Definition of «akita»

Akita (dog)

The Akita (秋田犬, Akita-inu, Japanese pronunciation: [akʲita.

inɯ]) is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: 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 Japanese strain called the Akita Inu comes in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain known simply as the Akita comes in all dog colors. The Akita has a short double-coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long-coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene.

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 be susceptible to various genetic conditions and can be sensitive to certain drugs.

In all countries (except the United States and Canada) the Japanese and American strains of Akita are considered two separate breeds. In the United States and Canada, however, the two strains are considered a single breed with differences in type. For a while, the American strain of Akita was known in some countries as the "Great Japanese Dog". Both forms of Akita are probably best known worldwide from the true story of Hachikō, a loyal Akita who lived in Japan before World War II. (Wikipedia)

Akita (surname)

Akita (秋田, lit. "autumn ricefield") is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Hideyoshi Akita (秋田英義; born 1974), footballer

Masami Akita (秋田昌美; born 1956), musician, also known as Merzbow

Masateru Akita (秋田政輝; born 1982), former footballer

Akita Sanesue (秋田実季; 1576–1660), daimyo (feudal ruler)

Akita Toshisue (秋田俊季, 1598–1649), son of Sanesue

Ujaku Akita (秋田 雨雀; 1883–1962), pseudonym of Tokuzō Akita (秋田 徳三), author and Esperantist

Yutaka Akita (秋田豊, born 1970), former football player played in Japan National Football Team

Kiyoshi Akita (1881–1944) (Wikipedia)

Sentences with «akita» (usage examples):

  • It is every owner's duty to be aware of such things, even more when you're the owner of an akita. (
  • My akitas stole a tub of butter only the other day. (
  • Bans: akitas, American bulldogs, chow chows, doberman pinschers, pit bulls, presa canarios, rottweilers and wolf-hybrids (
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