A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AKITA

Mon, 11 Apr '22
Curly-tailed Japanese dog
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Breed featured in 2009's "Hachi: A Dog's Tale"
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Japanese dog breed
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Japanese city that shares its name with a dog breed