Akita Inu Breed

An ancient, Oriental, hunting breed

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Akita Inu Breed Description

Life Expectancy
10-12 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
5 to 7
Extra Large
Dogs: 75-120 pounds
Bitches: 75-110 pounds
Dogs: 26-28 inches
Bitches: 24-26 inches
Country of Origin
Japan, 5000 v. Chr.
AKC Working Dogs
FCI Group V.: Spitz and Primitive types
TKC Working
Other Names
Japanese Akita, Great Japanese Dog
Akita Inu

The Akita is the largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds. It’s a powerful, solid, muscular, well-proportioned and distinctive looking dog with a flat, heavy head and strong, short muzzle.

Akita Inu dog

This breed has webbed feet and is a very strong swimmer. Originally the Akita Inu was bred to fight and hunt bears, it looks beautiful, but its not a dog for the novice dog owner.


Akita Inu dog

This breed is friendly, careful and very affectionate with the family but sometimes spontaneous. It needs to be with the family. It makes a good companion for older children from its own family but may not accept other children. Children must be taught to treat these dogs with kindness.

Akita Inu dog

This breed should definitely be supervised with other household pets and children. If teased, Akita’s may bite. The Akita may become very aggressive to other dogs and animals. Early socialization and obedience is a must to be assured that the Akita will not become aggressive. It needs firm training as a puppy.

As the Akita tends to get bored quickly its obedience training requires patience. Akita is the cutest dog, generally people fall in love with the look of the dog but they tend to forget to investigate and understand the character and temperament of the breed.


Akita Inu colors

Coats can be of any color including pure white, red and sesame without clear borders. A black mask is forbidden.


Akita Inu coat

Its double coat is composed of a thick, soft undercoat and a harsh, waterproof outer coat. As bathing removes the natural waterproofing of the coat bathe only when absolutely necessary. Akita sheds heavily twice a year.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

The breed has a number of potential eye complaints, including, sensitivity to vision problems, night blindness, and inward rolling lids. Choosing a puppy from well screened parents will reduce the chance of eye conditions. Hip dysplasia and anesthesia can also occur. To help prevent the chance of hip dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. To minimize the risk of your Akita developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy an Akita puppy from a reputable Akita breeder.

Living Environment

If sufficiently exercised Akita dogs will do okay in an apartment, otherwise they could become bored and disruptive. They would do best with a large yard. The Akita needs moderate but regular exercise to stay in shape. They are by far best suited to cooler climates.

Living environment

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