It is not known exactly where the Akita Chow originated, and at this point, no one is taking credit for them. There is a good chance that someone began mixing Akitas with Chows in the 1990’s in Northern America when, many groups of people were creating new designer breed dogs. It’s also possible that this mixed breed has existed naturally over the years.
This mix’s parent breeds, however, have longer and more documented histories. For example, the Akita Dog is a working dog breed that originated in the mountains of Northern Japan. They previously worked as fighting and hunting dogs, though their current duties include police and guard work.
The mix’s other parent, the Chow Chow, is one of the oldest living breeds, having originated from Mongolia and Northern China roughly 2,000 years ago and, depending who you ask, the breed may even be even 3,000 years old and hail from Arctic Asia.
The Akita Chow is currently recognized by:
Dog Registry of America (DRA)