Category: akita

What does the Akita Breed and Helen Keller hav…

What does the Akita Breed and Helen Keller have in common?

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For those that don’t know who Helen Adams Keller was, she’s an American author, political activist, and lecturer who so happened to be blind and deaf due to an illness at a young age. She was also a huge dog lover!

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In 1937 Ms. Keller began an extended speaking tour which took her through much of Japan. The Japanese people were taken by her and her story of overcoming her personal handicaps. Having heard of the story of Hachikō – the Akita who mourned for his owner by visiting the train station everyday for 10 years after his death and her fondness of dogs, she decided to visit the Akita district.

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During her visit, she met several Akita dogs and was impressed by them and mentioned that she might like to have one of these “faithful dogs” for herself. The Japanese government took this request to heart and made sure she went back to the states with an Akita puppy for herself. The dog was named Kamikaze-Go.

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Keller bonded with “Kami” during the 16 day boat trip home as she felt connected with her and the dog. When they reached US shores, newspapers were proclaiming that Keller had introduced the breed to America. Kami’s life would be a short one, as he died of distemper before the age of eight months.

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Hearing of the dogs death, the Japanese government was saddened and wanted to make sure to fulfill her request to own an Akita dog as a companion. They sent her another dog several months later. A full brother (same Sire and Dam) named Kenzan-Go but issues and concerns about the dog actually making it to US soil began and held up the dog because of deteriorating relations between Japan and the US. However the dog finally did make it over and the picture above is of the dog and Ms. Keller herself.

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In part Ms Keller and her frequent positive mentions throughout her dogs life, this would contribute to the Akita becoming a popular dog in the states.

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#helenkeller #author #america #disabilityawareness #akita #usa #japan #dog #dogs #dogstagram #pets #blackandwhite #history #war #lfl #f4f #fightingdog #puppy #pup #instadog #instalike #educate
(at Los Feliz)

Is the Akita really a fighting dog? The breeds…

Is the Akita really a fighting dog? The breeds original purpose was to hunt Bear and Deer but even that is loosely based. It was tried at some point in its early history as a dog fighter but only for a short time with the city of Ōdate being given credit as to where the idea was conceived.

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But the more I research, I find the breed wasn’t fully involved in the sport of dog fighting as it’s history has lead us to believe. First off, dog fighting was outlawed and other breeds like the Tosa Inu proved to be a more able fighter indirectly causing the Akita to gradually lose popularity.

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Concerned by the breeds’ potential extinction, in 1919 the Japanese included the large spitz type dog by then called the Akita after a prefecture in Northern Japan. It was not until 1931 after searching isolated villages that the Akita, many of whom resembled crossbred dogs from its informal fighting past were used to bring the breed back. Luckily in their search enough other dogs that resembled the current idea of a purebred Akita were found and were the stating block of the rebuild you see today.

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Now Akita dogs did manage their way into Europe where dog fighting was already in place and introducing a new dog in those days was a premium. From this juncture the stories/history of its fighting abilities is where it could possibly stem from.

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Pictured is Japanese styled Akita
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The question is simple, the answer well that r…

The question is simple, the answer well that remains up to what you think? 🤔

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Would people buy the original following breeds….

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#germanshepherd
#frenchbulldog
#rottweiler
#greatdane
#boxer
#englishbulldog
#bassethound
#sharpei
#akita
#mastiff
#labs

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The next posts will be dedicated to Dog fighti…

The next posts will be dedicated to Dog fighting, the dogs that came from it and it’s history. Some may not want to agree but at a point in history, dog fighting was considered a sport and highly respected.

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#dog #dogs #dogfighting #fighter #dogstagram #pitbull #tosa #akita #sharpei #bulldog #history #mastiff #dogo #patterdale #instadog #instalike #puppiesofinstagram #japan #america #europe (at Sushi Joint Fullerton)

🤔 . . #Dog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #do…

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#Dog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogstagram #doglover #dogoftheday #doglife #doglovers #dogsofinsta #dogsofig #doglove #dogofinstagram #dogtraining #puppy #pets #pitbull #bulldog #labs #dobe #boxer #rottweiler #pugs #shibainu #akita #maltese (at Chris’ & Pitt’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant)

