This post is designed to start a conversation between Akita lovers or just Dog Enthusiasts, regarding a few different topics (all related, though). If you've been reading up on my "Akita Info" page, on my website, you may have something to add, here. I welcome any interesting ideas, comments, questions, etc on all of these topics. With my background in Anthropology, all of this just fascinates me, and I can't stop writing about it! :-) Lets use this as a starting block to some really good conversations about Akitas and dogs in general - their development over time, changes, the organization of breed and dog clubs worldwide, dog showing, the origin of purebred dogs, etc.
Feel free to add anything you'd like - this should be interesting!
If you haven't already read some of the stuff on my "Akita Info" page, I encourage you to take a look, by clicking here: http://www.arcticakitas.com/Akita-Info.html (scroll down until you see the BREED SPLIT article - the topics expand from there)...