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Akita Puppy Pictures

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Akita puppy pictures courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons

Have you had a hard time finding good Akita puppy pictures? We have located some beautiful pics of this hearty Japanese breed, recognized as part of the American Kennel Club’s Working Dog Group.

Akitas are sometimes referred to as Akita-inu and originally were large game hunters and, unfortunately, in centuries past were used in dog fighting.

As puppies, they cute little fluffy bundles of adorable-ness! See the pictures below and let us know which of the Akita puppy pictures you like best.

Akita puppy pictures- pup and parent dog play together.

Akita pictures courtesy of Leonardo Bighetti on Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons

Akita puppy pictures- cute brown and white Akita puppy

Akita pictures courtesy of Leonardo Bighetti on Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons

Did you know that Helen Keller is credited with introducing the Akita breed to the United States? She brought one back with her from Japan in 1937. Many who also fought over in Japan and were the Army of Occupation after World War II also brought the Akita back home with them, naking this breed popular enough to be recognized as a registered AKC breed.

Akita puppy pictures

Akita puppy pictures courtesy of Ore-sama on Wikimedia Commons, licensed under Creative Commons

Akita puppies should be socialized at a very early age, as their nature is to be independent and aloof. Be very careful to work with your Akita puppy and expose him to many differnet people and other dogs, and you can help to overcome their stand-offish nature.

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