Kishu Inu

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The Kishu Inu is a medium size dog that is related to the Kai Ken. Kishu Inu are national treasure of Japan, and only solid colors are accepted. These dogs are popular family pets in Japan.

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Hokkaido Inu

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The Hokkaido Inu, also known as the Ainu dog, is considered to be one of the oldest and purest of the medium-sized Japanese dog breeds. While it’s origins are sketchy, it’s history is strongly tied to the Ainu people who settled in Hokkaido nearly a millennium ago. Hokkaido often have black spots on their tongues […]

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Dog Illness Diagnosis: Does your dog need a vet?

We all want to make sure our pets are happy and free of pain, which is why a few simple dog illness diagnosis indicators are useful to learn. The good news is that, the more you know, the less likely it is that you’ll have to pay for a costly veterinary consultation each time your […]

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Dog Incontinence: Why it happens & what can you do?

Incontinence in dogs can be very frustrating, and it’s not always clear how you should deal with it. The problem of involuntary leaking of urine from the bladder can vary in its severity and can affect any kind of dog, though it’s more common in older pets. What Causes Incontinence? Incontinence is the inability to […]

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5 Common Skin Problems in Dogs

Skin problems in dogs may not be immediately noticeable to you, so look out for signs that your dog may be giving you. They may lick or scratch their skin, or even constantly look at the affected area. You should also look out for dry, flaky skin – which can be a symptom of a […]

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Video – Two Types of Akitas

This video showcases the difference between the tradition Japanese Akita and the heavier boned American Akita. The American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club are the last of the world’s kennel clubs to recognize that there are in fact two different breeds of Akita. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale and most other kennel clubs have […]

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Adoptable – Jackobie

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Jackobie is a neutered male Akita mix available at the SPCA of Monterey County (California). He’s about 9 years old, and is hoping to live out his golden years in a loving forever home. Read more about Jackobie here…

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About Dog Vaccinations

When you bring that new puppy home you’re responsible for their health and their happiness, and one of the first tasks as their owner will be to protect their health by giving them a number of dog vaccinations. Veterinarians agree that a number of vaccinations are necessary to protect your pet against some of the […]

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Does Your Dog Need Vitamins?

It’s a well known fact that many humans take vitamins to boost their health, but more and more, people are giving dog vitamins to their pet to help prevent and treat certain conditions. Why Do People Use Dog Vitamins? There are a number of reasons why people give vitamins to their pets. Most commonly they […]

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Akita Inu (Japanese Akita)

Akita Inu (Japanese Akita)

The Akita Inu, or Japanese Akita, is a breed of large dog originating in Japan, named for the Akita prefecture, where it is thought to have originated. It is a separate breed from the American Akita.

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