The Akita Canine

The Akita is a great breed of canine. They originated in Japan and were brought to the U.S. in 1936. The breed is one of the oldest breeds. Today there are two distinct breeds. The U.S. Akita and the Japanese Akita. The breed originated off the island of Honshu in the Akita prefecture of Japan numerous centuries ago. The dog is a large, bushy or fluffy breed that was built to endure extreme polar weather as well as to move easily among tough mountainous terrain and deep snow covered land. The dog is a symbol of health and well being and often given as a gift in Japan. In fact, it was given as a gift to Helen Keller, which is how the Akita made its way to the U.S. Solders also brought the dog over after WWII. If you’re looking for a loyal, docile large dog breed then talk to your vet Tipp City, OH about the Akita.


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