Akita Debate

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  • Akita In The World For The Next Generation

    takashi takedaMr. Takashi Takeda (84 years old, or say young) is the honorary board member of the Akita Preservation Society (Akiho) where its head quarters in the Ohdate City, Akita. Akita was facing the urge of extinction, and it could saved by Takeda-san and his colleagues after the war. Now he is in charge or say the international ambassador for the Akita breed.

    Hide The Dogs In the Remote Mountain Regions
    Takeda-san's class mate who was his neighbor was where the Hachi was born. During the war, they had three Akitas and he helped them taking the dogs with them for exercise and treat them as his own dogs since he was the first grade. Soon he fell in love with them seeing the nobleness and smartness of the dogs.

  • Akita and his "cousins"

    wataru go hi ga noboru smallAccording to Federation Cynologique International (FCI) the Akita is categorized under Group 5 which includes the following sections:

    Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs
    Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs
    Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders
    Section 4: European Spitz
    Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds
    Section 6: Primitive type
    Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

    Let's meet some of our Group 5 "cousins". 


  • Bad news

  • Dominance in domestic dogs,useful construct or bad habit?

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    The paper by Bradshaw, Blackwell and Casey called “Dominance in domestic dogs – useful construct or bad habit?” reviews how the term dominance has been misappropriated in the context of domestic dog aggression. It is not a trait of a single animal nor is it a motivation for how they interact. It also discusses recent literature on wolf packs and feral dog packs.

    In the popular press, it is easy to use terms such as dominance and pack. We need to remember that the word pack is just a name, just as a group of whales is a pod or a group of birds is a flock. Wolf pack theory evolved back in the 60s based on premise that dogs and wolves, being of the same species, act in the same way. As well, Dr Mech’s book (The Wolf: Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species) was published at this time. Unfortunately this data was based on observing an artificial wolf pack (a group of captive unrelated wolves). This led to the popularization of the terms such as alpha and dominance.

  • Introduction to the genetic situation of Akitas

    Akita GeneticsBefore we can understand the health situation of Akitas, we need to understand basic genetics. Genes make all living organisms, including man, work. I could explain about genes, alleles, and genomes but let's keep this very simple. The health issues of Akitas are mostly autoimmune problems like SA (sebaceous adenitis) and VKH/UDS (Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease/uveodermatologic syndrome) and lesser problems including allergies and hypothyroidism. Dogs have over 25,000 different genes, but there is one area in all our genes that makes the immune system work. In humans this is called the MHC area (major histocompatibility complex) and in dogs this is called the DLA area (dog leukocyte antigen). The best example to describe this system when it's working well is a full symphony orchestra with all the different instruments. A good immune system has it all and can play awesome music!
  • Origin of japanese dogs

    akita and japanese dogs origin

    Dogs were domesticated in East Asia from East Asian wolves (Canis lupus chanco) more than 15,000 years ago. That date is estimated from the rate of molecular substitution of mitochondrial DNA and the age of ancient dog remains. Domesticated dogs accompanying people migrated and dispersed throughout the entire world.

    Dogs have always migrated with people. The earliest-known migrants to Japan, the Jomon people, are thought to have brought dogs to the Japanese archipelago some ten to twelve thousand years ago. The oldest dog skeletal remains discovered in Japan date from 9,500 before present (B.P.).

  • Takashi Takeda, συνέντευξη του διεθνούς πρέσβη της φυλής

    takashi takedaΟ κύριος Takashi Takeda (84 ετών) είναι επίτιμο μέλος του Δ.Σ. του Akiho. Ο κ. Takeda και οι συνάδελφοι του κατάφεραν να βοηθήσουν σημαντικά στην διάσωση της φυλής που κατά τον 2ο παγκόσμιο πόλεμο αντιμετώπιζε τον κίνδυνο της εξαφάνισης. Πλέον ο κ. Takeda κατέχει την θέση του διεθνούς πρέσβη της φυλής.

    Κατά την διάρκεια του πολέμου, ο  κ. Takeda είχε έναν συμμαθητή και γείτονα τον οποίο βοηθούσε να γυμνάζει τα σκυλιά του,η ενασχόληση του αυτή τον έκανε να αγαπήσει τη φυλή επηρεασμένος από την αρχοντιά και εξυπνάδα των σκύλων του φίλου του.

  • Ελληνικές διακρίσεις στα JKC Specialty & Europasieger

    akitaclubdeΤο τριήμερο 9-11 Μαΐου, το akitaclub.gr βρέθηκε στην Γερμανία για τις 2 πολύ σημαντικές διοργανώσεις JKC Specialty Show 2014 & VDH Europasieger. Οι Ελληνικές συμμετοχές ξεχώρισαν αποσπώντας σημαντικές διακρίσεις και στις δύο διοργανώσεις.

    Η χώρα μας εκπροσωπήθηκε από τους :


  • Ιστορία και προέλευση του Ακίτα


    Προέλευση και καταγωγή

    Σύμφωνα με θεωρίες οι σκύλοι εμφανίστηκαν πρώτη φορά στην Ιαπωνία κατά την μετακίνηση πληθυσμών από την κύρια ήπειρο.

    Απολιθώματα πατούσας σε παραπήγματα που χρονολογούνται την περίοδο μεταξύ 8000πχ -300 πχ υποδεικνύουν ότι οι σκύλοι υπήρχαν από τότε σαν κατοικίδια μαζί με ανθρώπους. Το μέγεθος και τα κόκαλα που βρέθηκαν υποδεικνύουν ότι επρόκειτο για μεσαίου μεγέθους σκυλιά.