Breeds of dogs “The Akita”

The size of the Japanese dogs originally varied from small to medium and there were no major races. From 1603, from the Akita region, dogs called “Matagi Akitas” (dogs of medium-sized to the bear hunt) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868, crossed the race with Tosa and Mastiffs. For this reason, the size of the race increased, but features, features of Spitz type dogs, disappeared.

In 1908, prohibit dog fighting, this race has been preserved, prospered and developed a large Japanese breed. Later, in 1931, 9 excellent dogs of this breed were designated as ‘monuments historical’.

Breeds of dogs - The Akita

During the second World War (1939-1945), the skin of dogs was often used to make military clothing. The police ordered to capture heights overlooking that they are key all dogs less the shepherds Germans, which were used for military tasks. Some fans tried to dodge the law and crossed their dogs with German Shepherd.

At the end of the second world war, the number of Akitas had dangerously low and the dogs came in 3 different ways:

1) Matagi Akitas, Akitas 2) fight dogs and 3) Akitas / German shepherds. The situation of the race was deranged seriosamente.
During the procedure of restoration of the breed pure after the war, Kongo-go, a dog from the line of blood Dewa, enjoyed a popularity momentary but nevertheless very important; This dog had external characteristic features of the influence of the Mastiff and the German shepherds. The number of breeders of these Akitas developed and the race was always more popular success. But fans illuminated and espabilados not accepted such as a primitive Japanese breed and were devoted to eliminate all outsiders traits. The purpose of restoring the characteristic features of the original race, they carried out in crosses with Matagi Akitas. With that, they succeeded and stabilized the pure breed of great size that we know today.

Dog of large size and structure solid, well balanced and with much substance; secondary sexual characteristics well accented, of great nobility and modest Lordship of strong Constitution.

The ratio of the height to the cross and the length of the body (measured from the tip of the shoulder to the tip of the buttock) is 10: 11, but the body of the females is slightly longer than the males.

It is a calm, loyal, docile and responsive temperament dog.


Skull: The size of the skull is proportional to the body; the forehead is wide, with a sharp Groove; without wrinkles.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal: Defined.

Truffle: Big and black; a small and diffuse lack of pigmentation is accepted only in the case of copies of white hair, but black is always preferable.
Snout:Moderately long and strong with a wide base that thins towards the tip, although it is not pointed; straight nasal cane.
Mordida / teeth: Strong teeth to bite in scissors.
Cheeks: Moderately developed.
Eyes:Relatively small, almost triangular, the outer corner of the eye being slightly stretched upwards, placed moderately distant each other, dark brown, between better darker.
Ears: Relatively small, thick, triangular, slightly rounded at the tips; moderately separated each other, upright and inclined forward.

Thick and muscular, free chaps, balanced with the head.

Back: Straight and firm.
Lomo: Broad and muscular.
Chest: Deep with the well-developed backsplash. Ribs moderately arched.
Abdomen: Well collected.

High, thick and carried implementation vigorously wrapped on the back. The tip of the tail almost reaches the hocks when the hanging down.


Shoulders: Moderately oblique and developed.
Elbows: Glued to the body.
Forearms: Straight, heavy bone.

They must be well developed, strong and moderately angled.

Thick, round, arched and tight toes.

Flexible and powerful movement.

The outer layer should be smooth and hard texture, the inner layer should be hair fine and abundant; the cross and the hips should be covered with slightly longer hair; the hair of the tail is longer which covers the rest of the body.

Rojo-leonado, Sesame (rojo-leonado color black tipped hairs), striped and white.
All these colors, except white, must have Urajiro.
(URAJIRO = whitish hair on the sides of the snout, cheeks, under the jaw on the neck, chest, abdomen, under the tail and in the inner part of the members.)

La cruz height: males: 67 cm.
Female: 61 cm.

Tolerate a difference of roughly 3 cm.

Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the severity of it considers the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
• Female male / male female.
• Upper or lower prognathism.
• Incomplete dentition.
• Tongue black or blue-stained.
• Iris color clear.
• Short tail.
• Timidity.

• Dog aggressive or fearful.
• Not erect ears.
• Hanging tail.
• Long hair (thick).
• Black mask.
• Stains on the white background.

Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

Exemplary males must have two testicles appear normal, fully descended in the scrotum.

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