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.
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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