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Edited to say that should say what the heck breed do you think this is? Not sure where this was taken, pretty sure in the US though. They just thought it was a pretty dog and took a pic.



 

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Looks like a Japanese Akita to me.
 

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Really????? I've only known Akitas in Australia . . . where I knew three of them well. All were stocky, none had pointy noses. One was an escape artist and the neighborhood cat killer.
Those would be American Akitas then, they look like bears, thicker coats, big bones, etc. That is basically the only type you see in the US, unless someone imports.

But FCI recognizes another type called the Japanese or Anita Inu, and They are more Fox like, thinner bone, finer heads, etc.

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Yep, Akita Inu was my thought too!
 

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Thanks everyone, I would never have guessed. She said the owners didn't speak english so she couldn't ask them.
 
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