Akita

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Akita

a large, robust dog with a dense coat, a tail that curls over the back, small eyes and erect ears. Called also Japanese Akita, the name taken from Akita Prefecture on the island of Honshu, and Akita Inu. See also nippon inu.
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The Akita dog, known as Bear, sunk his teeth into the back of Mrs Vikki Edwards' neck when she stroked him and would not release her.
His mother Tina said last night it was great having Jordan back home - but she is now worried about having the Akitas so close by.
What annoys me most is that most dog lovers (especially of the Akita breed in this area) would never put people in risk or their dog at risk.
You never see headlines about Akitas biting someone, although it's all too common to hear about alsatians, pit bulls and staffs biting people.
It was alleged that the Akitas attacked and killed Jake in the town's Oakbank Road on March 10 last year.
That same month, Ryan Andrews, aged seven, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, was savaged by his dad's Akita.
Donna Roles has four Japanese Akitas and has no qualms about leaving them with her 11-month-old baby.
FOLLOWING the recent bad publicity surrounding Japanese Akitas, dog lovers might like to contact an Akita helpline, set up by Mrs Gemmell and some friends.
Akitas have attacked a number of children sparking calls for them to be banned.
Akitas have been responsible for numerous other attacks on Teesside in recent years.
Akitas have been responsible for some sickening attacks on Teesside in recent years and in most cases the victims have been children.
For anyone interested in Japanese Akitas, log on to the JAWT (Japanese Akita Welfare Trust) website at /www.