Size - Large
Height - 24 to 28 inches
Weight - 34 to 55 kg
Life Span - 11 - 15 Years
Breed Group - Working
Origin - Japan
Colors - Pinto, Red , Fawn, Brindle and White
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The Akita's are one of the oldest dog breed's very closely related to wolf. Survival of the fittest was his breeding program as man had no role in it's breeding. The Akita's are incredibly beautiful and amazing dogs full of energy. In Japan tiny Akita statue are considered symbol of health & wellness. Akita's are very roboust, courageous and extremely loyal to there owners. In ancient times the Akita's where so regarded that only royal families could own them.


The Akita is native to the island of Honshu in the region of Akita in Japan. The Ancestors of Akita may have been Chinese breeds which were later crossed with a Mastiff and the Tosa. For centuries Akita was used as fighting dog and for this reason the breed became nearly extinct. But the breed made an astonishing comeback when it was designated as part of Japan's natural heritage. Now days it is used as companion dog with fans in United States & Europe.

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Akita's are exceptional guard dogs, they wary of strangers and are always on alert, but they bark rarely. Akita has an alpha personality and therefore tends to show dominance over other pets at home. Akita's are bold and independent by nature therefore they are not best dogs for first time owners. If given firm training from day one in the right hands, they can be excellent campanions.

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Akita's are tuff dogs and very atheletic and demanding. this sporting breed can adapt to life as a house dog only if he gets a lot of exercise every day. Daily brushing is required and use of curry brush is advised during seasonal shedding.