15 Historical Facts About Akitas You Might Not Know

The Japanese Akita Inu dog is a legendary pet in Japan, known to the locals for a long time. Do not confuse the Japanese Akita and the American – they are different dogs. The Japanese Akita Inu originated in northern Japan in the Akita province – this is how the dogs got their name. It is not known for certain when exactly these animals were formed as a breed, however, the first written evidence dates back to the early 17th century. In those distant times, the Akita Inu was used to protect the imperial family.

#1 Literally, the name of the breed is translated as a dog from the Akita province.

#2 These dogs have been living in Japan for more than eight thousand years, as evidenced by archaeological finds and the conclusions of historians.

#3 The ancestors of this breed are the Japanese hunting dogs Matagi Inu.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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