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Japanese Akita

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Other Names
Akita Inu, Akita

Japan, 1600s?.
Akita's are the largest of all japanese breeds. They were originally developed for use as a fighting dog. And were also later used for Game hunting.

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Guard Dog, Companian , Security

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-12 years of age

Weight & Height
75 to 110 pounds & 18 to 26 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Hip & elbow dysplasia, thyroid problems, skin & eye conditions, Autoimmune disorders, degenerative myelopathy

Physical Description
Large, heavy, well balanced dog. It has trangular shaped head with powerful jaws. The eyes are small, dark and triangular.. The ears are small and naturally erect. The tail is long and is carried over the back.

This breed has a tendancy to show dominance with other dogs and should be handled carefully. Most seem even tempered & make for a good companian or watchdog. May not be the best dog to have with children or other animals. With patience , this breed can be easy train

Living Conditions
This breed will do ok in an apartment if given the required amount of daily exercise needed..

The akita requires daily brushing

Needs at least one hour of exercise each day. This breed may become over weight if not exercised.

Coat Texture
Double coated with a thick, soft undercoat and short, straight, harsh outer coat.

Coat Colors
The akita comes in a variety of colors

5-7 pups per litter.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
Akita Club of America


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