Akita Dog Breed
Akita Dog Classification: Akitas
are working dogs. Their is disagreement
about whether they were initially bred
to hunt or used as fighting dogs.
Other Names: Akita Inu, Japanese
Akita, American Akita, Great Japanese
Dog, Akita Ken, Akita-ken, Nippon Inu,
Japanese Fighting Dog
Akita in Foreign Languages:
og stærk japansk hunderace
French: race de chien japonaise
Spanish: raza canina japonesa
Origins: Akitas are a large spitz
dog breed that originated in the mountainous
northern regions of Japan in the 1600's.
Description: The Akita is a powerful,
medium size, muscular dog with a broad
head and curled tail. Akitas have erect
ears and a "mask" of darker
fur on their face.
Size: Akitas weigh between 80
- 145 lbs,, they stand 22.75 to 27.5 inches
||22.75-25.25 inches tall
||25.5 - 27.5
Coat: Akitas have thick double
coats, made of stiff, short-hair that
is red, fawn, sesame, brindle, pure white,
all with whitish coat on the sides of
the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside
of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and
on the inside of the legs.
Disposition: Akitas were historically
bred as both a hunting and a fighting
dog, they are naturally aggressive and
very dominant animals. Akitas are intelligent
and loyal dogs, they are loving, devoted
and gentle towards their master and their
families. The Akita is a good guard dog
and is weary and suspicious of any person
or animal that it doesn't know.
Type Dog: Akitas are classified
as a working dog.
Litter Size: Akitas give birth
to litters of 5-7 puppies.
Behavior: Akitas are strong-willed,
and confident dogs, they require moderate
daily exercise and plenty of mental stimuli
to avoid bordom.
Traits: Akitas are loyal, brave,
Country of Origin: Japan
Life Span: Akita dogs typically
live 9 - 11 years.
Club Recognitions: APRI, ACA,
AKC, CKC, NKC, CKC, ACR, ACA, DRA, NAPR