Large, powerful and alert, the Akita is a working breed that originated in Japan. Dignified and courageous, the Akita today is popular in the show ring and also participates in performance and therapy work.

 

  • Group: Working Group
  • Personality: Dignified, courageous, and profoundly loyal to their humans
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Not a hyper breed, but these big guys enjoy regular exercise
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: Not Recommended
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
  • Weight: 100-130 pounds (male), 70-100 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
  • Barking Level: Quiet

Dog Size: Large

Kid Friendly? Better with supervision

Genetic Dispositions: Medium Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Loyal / Stubborn