A dog is one species that you are likely to find in every home. Dogs have become part of the family where dog owners take care of them in the same measure they take for their children, starting from feeding to daycare and even to housing. There are various breeds of dogs around that attract different people. It doesn’t matter how many different breeds of dogs you have ever kept until you have Akita, there are some crucial things you may never understand. Akita is a powerful dog species with an intimidating presence. Akita originated from Japan where they were regarded as the best species to guard royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. Being fearless and energetic, Akita was used in hunting black bear, wild boar, and deer.
Interestingly, Akita is fearless thus used as a guardian of his family. Japanese refer to Akita as a ‘national treasure’ as they are a symbol of prosperity, good health, and good fortune. The first Akita to be noticed in the United States was in 1937, which was believed to have been brought by Helen Keller. They were not seen again until after World War 2 where they were brought by GIs. Since then, Akitas are everywhere in American homesteads. They are easily noticeable due to their affectionate and amusing nature, but not everybody understands them.
Having a glimpse of Akita is not enough to understand about their nature, and that’s why we have collected 20 things only Akita owners would understand.