Japanese Laika: features of the breed
Akita Inu is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Despite their independent, proud and independent nature, these animals are considered a true symbol of devotion. Residents of the Land of the Rising Sun form legends about them, write books and erect monuments to them. After reading this article, you will find out what care the Japanese husky requires.
A Brief Historical Reference
Detailed genetic studies suggest that the animals of this breed originated from ancient Spitz-like dogs that lived in the second millennium. To this day, many images have come down, on which dogs are painted, outwardly very reminiscent of modern Akita Inu.
The homeland of these animals is Japan. The formation of the breed took place mainly in a small provincial town of Akita, located on the island of Honshu. Apparently, this explains the name of the dogs. Initially, husky (Japanese) was bred for hunting wild boars, deer and even bears. A few trained dogs could easily hold a large beast until the hunter arrived.
At home, these dogs quickly gained respect and popularity. They were considered a symbol of family well-being and wealth. The one who offends the Japanese dog laika dog (akita-inu) was expecting a severe punishment.
These are well-built, strong and muscular animals with a heavy short-head head and a slightly stretched body. Quite a tall husk (Japanese) is remembered by its original appearance. The combination of a broad forehead, standing open ears and small eyes makes it look like a fox, a wolf and a bear at the same time. These animals are considered to be the largest of all the Spitz animals. Height of adults is 67-74 centimeters.
The body of the Japanese Laika breed animals (the photo will be presented just below) is covered with a fairly coarse five-centimeter wool with a soft thick undercoat. The color of these dogs can be fawn, red, white and even tiger. It is important that it is clean, without divorce. Spots should have clear, non-vague outlines.
Laika (Japanese) - a very independent, independent and assertive animal. Therefore, an expert must be trained by these dogs. The newcomer is unlikely to cope with such a difficult task. Akita needs a demanding, persistent and confident owner.
Despite the willful nature, these animals will perfectly get accustomed to any family. The main thing to consider before buying such an animal is its need for physical activity, and sometimes in solitude. Such a dog should definitely highlight its own corner, in which no one will disturb it.
It should be noted that by the age of two years, the Japanese likes to be more restrained. However, behind the mask of silent confidence lies a friendly and sensitive creature. These dogs are wary of strangers and undisguised aggression towards their relatives.
Feeding and care
Akita-inu is not too choosy in the diet. They can be fed with the same foods as other dogs. It is important to immediately decide what you will give your pet - dry or natural food. Preferring the second option, you should understand that in the diet of the dog should be present vegetables, fruits, veal, low-fat cottage cheese, rice, boiled sea fish and seafood. In purebred animals, there is often an allergy to fatty sour-milk products, beef, chicken, oatmeal, corn and wheat porridge.
As for dry food, before you buy it for your pet, you need to carefully study the composition. Akitam finds it difficult to find a suitable brand of ready mixes, since in most of them there is soya, poorly digested by these dogs. Ideally, you need to stop picking the stern, in which there is only one source of protein (duck or fish).
The wool of these dogs does not require special care. It does not need to be trimmed or trimmed. It is quite enough to comb the animal several times a week with a special brush. They molt Japanese Laika twice a year. As a rule, this period is stretched for several weeks, so at this time you need to comb it daily with a set of combs designed for dense short wool. As for water hygiene procedures, it is recommended not to swim Akita more than once a year. Otherwise, the dog's hair will lose its waterproofing properties.