Japanese aikido japanese bear dogs. These dogs also tracked and hunted wild boar black bear and sometimes deer. These dogs were the original descendants that created the modern japanese spitz. Also named tora inu or tiger dog the kai ken is a national treasure in japan since 1934 and has been bred for centuries. The breed has had many uses such as police and military work a guard dog government and civilian a fighting dog a hunter of bear and deer and a sled dog.
It is a medium sized dog. Aikido of virginia beach practices iwama style aikido as taught by its creator morihe. A japanese akita is a medium to large dog females range from 45 to 65 lbs while males range from 60 to 80 lbs. Akitas are muscular double coated dogs of ancient japanese lineage famous for their.
It is considered to be the most ancient and purest dog breed in japan. The akita largest of these breeds was restored using many breeds including indigenous odate dogs which were used as the best representatives of native japanese. It is almost unheard of for a japanese akita to exceed 80 lbs. The akita akita inu japanese pronunciation.
It is an extremely rare dog and is related to the japanese spitz dog type. Akitain is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous regions of northern japanthere are two separate varieties of akita. It is not simply a matter of weight for the american akita is definitely more heavyset than the japanese akita but height as well. Episode 57 reveals some techniques options for escaping a bear hug.
They were originally used for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal japan. Akita information including personality history grooming pictures videos and the akc breed standard. The japanese spitz is a small doggie with an all white coat consisting of long dense fur. Although it bears a likeness to dogs from ancient japanese tombs the modern akita is the result of a concerted nineteenth century effort to restore seven native japanese dog breeds.
Fox like the japanese spitz has a small head with prick ears dark eyes and a pointed face. A japanese strain commonly called akita inu inu means dog in japanese or japanese akita and an american strain known as the akita or american akita. The akita inu is considered a national dog of japan and is one of seven breeds designated as a natural monument.