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Long Coat Akita wins FCI dog show

Long Coat Akita wins FCI showA few days back I saw a post in facebook about an amazing Akita win , a long coat akita won Best Female of Breed in an FCI exhibition with excellence.

Although long coat is considered a fault according to FCI's Akita standard , Mezumi Raj Lasu participated in FCI dog show in Indonesia. Mezumi Raj Lasu belongs to to Jah Suede kennel in Bali-Indonesia.

This must be the very first show win for an LC akita, will this amazing win affect the future of LC akitas in FCI dog shows? 

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Your doggy education, free e-book.

before you get your puppyDr. Ian Dunbar has released his "BEFORE you get your puppy" book for free in e-book form.

Dr Dunbar is known for his positive training methods and pioneering off-leash training back in 1982. He is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

He created and developed the San Francisco SPCA's Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and France. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).

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Longhair akita

Have you seen or heard for akitas with long hair?

They do exist and they are purebred, the long hair characteristic hasn't disappeared, according to some theories the gene comes from Karafuto Ken. We can see long haired dogs of both American and Japanese akitas , if both parents carry the gene then there is about 25% chance for long hair puppies.

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Google sabotaging akitas, or, we do it?

akita google results small Today I was doing my regular googling for interesting information about akitas , So I searched for "akita news dog" and selected the option to fetch only last year's results. Unfortunately I didn't come up with any interesting news or information, instead I was surprised by the number of results in the first page which were related to akita attacks, 5 out of 10.

Before looking at akita google results , take a look at these google results for 3 other breeds:

"Husky news dog (Screenshot)"  -   "Labrador news dog (Screenshot)"   -   "Dalmatian news dog (Screenshot)"


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Akita UK next dog model 2013

Akita-Flora-BNDM-2013-winnerThe annual Britain’s Next Dog Model competition – coordinated by grooming, training and healthcare experts, Mikki – has crowned its winner. An Akita called Flora beat over 400 other entrants to secure her title. Flora will receive a photo-shoot with top UK dog photographer, Nick Ridley, a hamper full of Mikki goodies and will become the ‘face’ of Mikki for the next year.

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