Almost everywhere apart from the UK this type of dog is offically called the American Akita! They come in more colours than the 'Japanese' Akita and are bigger. Deaf-blind author and activist Helen Keller visited Japan in the 1930s and imported the first two Akitas into America.
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Most people! You need to be one step ahead.
American Akita, Great Japanese Dog
So big people will take photos
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.
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