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History of The Akita Dog

The Akita is one of the older types of dogs, recognized historically in Japanese art as an early dog type bred for hunting. The original type of dog from which the modern Akita Inu in Japan or American Akita in the USA developed was known as the Matagi Inu, which translates to "hunting dog". It was not a true breed as such, but rather was a larger sized, spitz type dog used for all types of hunting including deer, elk, antelope and even bear. This Matagi Inu type of dog was valued for its courage, physical strength, intelligence as well as its hunting ability. They were not bred for any particular conformation or appearance and many different breeds of dogs, both imported and local, were used in the type up to the late 1800's. [...]

Competitions with Akitas

There are several different events and competitions that Akitas are very successful in winning and competing. They really are a multi-faceted dog that is fully prepared to attempt anything that the owner asks, making them idea for any type of obedience or show type work. Typically the majority of Akitas that are used as competitive dogs work in the highly demanding competitive obedience classes. In these events the dogs and their handlers progress through increasingly more demanding levels of competition. This increasing demand for obedience is essential in allowing the Akita and other breeds to build on a strong foundation as they practice and learn to work with their handler. [...]

Breed Standards For The Akita

There are actually two distinct types of Akitas recognized in most registries and Kennel Clubs. The American Kennel Club only recognizes one type of Akita and does not follow the international clubs in dividing the Japanese Akita from the American Akita. There are significant differences both in colorations and conformation between the two breeds or types of Akitas currently shown. The following information is specific to the American Kennel Club breed standards for the Akita, which are used for all judging of any AKC sanctioned show or event in the United States. [...]

Breed Standards Of The Doberman Pinscher

As a working and guardian dog the original Doberman Pinschers were bred more for their ability to provide protection and stay with their owners than they were for their looks or their companionship qualities. Over time the Doberman Pinscher breeders have more selectively bred for a specific standard as well as to decrease the potential for aggression while still maintaining a well-balanced, all round guardian and companion dog. [...]

Competitions with American Hounds

The breeds of hounds bred and developed in America are directly descended from British and French hound breeds with the exception of the Plott Hound. The Plott Hound was developed from the German Hanoverian Hound, with a possible small amount of Weimaraner blood in one or more of the original five imported dogs. The American Hounds are all classed as coonhounds and although some of these hounds are used for hunting larger game, they are all associated with coon hunting, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the United States. [...]

Black and Tan Coonhound - A True Hunting Breed

The Black and Tan Coonhound has a long history of being a hunting dog. The original ancestor of the modern Black and Tan is the St. Hubert Hound, which is now more commonly referred to as a Bloodhound. These larger hounds were bred by the Belgian monks of St. Hubert, hence their name, and were famous for their ability to track regardless of the terrain, weather and conditions. They were not extremely fast dogs but they were tenacious and would never give up on a trail as long as there was any scent to follow. They were also incredibly smart problem solves and would often think their way through obstacles and possible blockages in the trail using very methodical and highly intelligent strategies. [...]

Information about The Harrier Hound

Although the Harrier Hound is still relatively uncommon within the United States it is a recognized member of the Hound Group through the American Kennel Club. According to the AKC registration breed ranking the Harrier is the 153rd most registered dog in the United States out of a possible 156, with numbers slowly declining. The Harrier Club of American reports that there are fewer than 50 puppies whelped per year in the United States, with only 24 puppies in total registered with the AKC in the Harrier Hound breed in 1999. The relative scarcity of Harrier Hounds in the United States is the exact opposite in the United Kingdom where there dogs are still incredibly popular in rural areas and with hunters. [...]

An Uncommon Breed - The Saluki

According to the American Kennel Club the Saluki was the 116th most popular recognized breed out of a possible 156 in 2008. These very unique looking dogs really are one of a kind in appearance, combining features typical of the scent hounds with the amazing running ability found in the sight hound dogs. As a larger sized hound, the deceptively lean and long body of the Saluki often appears delicate, but these dogs are true hunters and racers. [...]

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