American Akita is a breed that, despite its Japanese origin, is considered American. How did this happen? Very simply – after the Second World War, American soldiers returned home and brought several individuals to their homeland, giving rise to a new history of these fairly ancient dogs.
If we talk about their Japanese origin and history of existence, the Akita Inu breed has been known to the Japanese since ancient times. These dogs in ancient times were called matagi ken, and performed many different functions, from guarding estates to bloody entertainments – dog fights and fights with wild animals. In general, translated from Japanese, the name of the breed means “going to the bear.”
At the end of the 17th century, dog fights, and in general dog and animal fights, gained more and more popularity, spreading throughout Japan. Accordingly, there was a need for a variety of breeds. And Continue reading