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Akita | Akita Dog Preservation Society Exhibition

Akita Dog Headquarters: Akita Dog Preservation Society Exhibition

Known for their fluffy and adorable appearance, Akita Dogs are a breed that originates from Odate City, Akita Prefecture, and were previously called Odate Dogs. Akita Dogs are well-loved throughout the world, mainly through its appearance in the movie Hachi. Since 1937, the Akita Dog Preservation Society has been devoting their efforts to preserving the bloodline of the local Akita Dogs, with branches not only in Japan but throughout the world. Every year on the 3rd of May, the Akita Dog Preservation Society Exhibition, an event gathering Akita Dogs from all over the world, is held to determine the best Akita Dog in Japan. The dogs are judged based on a list of 70 strict criteria, including their traits and characteristics. You can even have an opportunity to interact with the dog and its owners at this event.

Links
http://akitainu.sakura.ne.jp/?lang=en
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Tohoku Region | JNTO Official Website

Akita Prefecture | JNTO Official Website

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