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Akita

The Akita breed originated in Japan and was used as guard dogs and hunters. Dog fighting became very popular and so this breed was used for that intention. The Akita was then to be preserved back to the original breed, not bred to fight. Hellen Keller brought the first Akita over to the US in 1937.
The Akita was first registered by the AKC in 1972 and was grouped as Working.

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Weight: 70 - 130 lbs
  • Height: 23 - 28 inches
  • Color: The Akita colors are brindle, piebald, white, black & fawn.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

The Akita is an affectionate dog with their families but a bit leery of strangers. They are intelligent, devoted and easy going. They are laid back for the most part but make excellent guard dogs. This breed is very good with children, making them a good family pet.

The Akita life expectancy is between 10 - 12 years. Some health concerns to look for in this breed are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Elbow Dysplasia
• Eye Conditions such as Cataracts & PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)

Coat:

Their undercoat is soft and dense, while the outer coat is rough & straight.

Coat Color:
The Akita colors are brindle, piebald, white, black & fawn.

Coat Care:

Their coat is best when brushed on a daily basis. They shed heavily twice a year. Bathe only when necessary.

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Starlight

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Sweetie

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Cassy

$600

Gender: Female
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Darling

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Gender: Female
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Diamond

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Carmel

$600

Gender: Female
Breed: Akita
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Tyson

$595

Gender: Male
Breed: Akita
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Dallas

$595

Gender: Male
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Trinity

$550

Gender: Female
Breed: Akita
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Dexter

$595

Gender: Male
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Twila

$550

Gender: Female
Breed: Akita
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Dunkin

$595

Gender: Male
Breed: Akita
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Tootsie

$550

Gender: Female
Breed: Akita
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Duffy

$595

Gender: Female
Breed: Akita
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