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Akita Dog

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Akita Dog

There are two types of Akita, the Japanese breed or American Standard. The American Standard Akita is registered with the American Kennel Club. This large, powerful and alert breed of dog originated in Japan and was bred as a hunting dog for many years.

 

Other names: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, American Akita, Great Japanese Dog (Obsolete)
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Origin: Japan
Life Span: Average: 10 to 12 years
Weight: Males: up to 120 pounds – Females: Up to 110 pounds
Height: Males: 26-28 inches – Females: 24-26 inches.
Group: Working Dog
Litter Size: 3-12 - Average 7-8 puppies

 

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About The Akita

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Akita working dog

Dogs are man’s best friend with an unconditional love for their humans so when people decide to add one to the family unit, it is difficult to know which breed best fits in to the home. Most folks with children are in search of a puppy that makes a great family dog, like the Akita puppy. 

There are two types of Akita, the Japanese breed or American Standard. The American Standard Akita is registered with the American Kennel Club. This large, powerful and alert breed of dog originated in Japan and was bred as a hunting dog for many years. Eventually the breed was revered with spiritual significance at the birth of a child, to signify health, happiness and a long life for the family. The Akita Dog did not make its appearance in the United States until 1937 when Helen Keller brought hers over.

Akita dog characteristics include a beautiful massive dog with a broad head and deep muzzle. The eyes are dark brown, deep set and appear triangular in shape. The ears stand erect and are slightly rounded at the tips. Their nose is black and broad. The Akita is a double-coated breed of dog with a thick undercoat and shorter outer coat. They have a gorgeous full tail that appears to curl over its back.

Other great Akita dog characteristics include their rich colors of white, brindle and pinto. Male dogs are 26 to 28 inches at the withers weighing between 75 and 120 pounds. Female dogs range between 24 and 26 inches and should weigh between 75 and 110. Because of their huge size, they do best in a home with a large yard although they can suffice well in an apartment as long as they are sufficiently exercised with frequent walks. The life span of the Akita dog is estimated at 10 to 12 years.

The Akita dog temperament makes it a very affectionate family dog. They are very intelligent, docile, courageous and fearless. They make very loyal family dogs and may have a tendency to be aggressive towards other dogs and animals. Because of their size, it is important that an Akita owner establish themselves as a pack leader as soon as you bring an Akita puppy into your home – remember dogs are pack animals. If they are not trained early, they will try to claim the leadership role which will be a huge problem as the dog grows up and ages. 

A major aspect of the Akita dog temperament is their need to be with their masters. With early training, you will have the perfect family dog that will look up to you as its pack leader and is a very loyal family member. They do, however, get bored easily and should be supervised when playing with other pets and children because of their size. They are not an excessive barker.

An Akita is a fairly healthy breed of dog but some concerns may be hip dysplasia, arthritis, bloat, thyroid problems, skin and eye issues as well as problems with their knees such as patella. As long as people research the breed and their breeders, many health concerns can be avoided. Choosing a healthy puppy takes a little time and effort but well worth it all to find the best family dog.

 

Remember: Please exercise caution with children! These dogs have been known to be aggressive and territorial.


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