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The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
- Senator George G. Vest, 1869


Akita puppy

Omamori's Irish

Akita adult
Ch Omamori's Crystal Tangerine
"Chrissy"

Native to Japan, the Akita is the largest of the breeds belonging to the Japanese Spitz family of dogs. 

Developed in 1630 by a Samurai, originally the  Akita could only be owned by a member of the nobility. Akitas were used in male-female pairs to hunt game such as bear, wild boar, and deer. 

Standing up to 28 inches at the shoulder, the athletic Akita is large, powerful, and alert. The Akita was produced to be an excellent fighter and guardian. 

He has a broad head, a tail that curls up over his back, and a thick double coat that can be any colour including white, brindle, and pinto. Beware! This dog "blows coat" or sheds twice a year, and when he sheds, he means it! 

Renowned for his fierce love, loyalty, courage, and obedience to his owner, the Akita is an independent dog who nevertheless requires quite a bit of attention and training as a puppy. Although friendly with people, he may take exception to other dogs. This breed needs a firm hand from a strong master. Training and socialization should begin early. Generally, the Akita is quietly dignified and not prone to barking.

Puppies can weigh over 100 lbs. and may not mix well with very young children. An Akita should not be confined on a rope or chain. He requires a large, fenced yard and plenty of exercise. Since the Akita is a protective dog with a hunter's instincts, he is best suited to a single pet home.

In 1931 the Japanese government designated the Akita as a National Monument and one of Japan's national treasures.  

The first Akita was brought to this continent by Helen Keller.

 
Resources

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Clubs and Organizations

Akita Club of Canada

Akita Alumni Dog Club 

Akita Club of British Columbia
Anthony Starcevich
1110 Ellis Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1G8
(604) 941-9567
tstar@axionet.com
Akita Club of Alberta
 
 
 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Helen Chupa, Omamori Reg'd
British Columbia 




 

British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Terry Albrecht
Brentwood Bay, BC  V8M 1H4
(250) 652-0129
Email:
tereea59@gmail.com
           marter98@shaw.ca

Katana Reg'd


Helen Chupa
8855 Crystal Road
Prince George, BC  V2N 5W7
(250) 963-9051
Email: 
helenchupa@gmail.com

Omamori Reg'd


Geoff Wight and Beverly Anderson
7548 Hwy 6
Vernon, BC  V1B 3H4
(250) 545- 7774
Email:
king-oka@shaw.ca

King-Oka Reg'd

 

 

Alberta

Kennel/Website

Sheryl Langan
Box 450
Beaverlodge, AB  T0H 0C0
(780) 356-3769
Email:
driftwood@coool.ca

Langans


Linda and Kelly Phillips
Box 1, Site 5, RR#5
Tofield, AB  T0B 4J0
(780) 662-2587
Email:
gintsuyu@telus.net

Gintsuyu

 


Newfoundland

Kennel/Website

Ed Wilson
354 Old Broad Cove Road
Portugal Cove, NL  A1M 3N1
(709) 682-6678
Email:
wilsonauto@nf.aibn.com
Website: http://www.bearduskakitas.com

Beardusk Reg'd

 

 
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Rescue


Akita Rescue Society of America
mitsko@niagara.com
(905) 357-7592

 

 

Did you know?


We've all heard of the
healing benefits of
owning a dog. But
did you know that a big
dog's heart has a high-activity alpha rhythm? 

Patients with cardiac insufficiency can hold their hands close to a dog’s heart, 
for half an hour a day and they will feel better.

 
 

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