Twiggy joined our family from an adoption and rescue program run by a vet in Ohio.
She’s part Akita, which accounts for her independent but loyal personality.
The Akita is an ancient breed which originated in the Akita prefecture, the northernmost region of the island of Honshu. They were originally bred to hunt large game, including elk, boar and bear. Twiggy has definitely retained her hunting instinct, and loves nothing more than to spend an afternoon pouncing after mice in the hay field. Twiggy is smart, gentle, dignified and devoted.
What are your favorite dog breeds, and what do you love about them?