Dog paw prints found in Jomon period (8000 to 300 B.C) pit houses suggest that dogs were raised as pets inside homes as early 3,000 years ago. The paw prints measured 4.3cm to 5.7cm long and suggest that the dogs were of medium size. Dog bones were commonly found in graves of this era.
The Japanese Akita Inu originated in the Tohoku area of Japan. This is the most northerly region of mainland Japan, adjoining the Chubu and Kanto regions. It sits below the Hokkaido (island) region and comprises of six prefectures; they are: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata and of course Akita.
Credit; The Japanese Akita-Inu Club. (UK)
Be aware that club officers do change but those listed here can usually help you find the current secretary or appropriate.
Akita Inu Club of Victoria – http://www.akitaclub-vic.org.au/
Spidshundeklubben – http://www.spidshundeklubben.dk/
Finnish Akita Club – http://www.akitayhdistys.fi/
Sezione Akita Italiano – http://www.saki.it/
The Dutch Japanese Akita Inu Club – http://www.akitaclub.nl/
Norwegian Akita Club – http://www.akita.no/
Akita Inu Club of Sweden – http://www.akita.nu/
Japanese Akita-Inu Club – http://www.japaneseakitainu.co.uk
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Japanese Akita-Inu Club of America – http://www.akita-inu.com/
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