These days we see the Akita as a valuable and friendly companion to his own people. However, if you intend to keep an Akita you should understand the history of the breed.

The Akita is usually sweet natured, friendly, tolerant and understanding of his own. However, he may be reserved towards others, and so tends to keep a close eye on them. He is certainly not quick to bark or to bite. He is careful in what he does and how he keeps watch.

However, he may be entirely different when faced with other dogs, particularly those of the same sex. It is best, therefore, to couple dogs with bitches in the kennels. He is very good with children.


Photo :

Hachiko preserved

(The National Science Museum, Tokyo, Ueno)