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The history of the origin of Akita inu
This breed appeared in the province called Akita, which is located on a Japanese island. Initially, it had a name – “Akitamatagi”, it was translated as “a dog that prey on bears.” This breed of dogs can be considered very ancient, because archaeologists have established that such dogs lived on the territory of modern Japan 8,000 years ago. Akita Inu is one of the main attractions of Japan, they even compose songs about it, and erect monuments.
The dogs of this breed were originally used for hunting bears, and other large animals. Continue reading
Akita Inu is a breed that appeared as a result of the crossing of mastiffs and Chinese spitz-like rocks. This is one of the hypotheses of the origin of Akita Inu. It is known that even in antiquity his ancestors went with their masters to hunt large animals, up to and including the bear. The ancestors of the Akita were called Matagi Ken, and they were bred to hunt deer, wild boars, and even black bears of Akita province, reaching 400 kg in weight.
History shows that they are among the most ancient breeds, including 13 more breeds: Afghan hound, Pekingese, Siberian Husky and others. Continue reading