Sneak in! Watch Fluffy Akita Dog Puppies Having Breakfast (2) Pups Bind Together as Rugby Scrum

Noshiro Kojuso is a kennel specializing in Akita dogs in Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture. We learned that the puppies born between June and August of this year are growing up fast and healthily. In early September, our reporter “sneaked” into the kennel to see the fluffy tiny puppies who will soon grow into big Akita dogs, and watched them having their breakfast. Looking at them eating with all their might and eating well, the reporter couldn’t help but smile. This is the second article in the series of five reports. (Reporting by Fujioka Maki)

The way that the puppies are competing for food is like a rugby scrum.

This is the same litter of 6 puppies born in mid-July, the biggest family in the entire kennel. They are all fluffy, rollicking and very cute. Some of them were peeking out of the gaps in the fence incessantly, while others were scratching their faces with their feet in the corner. In the cage next to this one, a puppy born in June popped up. It stared at the reporter as if to say, “Please look at me too!”

The cage housing a big family of 6 puppies is full of cuteness.
The puppy born in June is begging for attention with dazzling eyes.

Here’s a shot of these six puppies at breakfast time. If you peek over the top and side of the cage… there it is! They were binding closely together just as rugby scrum, facing heads to heads. They were shoving against each other so hard that there was no gap in between. How lovely it is!

Looking at the puppies’ scrum from the side.
Puppies look satisfied after eating the dog food.

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Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Akita Inu (dogs), with their fluffy coat, round eyes, and an adorable tail that curls up, are now famous worldwide. Akita dogs have a strong body and are best known for their loyal personality. The number of Akita dogs raised overseas continues to increase. In Akita Prefecture, the Akita dog's birthplace, there is an active movement to utilize them for tourism promotion. Akita Sakigake Shimpo, entitled "Akitainu News," will circulate various domestic and international information about Akita dogs. The goal is to connect the world and Akita through Akita dogs.