Akita American October 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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Large Japanese Dog (Akita American type)

As dogs are companions Samurai and Shoguns, were seen as bold and fearless. Their very attitude meant that often deter strangers. Dogs were used during the course of game hunting. Currently, there are excellent dogs-comrades serve as a guard dog, and the dog team. To date, courage and loyalty are integral elements of their character.  Large Japanese dogs have a very specific personality, so are suitable for people calm yet firm. Hard raising these dogs, depending on the inclination, it can cause fearfulness or aggression. Most will be achieved through a friendly, patient and consistent education. If he or she resigns, will try to take over the leadership of his flock (will try to subdue the family members), because it is a dominant dog.

Despite this djp are very intelligent , can be skillfully trained for example in the field of dog sports. When putting pressure becomes stubborn , because submission is alien to them . Only kindness and patience to reach the intended target , as everything in this race anyway . American Akita is well suited eg for dog – rescuer and works well while searching for people trapped by an avalanche mountain . This job is for them a valuable variety. With the constantly repeated identical exercise – refuses to end cooperation . Besides, you can never be 100% sure that will listen , even if the dog of this breed is well-behaved . If akita is not ready to give up the other dogs , with large as well as dominant dogs it may be in trouble. Small dogs will however often ignored. Originally, as hunting dogs , there was still much more strongly developed in them a tendency to hunt . In forest areas rich in prey do better holding their picket on a leash. Beautiful hair these dogs is composed of two layers ( hair and undercoat ) and is very easy to care for. Only the hair shedding ( molting ), two times a year , it must be combed and brushed daily . Despite the fact that Japanese and American Akitas have the same origin , their varieties developed under different conditions. In the United States are now bred Akitas strong , with good bone and peaceful. In Japan , in the 60’s according to the prevailing fashion, geared towards their breeding to obtain copies of the small , sleek and small design. As a result, the resulting differences in the two types of these dogs , it was decided to classify them as : * Akita – Inu ( Japanese Akita ) , recognized by the Kennel Club to Group V * Large Japanese Dogs ( American Akita ) , classified in Group II Big Dog Japanese , like any spike , the great individualist . He is very confident, sometimes stubborn and imperious . If the early szczenięctwa is properly maintained , then the leader and his family is gentle , affectionate and effusive friend. Relative to remain wary of strangers , reserved , slow to enter into a closer relationship, which makes it ideal for the watchman . It is not noisy. Strangers , recessed by a caregiver , you will not spoufalając watching them , ready to attack at the time of emergency. Unless provoked a balanced , not too violent reactions showing a dog in the fight – vicious , relentless and unstoppable.

Akita American

The mismanagement can lead , and has predispositions to both physical and mental , dominate guardian. Therefore, training in obedience should begin as early as puppies , because they are dominant dogs . Once acquired dominant position will try by all means to maintain , which can be very dangerous for anyone who wants to deprive him of that position . Therefore, the LU is not suitable for elderly , physically weak , and too imperious , submissive or nerve . A typical feature of the breed is a huge commitment to the owners of dogs , which on a daily basis can experience anyone who chose this dog for a companion . Initially, they were used as hunting dogs for hunting wild boar, deer and even dangerous black bears . Valued them for their stubbornness , obstinacy and ruthlessness in battle, as well as passion for hunting . Hunting bears, usually worked in pairs , male – female . First beset animal , staggering around the circles . When the bear raised up on his hind paws , the dog attacked the flank , and the bitch at the same time , bit into his throat . The fight took place in complete silence . Often , however, it happened that the dogs died from hitting the bear paws . One source reports that in Colorado (USA) pair of dogs after 30- minute fight knocked 400 kg grizzly bear . Old sources show akita , as dogs that helped fishermen in the fishery . Doggy usually sat next to his master on the rock, almost a meter above the water and watched the behavior of fish ( trout and salmon ) near the shore. When this podpływała close to shore , the dog on command , jumped into the water to catch it and bring it to his master . When jumping from such a height dog was forced to dive into the water, often to a depth of up to 1 meter. According to communications , the average efficiency of such catching fish was around 60-70 %. These dogs also allegedly helped the wpędzaniu fish to the network , but so far I have not found a documented description of the manner in which they did so only at the mention . The inherently quiet dogs worked as a guard dog to protect livestock against wild boars . Race also appreciated the remarkable fidelity guardian . Over time , as the increase in their popularity , Akita – known for its strength and focus , has become a popular player fighting dogs , especially in the area of Kazuno and Senboku . Battles were the subject of a number of companies , and interest in them so large that they made up the championship. This success of this bloody sport was made possible by the fact that these dogs have a tendency to dominate the potential , especially in relation to other dogs while in combat is fast, fierce and unstoppable. Usually, the fight took place in the small paddocks surrounded by netting. With an area of about 40-50 square meters, with a height of over two meters. In any case, the fight ended with the death of one of the dogs. This resulted in increased aggression in the winner as far as increasing the number of enemies defeated .

