Music and SFX: http://share.epidemicsound.com/ntptW (30day free trial) Linda Logan of Kiseki Akitas, has been involed with the breed for nearly twenty years. She sat down with Dogumentary TV and shared her knowledge and passion for a breed that is a Japanese National Treasure.
The Akita is one of Seven Breeds designated as a National Monument in his native country of Japan. Bred as a versatile hunting dog in the rugged mountains of Northern Japan, the breed is a wonderful combination of dignity with good nature, alert courage and docility.
There is a spiritual significance attached to the Akita. In Japan they are affectionately regarded as loyal companions and pets, protectors of the home and a symbol of good health, when a child is born, the proud family will usually receive a small statue of an Akita signifying health, happiness, and a long-life. If a person is ill, friends will send a small statue of an Akita to express their wish for a speedy recovery.