Akita Debate

Come and vote for the pros and cons of akita here


  • 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.

  • Breed history

    It is said that there was movement of people between Europe and Japan when the two areas were not separated by The Sea of Japan. It is believed that dogs were then introduced to Japan.

    Dog paw prints found in Jomon period (8000 to 300 B.C) pit houses suggest that dogs were raised as pets inside homes as early 3,000 years ago. The paw prints measured 4.3cm to 5.7cm long and suggest that the dogs were of medium size. Dog bones were commonly found in graves of this era.

    The Japanese Akita Inu originated in the Tohoku area of Japan. This is the most northerly region of mainland Japan, adjoining the Chubu and Kanto regions. It sits below the Hokkaido (island) region and comprises of six prefectures; they are: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata and of course Akita.


  • Breed history

  • 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.