Loyal, and athletic, these dogs are still very closely related to the wolf and do well in cooler temperatures. A dog so famous that in Japan only royals could have them as pets in ancient times as they are considered a symbol for health and well being. Helen Keller loved them too! Having brought the first one over to the states from Japan herself in the 1930’s, Helen Keller loved them too! She’s not alone, as the dogs have spread all over the U.S. Do you love your Akita? Make sure everyone knows it and order this stamp today!