While searching for information on the race, on one of the websites I found an interesting reference . It concerned the origin of their dogs . It stipulated that these dogs belong to one of the oldest breeds in the world. Indeed carvings found in the rocks of the likeness looking like a modern Akita that came pre- 5000 years . The exact origin of the breed and pedigree remain to this day unknown. One of the ideas was that the breed originated in the seventeenth century, living in exile in the province of Akita, in the northern region of the island Hoshu , Japanese aristocrat , he decided to grow a brave , strong hunting dog . Bred dog , however, was smaller than today’s Akitas . They were the elite dogs . The only owners and breeders of Akitas can be only Japanese shoguni . How to care for the dogs that is both care and nutrition, was described in a strictly complied with and protected documentation. This demonstrates the high esteem enjoyed by dogs of this breed. Was a great value , so to speak , enjoyed a sort of cult that has not turned over any other dog . In the nineteenth century began to use the Akita as fighting dogs . At the end of the nineteenth century (around 1897 ) , in order to spice up the course ” occupations ” began crossbreeding their dogs with other Japanese dogs such as combat tosa inu . The result of this cross was to obtain an aggressive dog with impressive size . This led to the extinction of almost Akitas . In defense of the purity of the breed occurred mayor of Odate, Shigeie Mr. Izumi . In 1900, two dogs of this breed are presented Emperor Taisho , and in 1914 the exhibition Taisho . Public opinion supported the movement for the defense of racial purity and already in 1919 approved a law to preserve the purity of the breed. A year later, Dr. Shozaburo Watase made in Odate review the population of dogs , but because of the large number of different types of dogs, he was not able to extract the dog, which would present the relevant characteristics of the breed . The results are shown in the work ” Origin of Japanese Dogs ” , as well as the Meeting of the Zoological Society in 1922 again returned to this theme in the work ” History of cleaning dog breed Japanese ” Mr. Hiroshi Saito . In 1927, the standard was developed Akiho . In 1931, a review was re- population of dogs under the leadership of Dr. Tokio Kaburagi , and in 1931 changed its name to the Akita dog . The culture was used dog King -Go , bitch Matsukaze Shigeichi Mr. Izumi, Lord Ichinoseki bitches , bitches Mr. Aoyagi , dogs and bitches Lord Tatayama . An end to dog fighting was laid in 1931 , when the Akita was officially a “national dog of Japan “, at the same time prohibiting the export of these dogs from Japan. During World War II breed almost became extinct . Why ? Now, because of the great food shortages , any person dokarmiającą dog was considered a traitor. Maintaining such a large dog was too expensive and could not be at the expense of life or human health. Dogs were used for meat and skin. The war lasted about a dozen dogs of this breed . The post-war culture was also difficult because undernourished dogs breed poorly , many fell on the dog distemper and other diseases , many were loaded malformations . The first dog brought over to the United States was given to Mrs. Helen Keller in July 1937, from Mr. Ichiro Ogasawara (later chairman of Akiho ) dog Kamikaze -Go ( Mr. Takichi Takahashi ) , which, however, soon fell to distemper . Two years later, Mr. Ogasawara gave Helen Keller another dog Kenzan -go , older brother of Kamikaze -go , was born in the house of the Lord of Odate Eijiro Kanazawa . After the war, Akitas increased in popularity in the international arena . Contributed to the American soldiers who have returned to their country brought with them these wonderful dogs . At this time, the dog Kongo -go and won the exhibition JKC similar type of dog won the show Akihoco resulted in an increase in interest in this race, especially since the late 40’s to mid 50’s. Dogs line Kongo -go were large, heavily built and majestic , but they look different from those you interested in Japanese breeders . Over time, Akitas appearance promoted in the United States ran from the appearance of these cultured in Japan. Akita dog is a symbol of fidelity – for good and bad. These are dogs ” in love ” in their owners , faithful to the end. An example of this is the story of Hachi- Ko, the dog by which the world has learned that there is a creature ( unfortunately not the man and the dog ) , for which the concept of love, devotion and fidelity are not empty words , and the meaning of life .

