande cão japonês (Portuguese).
5. Akita Americano, Gran Perro Japonés (Spanish).