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The Akita breed originated in Northern China.

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The Akita is a Japanese breed. The Akita is one of Seven Breeds designated as a National Monument in his native country of Japan-akitaclub.org

Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita into the United States.

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Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita named Kamikaze-go into the United States in 1937-akitaclub.org

Akitas tend to be meticulous self-groomers-they are very clean dogs.

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Akitas are often compared to cats due to their independent, calm nature and inclination towards cleanliness-animalso.com/breeds/akita-inu/

According to the American Kennel Club-the American Akita and the Japanese Akita are considered the same breed.

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As of 2020, the American Kennel Club, now consider American and Japanese Akitas to be two separate breeds.-AKC

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Akita's are known for being VERY sensitive to certain anesthesia drugs.

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Akitas are sensitive to many drugs, especially those used for anesthesia. Remind your veterinarian each time a drug is prescribed for your Akita and prior to any surgical procedure. These adverse reactions are often fatal.-http://akitarescue.com/disease%20and%20disorders

Studies have shown the Akita to be high in dog-related aggression behavior.

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More than 20% of Akitas, Jack Russell Terriers and Pit Bull Terriers were reported as displaying serious aggression toward unfamiliar dogs-sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159108001147

Ownership of an Akita is banned in the U.K.

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There are four breeds banned by the Dangerous Dogs Act in the UK. They are – Pit Bull Terrier – Japanese Tosa – Dogo Argentino – Fila Brasileiro.-bbc.com

Which of the following is an Akita?

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1. Shiba Inu / 2. Akita Inu

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The American Akita comes from a genetic line which is considered the more favorable Akita lineage.

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the American Akita comes from a separate Dewa Line (LESS favored lineage in Japan). The Japanese Akita is of the Ichinoseki Line-animalso.com/breeds/akita-inu/

Autoimmune Hypothyroiditis is a health concern more common in Akita's then many other breeds.

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This disease occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and is more common in the Akita, Doberman Pinscher, Beagle, and Golden Retriever. - AKC

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