Hachi- Ko, akita inu breed puppy , was born in 1923 and is owned by a professor at Tokyo University , Eisubaro Ueno . Now, when Hachi -Ko grew slightly with age puppyhood , the practice has become a daily discharge of his master in the small square in front of Shibuya station . He returned on the same day , about four o’clock in the afternoon to greet you return from work . Every day, you and the dog , no matter the weather , they parted and welcomed the square in front of the station. It seemed that nothing can disturb the harmony that reigned between them. However, in 1925 , when the dog was 18 – months , Hachi- Ko, as usual, took leave of his master getting into the train, but in vain watching for his return at four o’clock in the afternoon. Well Eisubaro Ueno died in the workplace. They knew all about it , but no one was able , he could not explain to the dog , who returned every day to the little square in front of the station , looking at the door of the train beloved master . It took nine years , until the death of the dog. Every day, for that period , the dog returned to the place where you said goodbye for the last time . Friendly people cared for him and fed him , and he’s all the signs of care received with complete indifference . No one could replace his canine heart Eisubaro Ueno . Hachi -Ko has become famous thanks to the article , which appeared in the press 04.10.1932 Fri : ” A touching story of an old dog ,” and in honor of his honor and devotion erected a bronze statue of him made by the Japanese sculptor Teru Ando . Another example of such an extraordinary devotion to man is the story of 12 akita inu dogs that took part in 1957 in the course of a scientific expedition south . Difficult weather conditions prevented in this expedition and Japanese scientists were forced to return from the middle of the route. However, in the place where they got left part of the equipment and dogs. They came back after 3.5 years . We can imagine their surprise when I greeted them on the spot (full set ) dogs . All survived , thanks to the incredible for other races , or even impossible , ability to adapt to different , even the most difficult environmental conditions. Fed on what were at the edge of several hundred kilometers distant ocean. But constantly returned to the place where they left people at the mercy of the elements . They were waiting for the return of loved ones . The airport of Tokyo erected a memorial for the 12 dogs that survived the expedition of 1957.

Looking through the available sources , I came across an interesting reference concerning the presentation of the breed . Well, dogs have been carried out usually colored , woven from cotton leashes , which, depending on the rank of the holder of the dog were also interspersed with silver or gold thread . Color the leash must also interact with the dog’s coat . Japanese literature shows the Akita as a dog of the old and the home , the possession of which were related to certain beliefs . Those who could not afford the dog ( it could have aristocracy ) had to be satisfied with his likeness . Small statues of wood, of Akita, made by Japanese sculptors, were attractive Christmas gifts good luck . They were a symbol of ownership. Associated with their specific beliefs handed down from generation to generation. And yes, it received them in the bride ‘s wedding day , for it was a mascot that brings good luck. Akita statue , located at the laboring woman was to ensure problem-free delivery. Donated baby , a little later the statue was a symbol of strength, health and intelligence of the recipient . Figure suspended over the cradle of the child had to protect him from evil dreams. Akitas were considered the national dog of Japan, whose existence during the Second World War was in danger . The breed was in danger of extinction . After 1945, Akita , as a special ” gift ” from the Japanese , were placed in the United States. There began to make a difference in the type of Akitas bred and bred there , and Japanese Akitas . Differences related to construction and coat dogs. By the end of ’99 , in principle, be able to reproduce both types , ie choosing the type of Akita, Akita Japanese- American type . Now, after the split , the choice of pairs is unacceptable due to different classification of the two races.

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