Akita Inu is a Japanese song
From the moment the modern Akita was created, with its unique and recognizable appearance, it has not actually changed. To date, there are several species in the world that have appeared by crossing an Akita with a German Shepherd Dog. These serious changes occurred with the dog in the middle of the last century. At that time, 3 species of Akita were known: fighting, shepherd’s and hunting. But, at about the same time, the dog experts decided to recreate the original appearance of the Akita, return it to its natural qualities and restore purebredness. The result of their long and hard work was the modern Japanese Akita, which today is known in all countries.
There is a red and tiger Akita. Bred in only a few areas of Japan, but common among many dog breeders around the world. Brindle color allows for the presence of black, red or white. The red Akita is a red dog with white spots on its paws, muzzle and abdomen.
White Akita was bred in the middle of the 20th century. The dog must be all white, with the exception of the black nose.
The American Akita is a large and stocky dog. Many Russian breeders prefer this variety.
Content, feeding and care
Akita InuStoit note that if you decide to become the happy owner of Akita Inu, then you can not worry about the cost of care and maintenance. In this regard, Akita is picky. This dog can be kept both on the street and in the apartment. Her thick and warm “coat” will not allow her to freeze in the yard even in the harshest winter. But still, if you decide to leave Akita to winter in the street, then worry about a good booth with a heated floor.
And “apartment” akits need to walk twice a day, for at least 2 hours. During the walk, the Akita is more than calm, she proudly and restrainedly paces alongside her beloved master. But if a company of suitable kinsmen meets, it will happily frolic and run. Also, “apartment” Akita will not receive sufficient physical activity. Attention should be paid to this and not to let her gain too much extra weight. In this case, the dog may become lazy, indifferent, and even disobedient.
As for wool, it also does not require complex care. It is enough to spend 2 days a week thoroughly combing and combing tangles. A little difficult can be a period of molting. At this time, the dog will need your help. To facilitate its torment and speed up the process of updating the “fur coat”, it is necessary to comb it out with a special brush or mittens every day.
Akita is not a dog that can often be subjected to water procedures. Regular bathing can lead to various diseases. 2-3 bathing per year will be enough. And you need to use only special detergents for dogs. After that, her wool should be thoroughly dried with a towel or hairdryer.
The choice of food for Akita must be taken responsibly and carefully, as well as for any other dog. In no case do not feed the dog from your table. The best option would be properly selected dry food. Although you can combine it with a traditional, but balanced feed. For example, a couple of times a week to treat Akita with low-fat cottage cheese or kefir, lean meat and vegetable broth. In the dry food, the presence of all the vitamins and essential trace elements is already provided. A pet must always have clean and fresh water. During the molting period, it is desirable to combine food with special additives that promote good growth of healthy wool.
Training and education
Akita InuIf you decide to engage in the education and training of Akita, then be prepared for disobedience, have great patience and free time. Akita is a very proud, capricious and independent dog with a difficult character.
One has only to recall the phrase of one of the heroes of the famous feature film about Hachiko:
Akita is a true Japanese, and he will bring you the ball only in those cases if he has good reasons for it.
Therefore, if you only recently became a newbie in dog breeding, then this occupation may seem impossible.
Raising Akita should be consistent and affectionate. But, at the same time, the owner must be firm and “flexible.” If the Akita feels from your side at least a hint of authoritarianism, pressure and rudeness, then she can withdraw, seriously experiencing such a situation. And before you execute a command, it will first think and only then it can execute, or it can simply turn around and leave. It seems that she simply does not see the point in what her master is asking for.
Raising an Akita should be started from puppyhood or from the moment the dog crossed the threshold of your home. It is necessary at the very first stage to make an effort and try to instill in the dog respect for all family members, as well as to get rid of possible bad habits in time.
Akita becomes adult after 2 years.