Akita

 

Origin:

 

The Akita has a long history in Japan, and is considered to be one of the country’s national treasures. They were companions and guards for the Shogun, the imperial leaders of the country. Akitas were bred for guard duty, hunting, and herding. They are best known for their ability to take down the Yezo bear. The Akita first arrived in the US in 1937 as a gift to Helen Keller.

History

The largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds, the Akita is a powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive-looking dog. Strong and muscular with a flat, heavy head and short muzzle. The Akita is slightly longer than he is tall with a broad, deep chest and level back.

Color

Pure white, red, sesame and brindle.

  • Lifespan:

    10-12 years
  • Shedding:

    seasonal
  • Coat Length:

    medium
  • Grooming:

    low
  • Size:

    l
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    The Akita is docile, but sometimes spontaneous. Careful and very affectionate with its family. Intelligent, courageous and fearless.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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