Akita Inu Reference Libraries
The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six originally Japanese dog breeds. The breed was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt and flush rabbits, mice, and other small game. The breed was declared a national monument of Japan in 1936. During World War II, the breed nearly reached extinction, due to bombing and distemper....
The Akita Inu or Akita Ken is a large breed of dog standing 26 to 28 inches at the shoulders and weighing 75 to 120 pounds. The breed originated in Japan and is accepted there in only five colors: fawn, sesame, brindle, red and pure white. Each of these must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, neck, chest, body and tail. The American Akita can be any color. These dogs are...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.