There are dogs that are cute, there are those that are elegant and there are dogs that are…handsome. I think of an Akita Inu as the latter and as a proud, laid back breed. Its broad, fox-like head which are always looking up shows how confident they are. Thus goes for their pointy ears as though they are very keen. They have curled up tails that adds cuteness and somehow a contrast to their exuding a strong personality. Akita Inus seldom bark, they are very friendly and playful, especially in the snow. Though they don’t warm up easily to strangers…you will definitely find them charming…
Being a large and sturdy-built dog, the Akita Inu is not easy for kids to walk around but they love being with them… It’s also a very intelligent dog, you need to have something for it to do often otherwise, it will get bored.
One of the famous Akita Inu throughout history is Hachiko, whose story has been adapted into films. Hachiko also called chuken Hachikou or faithful dog Hachiko was born on a farm near the city of Akita Prefecture in Japan. Hachiko remained waiting for his owner at the Shibuya train station, even many years after his death. A truly remarkable act of loyalty. To this day, there is a bronze statue of him at one of the station’s exit rightfully called Hachiko-guchi (Hachiko entrance-exit).