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Is my akita japanese or american?

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Member Since
05/01/2014
 
 
Barked: Thu May 1, '14 11:14am PST 
Bought her a few days ago, the breeders state she is japanese but by her colour she appears to be american so I want to make sure.

Here's 2 photos of her -
http://i60.tinypic.com/313gi7b.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/a9pb8j .jpg

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Member Since
05/18/2014
 
 
Barked: Sun May 18, '14 9:21am PST 
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/093/f/7/japanese_vs_american_ akita_inu_by_skele_kitty-d60de7u.jpg

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/ a/akitainu.htm
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Megumi

once abused, now- a loving, happy- angel
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 29, '14 3:38pm PST 
edit: omg, sorry. I just realized how old this post was, sorry!!! But your dog's older now, so you could post a picture of how it looks now.

It's no Japanese Akita for sure. Japanese Akitas come only in red/white, white, sesame, and different shades of brindle) and with urajiro (white colouring on muzzle, legs and belly. No masks or any kind of spots. Yours seem to have a black mask under the blaze which is typical for american Akita.

I am not used to the American Akitas so I might be wrong. But your pup looks to light built for an American, so it's probably not purebred or it's a mix of Japanese and american Akita. But it's very young, it's easier to tell when it's older.red face

Edited by author Wed Oct 29, '14 3:40pm PST

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