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Breed: Akita Dog Designs by Mike McCartney
  • The Akita is one of seven breeds designated as a national monument in his native country of Japan.
  • There is a spiritual significance attached to the Akita; when a child is born in Japan, the proud family will usually receive a small statue of an Akita signifying health, happiness, and a long life.
  • Despite its large size, the Akita is extremely affectionate and good with families.
  • At one time, Akita ownership was restricted to the Imperial family and the ruling aristocracy; caring & feeding of the Akita were detailed in elaborate ceremony and special leashes were used to denote the Akita's rank and the standing of his owner.
  • The Akita was first registered with the AKC in 1972.
  • The Akita Club of American was founded in 1956.
  • Akita Dog Designs by Mike McCartney Designs

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