Akita
Akita
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 26 to 28 inches at the withers, Females - 24 to 26 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 75 to 130 pounds, Females – 70 to 100 pounds
Coat
Puffy double coat
Color
Any color including white, brindle or pinto
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Rally, Obedience

Developed in the mountains of Japan, the Akita originally was used to hunt bear, elk and boar. The breed can have an aggressive temperament, requiring supervision around small children and other animals. The Akita has a distinctive thick, double coat and plush tail that curls over his back. Although a fastidious groomer like a cat, he still needs daily brushing. Active and energetic, this breed should be exercised daily.

Did you know?

Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita to the U.S., having received a puppy from the Ministry of Education during a visit to Japan in 1937.

Training Akitas

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