Akitas 4-U?

 This page is dedicated to Nikki who died for her family.




Akitas in Agility
Animals and Akitas
Akitas and Breed Bans
Akitas in the Family
Akitas and Kids
Akitas in Obedience
Akitas as Therapy Dogs
Facts About Akitas
Heroic Akitas
In Memoriam
Man's Inhumanity
Rescued Akitas
Totally Adorable!
Versatility of Akitas
Thinking Dogs
Who is Barbara Bouyet

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." -- James Thurber

  Heroic Akitas

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 re-homed;
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.


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We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.  
  M. Acklam





Akitas in Agility ] Animals and Akitas ] Akitas and Breed Bans ] Akitas in the Family ] Akitas and Kids ] Akitas in Obedience ] Akitas as Therapy Dogs ] Facts About Akitas ] [ Heroic Akitas ] In Memoriam ] Man's Inhumanity ] Rescued Akitas ] Retribution ] Totally Adorable! ] Versatility of Akitas ] Thinking Dogs ] Who is Barbara Bouyet ]

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