Babies begin exploring their new world by grab…

Babies begin exploring their new world by grabbing objects and placing them in their mouths. Puppies are no different in that they learn how to play by mouthing their littermates and their parents. This exploration with their mouths is a way of learning new things and understanding their environment.
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Unlike humans dogs obviously don’t have hands to grab, feel and to touch. They utilize their mouths in very much the same way we do our hands. It’s important to allow your young pup to investigate and pick up objects allowing them to differentiate what’s good and what’s not at an early age.
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Humans initially see something that intrigues them, they begin by touching, picking and feeling an object, sometimes smelling it in order to make up their minds if it’s something that needs further investigation. At the same time as dogs get older, through trial and error and guided by humans they learn more to use their sight, scents, and tongue (mouths) to navigate through life much like we do with our hands.
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#dog #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #pets #humans #people #life #babies #kids #pitbull #bulldog #canecorso #frenchie #dogo #presacanario #labs #instadog #instadaily #quotes #akita #mastiff #greatdane #poodles #germanshepherd #rottweiler #l4l
#f4f #trainhard #hustlehard

(at Chino Hills Dog Park)

Socialization is an everyday thing with dogs b…

Socialization is an everyday thing with dogs but the most important time to begin imprinting your puppy for YOUR life is the minute you bring them home. It’s widely accepted that between 4 to 12 weeks of age, puppies absorb their environment immensely. It’s crucial to carefully introduce different types of stimuli every day to your puppy and always making sure that it’s a positive experience.
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These isolated socialization efforts can and will make a difference in your dog’s future outlook of life. In time with different experiences and as the puppy begins to become comfortable familiarizing with new things, they’ll begin to take on new encounters like different places, loud noises, objects, new people, shopping carts, smells and other animals with stride.
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The key to socialization is to get to it while the puppy is young. Many pups can become socially handicapped if socializing begins after a certain time, usually 14 weeks of age but it depends on the dog, breed and how you approach the job at that time. It’s not to say that a pup can’t still be socialized but in many respects, the job is harder. At this stage a pup not only is learning basic of commands but has already established other inappropriate behaviors that need to be undone firstly before moving forward in positive socializing. In any case, the best thing to do with your puppy is to approach it in a preventative manner.
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#social #socialmedia #socialization #dog #puppies #pups #dogsofinstagram #dogs
#pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #pug #rottweiler #people #pets #time #life #labs #canecorso #shihtzu #presacanario #beauceron #akita #husky #instagood #instadog #airedale #iger #l4l #f4f (at Craigs Regional Park)

“This is my method” don’t walk but RUN from th…

“This is my method” don’t walk but RUN from the trainer that says this to you. They’re stuck in what little they know about dogs and behavior.
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Possibly dogs 30 years ago would have connected with THEIR method but today considering how we live, what we expect and what our dogs mean to us “this is my method” will not apply.
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I’ve long had a saying, “if you train 10 dogs the same way, 9 dogs will not be trained” What I mean is one method will not apply to all dogs as every dog is a different…..
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Breed, whether it be male or female, of different genetics within the breed, varying ages when training begins, temperaments and drives that will dictate how your dog challenges, different owners with their own views and styles of upbringing and possible environmental impacts that can affect how your dog reacts to said METHOD.
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Share this with friends, neighbors, family members or anyone considering training their dog.
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#pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #pug #poodle #rottweiler #labs #newfie #dalmatian #germanshepherd #malinois #bullmastiff #bullterrier #akita #shibainu #shihtzu #maltese #yorkie #dog #dogs #puppies #dogtrainer #dogtraining #quotes #running #people (at Urth Caffé – Pasadena)

I challenge my clients all the time about thei…

I challenge my clients all the time about their dog(s) and what they’ve learn as well as what they’re going through with them at the time.
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Now I challenge you to do the same and share what you know to see if you’re advice can help another person reading this.
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Thank you in advance 😉
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#dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #pets #advice #help #helpme #friends #loyal #loyalty #pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #losangeles #life #labs #germanshepherd #yorkie #maltese #pug #presacanario #canecorso #rottweiler #akita #dobe #boxer #worldwide #usa #europe (at Grub Burger Bar)

Question of the day . . #movie #questiono…

Question of the day

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#movie #questionoftheday #dog #dogs #video #videooftheday #dobe #dobermangang #puppies #pitbull #bulldog #frenchie #pug #shibainu #akita #germanshepherd #rottweiler #boxer #motivation #blackandwhite #losangeles #mastiff #dogo #canecorso #presacanario #car #vlog #letsgo (at Tri-City Regional Park)