Akita is known as a powerful, dignified large dog breed originating from Japan. They can be quite alert with strangers but affectionate with family members. There are actually two separate varieties as Japanese Akita or the American Akita. The American Akita usually has thinner coat and comes with more colors.
How a lion and tiger cub are best of friends at Japanese zoo
THIS IS NOT A CAT. This is felt sculpture by Japanese artist ***yayayay*** who REALLY knows her cats. Several more wonderments in English appreciation at the click. Her own blog (try using Chrome to translate the kanji) is at http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yayaya806waterway/folder/444422.html