Akita  

The Akita originates from Japan, where the breed was apparently developed by a Samurai. This breed has over three hundred years of history, having been developed around the mid 1600s. The breed is now known as a national monument and a national treasure in Japan. The Akita was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1972.

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Famous dogs  

Bandit - Johnny Quest, 1964-5 & 1998 Animation, T.V. Show - Johnny's white & black dog

 

Baskerville - The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle – a nameless ghostly hound that haunts the Baskerville family in this Sherlock Holmes mystery.

 

Boss - Wilmington, NC - he burned to death trying to save his master (William Ellerbrook) from a fire; a monument to him was erected in 1880.

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Selected Breeds  

Bichon Frise

http://www.akc.org/breeds/bichon_frise/index.cfm

Afghan Hound Breed Standard

http://www.akc.org/breeds/afghan_hound/index.cfm

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How to detangle mats from dog hair  

When your pet's hair becomes matted, it is necessary to detangle it.   Here are some  helpful hints to make the process go smoothly for you and your pet.

http://www.wikihow.com/Brush-Matts-out-of-Dog-Hair

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Trivia  

Dogs and wolves yawn as a sign of contentment.

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Dog Breeds  

There are over 800 being recognized by various kennel clubs worldwide. As all dog breeds have been derived from mixed-breed dog populations, the term "purebred" has meaning only with respect to a certain number of generations. Let's examine the Beagle, Great Dane, Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier), and Maltese.

Beagle

Great Dane

Jack Russell Terrier

Maltese

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