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Japanese in origin, this breed was used to fight various animal types of the region. They were often used as ‘bear hounds’ keeping the animals at bay until the hunters could dispatch them. They are now used as police and guard dogs.

Akitas are known for being very devoted to their family, to the point of being overly protective. They can be domineering and aggressive.  Stubbornness and independence are hallmarks of the breed.