The following link will tell you why in
Japan, Akitas are revered for their courage. The reputation of the
breed dates back to the story of Hatchi-ko in the 1930s; the inherent
loyalty and love from this breed to their family, runs in the veins of
every Akita on earth. Regardless of the treatment inflicted on
them by humans, both good and bad, they will die for you without a
moment of hesitation. Nikki did just that for her family:
Chili was another Akita who braved a fire
to save her family but she lived and found herself in an animal shelter!
Chili was rescued by the great folks who save our breed from
euthanasia--the dedicated Akita Rescue groups. Chili was saved and
her story can be read here:
Samuri, blind since birth, used his
extraordinary hearing to save the life of a neighbor.
As time allows, I will share more
stories with you about the Akita, some heroic like Nikki, some of them
heroic through their intelligence in everyday life, and other stories
about all of their wonderful attributes--a million reasons why Akitas
should NEVER be banned.