Akita

[dog] The Akita is a powerful, independent and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers but affectionate with family members. As a breed, Akitas are generally hardy, but they have been known to suffer from various genetic conditions and be sensitive to certain drugs. In most countries, the American strain of Akita is now considered a s...
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Akita

Akita (ä'kētä) , city (1990 pop. 302,362), capital of Akita prefecture, NW Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan. A producer of petroleum products and chemicals, Akito city also has a large port that exports lumber and rice. It became an important feudal town in the 8th cent., and i...
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Akita

Akita (äkē'tu) , breed of large dog developed in Japan from ancient ancestry and used originally as a hunter of such game as deer, wild boar, and bear. It stands from 20 to 27 in. (50.8–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 75 to 110 lb (34.1–49.9 kg). Its double c...
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Akita

Also known as the Akita Inu, a large breed dog of Japanese origin
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Akita

breed of working dog that originated in the mountains of northern Japan. In 1931 the Japanese government designated the breed as a national treasure. ...
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Akita

ken (prefecture), northwestern Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan coast. Its area of 4,483 square miles (11,612 square km) is divided between ...
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Akita

The Akita is a breed of Japanese dog dating back to the 17th century, and first bred in the province of Akita on the island of Honshu from spitz stock. The breed was developed as a hunting dog to work in pairs. The Akita became popular in the USA during the 1950s, and during the 1970s and 1980s started to gain popularity in Britain. The Akita is a ...
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