Akita Inu

The Akita Inu breed is native to the island of Honshu in the region of Akita, is considered as a natural monument and a national treasure in Japan, is also one of the oldest dog breeds (recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the most primitive breeds of dog).

Imperial, in appearance, the Akita inspires immediate respect. In the past, each noble houses kept a kennel of this large and mighty dog to hunt boar, bear and deer in the mountainous areas of Japan.

The Akita Inu are the biggest of the Spitz-type breeds and is an impressive and powerful animal with an incomparable shape; a massive bear-like head, deep muzzle, small eyes, erect and triangular ears uniquely positioned and a large curled tail.

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