Originally bred in Japan, this large dog is generally alert, good-natured, affectionate, and a loyal companion to its owner. However, many Akitas have a stubborn streak and need firm training from puppyhood. Barron's Pet Owner's Manual provides everything a prospective owner needs to know about the breed, including recommendations for feeding, exercise, training, grooming, and more. Full-color photos. Approx.
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Historical Importance and Uses
Why an Akita?
Caring for Your Akita
Breeding Your Akita
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