Large, powerful and alert,Akitas are 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 breeds thick double coat can be any color including white, brindle or pinto. An Akita trademark is the plush tail that curls over his back.
One of seven breeds designated as a national monument in its native Japan, the Akita has been used as a versatile hunting dog there for many years. There is even a spiritual significance attached to the breed when a child is born in Japan, the family will receive a puppy as a statue signifying health, happiness, and long life. The Akita first arrived in the United States when Helen Keller brought one over in 1937.
Although known to be a quiet dog (they are known as the “Silent Hunter” in Japan), the Akita has strong guarding instincts and will sound the alarm if an intruder breaks into their house. Their temperament can range from calm to bouncy and aggressive, so the breed should always be supervised around small children and other animals. They like to be “pack leader,” so obedience training is also necessary for a harmonious household. The breed will groom itself like a cat, but daily brushing is still necessary, as is daily exercise.
Working Group; AKC recognized in 1972.
Ranging in size from 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder.
Bear hunter; guard dog.
Apartment is ok if walked regularly.
Thrives in large yard.
Brush frequently with firm brush.
Heavy shed 2X/year.
Bathe only when necessary.
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