Our Akita

One Dog - Two Faces

A Guide to the Origin of the Akita,
Owning, Breeding and Rearing

Book by Gabriela S. Richard

Aton Verlag, Unna - ISBN 978-3-9813278-2-3

Table of Contents

Preface (Excerpt)

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1 Akita Inu and American Akita

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  • Origin and Development
  • Appearance
  • Long-haird Akita
  • Temperament
  • Body language and Gestures
  • Particular
    • Male or Female?
    • Akita in Summer / Winter
    • Madness
  • Hachiko
  • National Monument

2 Feeding and Care

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  • Food
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Health
  • Physical Care

3 Breeding

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  • Requirements for Breeding
  • Selecting the Breeding Partner
  • Color Hereditary
  • Preparations
    • Getting Acquainted
    • Mating
  • Pregnancy
    • Examinations
    • Feeding during Pregnancy
    • Exercise during Pregancy
    • Prior to Birth
  • The Birth

4 Raising

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  • Newborn Phase
  • 3rd and 4th Weeks
  • 5th and 6th Weeks
  • 7th and 8th Weeks
  • Departure

5 Training

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  • The Puppy (Excerpt)
    • Collar or Harness
    • Being Alone
    • Socialising
    • Protecting Your Puppy
  • The Adolescent Dog
    • Pestering
    • Protection of Resources
    • Coming When Called
  • The Puberty
  • The Mature Akita
  • The Older Akita

6 Living with Akitas

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  • At Home
    • In the Family
    • Guests
    • The Feeding Spot
    • The Sleeping Spot
  • Daily Routine
    • With a Partner
    • In a Pack
    • With Other Pets
    • With Children
    • During Walks
    • Leash or no Leash
    • Biting
    • In a Restaurant
    • In the City
    • In a Store
    • On Travels
    • At the Dog Show
    • At Work

7 The Akita and Training

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  • Puppy Play Groups
  • Dog Training School
  • Dog Parks
  • Dog Sports

8 Summary 40 Years of Akita Experience

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Acknowledgements and Recommended Reading

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About the Author see also About the Author

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Picture Credits

Index

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