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April 14, 2013 Subscribe

The Buzz about Akitas, plus a Legislative Update

The Akita is a living “natural monument” in its native Japan, prized for its imposing presence and devotion to master or mistress. A large breed with a hunting past, the Akita is known by a variety of names and is even considered two breeds throughout most of the world. Find out why some registries have recognized both Eastern and Western branches of this dog’s family tree.

Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on a state supreme court ruling in Texas that prohibits the awarding of “emotion based damages” due to the loss of a pet, and legislation before the New York State assembly that will increase the penalty level for killing or injuring a police dog. Follow these latest updates and learn about proposed bills in New York and Maine that will affect insurance premiums for dog owners.

Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief
Legislative Updates: Decision in Texas on ‘Emotional Value’ and More
By Christi McDonald

Back in January I reported in “Legislative Updates: Can Dog Owners Sue for ‘Emotional Value’?” that the state supreme court in Texas had begun looking at whether or not an owner can sue for monetary damages if another party is found responsible for the loss of their pet. more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Akita
By Dan Sayers

More than two million commuters pass through Tokyo’s Shibuya Station on a typical weekday, and many of the hurried passengers in the world’s most densely populated urban area choose to meet at a bronze statue erected at one of the station’s main entrances. more

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