This is a portrait Photo , I have recently captured of my Best Friend and Female Akita , who we named Molly , She is my constant companion on all of my photo adventures ! I have recently taken this portrait of her for many reasons. This is my third Akita she is 8 years old.

I will share with you a little information about the breed in this summary.

The Japanese Akita (also known as ‘Akita Inu’ or just ‘Akita’) is one of the best known Japanese breed. The Japanese Akita was bred as a fighting dog in medieval times, and redeveloped in the 1800’s as part of an effort to restore several ancient Japanese breeds. In 1918, the Akita Inu Hozankai Society of Japan was created to preserve the breed, which was subsequently designated a natural Japanese monument in 1931. In 1937, Helen Keller’s guide dog became the first Japanese Akita to arrive in the United States. The Japanese Akita grew in popularity in America after World War II, when many soldiers returned home from Japan with them. Today, they are popular American pets and serve as guard and police dogs in Japan. The world’s most famous Japanese Akita, Hachiko, greeted his owner at a train station after work every day. After his owner’s death, Hachiko continued to faithfully visit the train station every day to wait for his owner, until he died nine years later. Today a statue of Hachiko stands at the train station and an annual ceremony is held in his honor.


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  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikabout 4 years ago

    Awwwwwwww! Molly I Love You!! XOX Marie the information on the Akita is heart touching!

  • Thanks Rose ! She is our sweetie ! will bring her by to visit the ducks soon ! :) XO

    – Marie Morrison

  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!! What a beauty Marie…

  • Thanks Tracey ! she is my buddy and best friend ! :) she is a very special part of our lives ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • Cecily McCarthy
    Cecily McCarthyabout 4 years ago

    Oh WOW!
    She’s just gorgeous!

  • Thanks so Much Cecily ! she is truly special ! and when she comes with me she can be within feet of a Deer or large bird and never moves ! just sits by my side quietly ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Marie she is simply gorgeous! Im happy for you and her! Beautiful portrait!

  • Thanks so Much Swaby ! she is my constant companion ! and my sweetie ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Oh Molly is gorgeous and must be a really wonderful companion.

  • Thank You BigCat ! Yes she is my buddy ! and goes with me on all of my photo adventures ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • vigor
    vigorabout 4 years ago

    She looks like a great companion, she’s beautiful.

  • She sure is Vigor ! she is my little sweetie ! LOL ! well not so little anymore ! XO

    – Marie Morrison

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous animal – we have a 5yr old male Akita, pure white

  • Thank You Jay ! wow I simply love the breed ! and all White ! wow that is very hard to find ! I bet he is a real beauty ! would love to see a photo of him someday ! have a great weekend ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 4 years ago

    I have some posted here somewhere

  • I saw them Jay ! What a beautiful Akita ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterabout 4 years ago

    She is so beautiful Marie, my favorite breed, i miss my girl.

  • Thanks Eagle Hunter ! yeah she is my baby ! :)

    – Marie Morrison

  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Excllent done Marie
    Compliments ..

    You know the Story of Hatchiko ?
    An Akita dog
    Clikck here

  • Hi John ! Thank You so much for the compliment ! it is much appreciated ! :) She is a beautiful girl , my third Akita , I love the breed ! and Yes know the story of Hatchiko ! just recently watched the movie ! I think it was very touching and brought awarness to the loyality and love of dog and their owner ! Although this movie is based in America , the true Hatchiko story took place in Japan ! when I can learn how to direct a link on here ! So thanks again for your link , and your kind words !

    – Marie Morrison

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