- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: TFH Publications (March 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0866220534
- ISBN-13: 978-0866220538
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,726,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book of the Akita Hardcover – March, 1993
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*The book is very large with 272 pages.
*I counted approximately 167 of the 272 pages without ANY type, text, or writing of any kind.
*These 167 pages were covered with, logos, adverts, promotions and random dog show photos.
*The cover seems imposing oversized and implies an expertly written, akita specific publication.
*The table of contents and chapter titles seem all inclusive. With this large, heavy tome, one would look forward to reading and absorbing an Akita specific treasure trove of information.
Bring a sack lunch to follow this informational meal. Unfortunately, this text is heavy on garnish, light on genuine, noteworthy, digestable content.
The author devotes most of her energy discussing dog shows and the winners. If this is your interest: Dog show winners from the 1970's, then buy this book. You'll be happy.
If you are really looking for information on caring for, groomiong, training, feeding, socializing, ideal equipment and supplies for your Akita, this book is pretty useless.
She spends some time discussing breeding in her typical nonspecific wishy washy wordy format : Breeding is so great, I love akitas, so and so was top breeder...blah blah blah...only experts should breed...spaying and neutering is your friend...talk to an expert for more information...
The table of contents imply that the author has really written a complete set of breed specific information. Don't be fooled.
The author also includes what seems like her own rather racist, self certified expert description of the Akita and canine history as they relate to Japan and her inhabitants.Read more ›