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
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

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.

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