Breed dogs “Akita Inu”
The Akita Inu dog breed is a unique and one of a kind species that has been awarded the title of the Nature Monument of Japan. The Akita-Inu breed has deserved this honor in the summer of 1931. Before these events, the dogs of this species had a different name: Kazuno-inu or Odate-inu. They were most common among the cities of Odate and in the Tohoku region, belonging to the northern prefecture of Akita, from which the breed got its unusual name.
Akita Inu appeared in the north of the island of Honshu in the XVII century, and since then almost have not changed. Dogs of this breed were among the favorite pets of the household, as well as the great Japanese emperors and famous representatives of the royal nobility. That is why they were referred to as representatives of the “royal dogs.” The courage of these dogs was greatly appreciated by famous Japanese samurai. Dimensions and fearless nature of Akita Inu, made him an indispensable assistant in the hunt for a wild boar or deer. After all, they are able to cope even with an angry black bear, whose weight can reach 400 kilograms.
The distinctive features of the Akita-anu breed include its sense of self-esteem and nobility, which will undoubtedly be visible even to a newcomer in a proud posture and purposeful movements. Appearance alone reveals a noticeable power and authority of Akita. Representatives of the breed have a calm character, are restrained in their actions and cautious to outsiders, in many ways surpassing their relatives.
Akita-niu does not respond to small stimuli, while responding to a serious challenge with an immediate response. Possessing reasonable, restrained and obedient traits of character, this breed has a passionate temper. Akita-niu dogs are capable of expressing rage, however, they are perfectly trainable.
In order to increase the degree of aggressiveness, representatives of the breed are crossed with German mastiffs or Tibetan mastiffs, which contributes to the growth of strength and size. If the future work of dogs involves guarding, then they do not need training at all. And all thanks to their unsurpassed instinct, excellent eyesight and excellent hearing, equanimity and adequate barking.
Remaining to this day the largest dog among the Japanese Spitz (at the withers it can reach 70 cm with a weight of 50 kg.): Perfectly folded, it has strong muscles. It is not for nothing that this breed has the proper proportions: a wide, flat head is rather heavy, obtuse-shaped, and a short, powerful, and also pointed, muzzle — remotely reminiscent of a bear. Relatively deep chest, straight back body looks a bit stretched.
Akita has a well-defined transition from the hollow on the forehead to the muzzle. Erect ears located along the neck are directed slightly forward. And the small dark brown eyes have the shape of a triangle. The nose is typically black with a short base, as well as the lips. Although there are dogs of white color with a brown nose. But the language is always pink. The bite is scissors shaped.
Tail set high, curved ring to back. Dense paw looks like a cat, and closed toes allow you to row perfectly in the pond. Rigid water-repellent wool has a rather thick undercoat.
Representatives of the breed may well have a white or red color, tiger or sesame colors. All dogs, except the white Akita, have a light color on the edges of the muzzle, in the neck and under the lower jaw, including in the abdomen, inside of the paws and on the tail.
When participating in exhibitions, the color should be clean and saturated, any discrepancy is the reason for disqualification.