Akita Breed

About the Breed

 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. The breed's thick double coat can be any color including white, brindle or pinto. An Akita trademark is the plush tail that curls over his back. Standard by AKC

Traits

 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 

Additional Info on the breed

 THE MOST FAMOUS AKITA OF ALL TIME WAS NAMED HACHIKO, A DOG THAT WAITED AROUND FOR 9 YEARS IN A JAPANESE TRAIN STATION FOR HIS MASTER (WHO HAD DIED UNEXPECTEDLY) TO COME HOME FROM WORK. RICHARD GERE STARS IN HOLLYWOOD’S VERSION OF THE STORY, “HACHI: A DOG’S TALE.” 

No Akita puppies at this time

Up coming litter from Michelle due in 6 weeks