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The Akita is part of the Working, Northern group. The Akita is a dog with Above Average problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Akita is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Protection, Watch Dog The Akita lifestyle is Prefers a colder climate, outside dog

The Akita is susceptible to hip dysplasia, gastric torsion and eye problems. It is important that when contacting a Akita breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Akita from a petstore which commonly are known to support Akita puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Akita health issues. The AKC, UKC, CKC, FCI, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Akita breed standard.

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Group:  Working, Northern
Shoulder Height: 24.00 in - 26.25 in
Weight: 75-110 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: High
Suitability for kids: Fair
Registries: AKC, UKC, CKC, FCI, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: Origion is Akita prefecture in northern Japan, developed about 300 years ago as fighting dogs, as well as for hunting deer and boar. Now used as police and guard dogs.

Character: Good hunting and watch dogs. Very quiet.

Temperment: Prefer not to have any other dogs around, and must become used to other pets as a puppy. They can get along with children, as long as they are left alone. Not friendly with strangers.

Coat: Straight and coarse hair with a soft and dense undercoat. Allowed colors for breed are white, red and streaked.

Care Groom with a metal-toothed comb when the dog sheds (twice per year).

Colour: All colors allowed

Comments: Smart and stubborn. Need to be socialized early. Require consistent training. Watchful, but quiet.

Purposes: Protection, Watch Dog

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