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Akita Inu

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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Guarding, Hunting, Military work, Police work, Search & rescue, Sledding, Tracking, Watchdog

PHYSICAL  
Size: Large Weight: 75 – 120 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & White, Brown & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: About 10 to 12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
The Akita Inu breed is native to the island of Honshu in the region of Akita, is considered as a natural monument and a national treasure in Japan, is also one of the oldest dog breeds (recent DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the most primitive breeds of dog). Imperial, in appearance, the Akita inspires immediate respect. In the past, each noble houses kept a kennel of this large and mighty dog to hunt boar, bear and deer in the mountainous areas of Japan. The Akita Inu are the biggest of the Spitz-type breeds and is an impressive and powerful animal with an incomparable shape; a massive bear-like head, deep muzzle, small eyes, erect and triangular ears uniquely positioned and a large curled tail.

COLOR
Rich, brilliant and clear, the most common colors of the Akita coat are pure white, red, brindle, sesame and pinto.

COAT
The Akita is a thick double-coated, waterproof breed. The outer coat is straight, harsh, and stands out slightly from the bottom off the body. The under coat is soft, dense and shorter than outer coat.

PERSONALITY
The Akita is a first class guard dog renown for his loyalty and obedience to his owner, however this strong willed, instinctual and dominant breed is not a dog for everyone. The Akita is particularly aggressive to other dogs and animals, if teased, Akita's may bite, however most Akita tend to be docile, quiet and keep to themselves, but sometimes spontaneous. Careful and very affectionate he may tolerate and be good with children from his own family, but he may not accept children they don't know, also they are wary and aloof of strangers. It's a powerful, alert, responsive, intelligent, dignified and fearless dog.

CARE
The rough, stiff, short-haired coat needs moderate grooming. Bathe only when required as bathing removes the natural waterproofing of the coat. This breed sheds heavily twice a year, use a firm bristle brush. The Akita is subject to hip dysplasia and problems with the knee, immune diseases like VKH (uveodermatologic syndrome), hypothyroidism, allergic skin disease and possible congenital eye problems.

TRAINING
The Akita is not recommended for the owners who are easygoing and compliant, it is absolutely imperative that they know who their master is. They require a huge amount of attention and must receive socialization and obedience training from a very early age. These dogs tend to get bored quickly and are capable of ferocity, then training requires patience, kindness, fairness, and consistent leadership, Akita do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods.

ACTIVITY
The Akita need space and should not be confined, however he will do okay in an apartment if it is moderately but regularly exercised. Daily walks, occasional swimming (Akitas have webbed feet and are very good swimmers) and freedom to run in a large securely fenced yard is important for him to stay in shape. Be aware to avoid really active exercises until when there joins are fully grown, usually about three years old.

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AKITA INU DOGS FOR ADOPTION

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ADDIE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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MIKE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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ZOE (LUCKI)
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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THOR
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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ZENA
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER x AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
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LAMONE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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TULIP
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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ROSEBUD
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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HOPE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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ZUZU
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT CALIBER »
CALIBER
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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OLIVER
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT FLASH »
FLASH
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT OZZIE »
OZZIE
AKITA INU x AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT LEVI »
LEVI
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT BEASTY »
BEASTY
BOXITA
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT PRISCILLA »
PRISCILLA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT KODA »
KODA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT TOMATSU »
TOMATSU
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT SHELBY »
SHELBY
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT BACI »
BACI
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT KANE »
KANE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT HEATH »
HEATH
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT VANILLA »
VANILLA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT CALLIE »
CALLIE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT PAISLEY »
PAISLEY
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT KORA »
KORA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Young
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MORE ABOUT ZACHARY »
ZACHARY
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT SMOKEY »
SMOKEY
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT SASHIE »
SASHIE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT SAWYER »
SAWYER
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Young
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT BARE »
BARE
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT DR. ZEUS »
DR. ZEUS
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Baby
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MORE ABOUT RALEIGH »
RALEIGH
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Male
Age: Adult
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MORE ABOUT AKITA »
AKITA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
Adoption Fee: Ask shelter
MORE ABOUT VIENNA »
VIENNA
AKITA INU
Compatibility: N/A
Female
Age: Adult
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