Japanese Akita Dog

Japanese Akita Dog

Japanese Akita Dog (Japanese: あきたいぬ/アキタイヌ) is a Japanese national dog and a family pet dog in Japan. Akita In is the largest fox breed in Japan, and this large fox dog is quite eye-catching even in countries where there are many fox breeds like Europe and the United States. In Japan, the Akita dog is a dog with national historical and cultural significance. It is a national dog. It is famous for its "Faithful Dog Hacking" and is the only large dog designated as a national natural monument in Japan. The dog is brave, sensitive, loyal and intelligent, and there are many stories about his loyalty. Akita Prefecture is the birthplace of the Akita Dog. The northern part of the area is mountainous and the winter is very cold. The Akita is a capable working dog and housekeeping dog. Villagers often take the dog to hunt wild boars and bears. The dog’s best skill is to help hunters find the prey that has been hit in the snow or in the water. the host.

Breed Information

Name: Japanese Akita
Sexuality: calm, docile, courageous
Origin: Japan
Easy to get sick: allergic dermatitis, sebaceous glands, canine herpes virus disease
Lifespan: 11-12 years
Price: around $4,500

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Japanese Akita Characteristics

Japanese Akita Dog is a pointed-mouthed dog, strong and strong, and loves sports very much. The overall appearance looks very strong, the figure is well-proportioned, and the temperament is also very good, the body structure is very compact, and the proportions are also very good. For Akita, females are longer than males, and male dogs are about 26 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder. The bitch is about 24 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder.

Japanese Akita Dog Characteristics

Akita's head is thick, but it is well proportioned to the body, without any wrinkles. When viewed from the top, the outline of the head is a blunt triangle. The eyes are dark brown, small, deep and triangular, with black rims. The nose is wide and black. The ears are triangular, with slightly rounded tips, wide at the base of the ears, and a wide distance between the bases of the ears. They stand strong and small. The lips are black and do not droop, the tongue is pink, and the teeth are strong.

The neck is strong and muscular and short, the body length is slightly larger than the height, the ribs are well expanded, and the chest muscles are well-developed. The shoulders are strong and powerful, the hindquarters are broad, muscular, and the bone mass is comparable to that of the forelimbs. The dewclaws of the forelimbs are not removed; the dewclaws of the hind limbs need to be removed. The tail is large and plump, and the base of the tail is high and rolled over the back.

Japanese Akita Personality

Japanese Akita Dog  are gentle and affectionate towards their owners, but are aggressive towards other animals. It is good at finding the prey shot down by the hunter in the snow or water and retrieving the prey. Because it is a large breed, it is relatively strong, so when you are a puppy, you should train it to follow the owner and not run around. After a long time, it will form a habit, and it can be restrained without a traction rope when it grows up.

Akita is very loyal to its owner. The film "Hachi" has a good interpretation of its good quality, and it is through this movie that many people have a good impression of Akita and make it in the pet world. Has a place in it.

Japanese Akita Care


The Akita should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior).Some breed experts recommend that Akitas aged 7 years and older be fed a “light” or less calorie-dense diet as a defense against possible onset of kidney disease.


Akitas tend to be clean and have little “doggy odor.” They don’t require extensive grooming, but their thick, luxurious double coat should be brushed at least once a week to look its best. Although Akitas shed only minimally most of the time, expect their dense undercoat to “blow” twice a year, where it will shed so profusely that it comes out in clumps all over your house. During this time it helps to brush the dog more frequently to get rid of the dead coat. The nails should also be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause pain and problems for the dog. Remember also to brush the dog’s teeth often to ensure dental health.


The Akita is generally not a highly active breed but does require moderate exercise. A jog or brisk walk around the block at least once a day can meet the needs of most individuals of the breed. Akitas also enjoy playing energetically. Although they are large dogs — males often weigh more than 100 pounds — with sufficient daily exercise Akitas can do well in a relatively small home. They are hardy dogs bred to withstand the harsh outdoor conditions of northern Japan, but they were bred as housedogs and guardians as well as hunters, and adapt very well to life in the home.


Akitas are very intelligent and loyal but also have an independent, headstrong nature. As large and very powerful dogs, it is vital that they are trained consistently, beginning in puppyhood. They are instinctive guardians, so it’s especially important that Akitas have early and extensive socialization when young. They must learn to accept a wide variety of strangers and not perceive them as a threat. Because of their independence and strong prey drive, they should never be off lead in an unsecured area. Akitas tend to be aggressive toward other dogs, particularly of the same sex, and extreme caution should be used in canine interactions.


Like many dogs, Akitas can experience bloat, a sudden, life-threatening condition where the stomach can twist without veterinary intervention. Bloat is a medical emergency, and Akita owners should learn to recognize the signs. Prospective owners should be sure to work with a reputable breeder who tests his or her breeding stock for health concerns such as eye and thyroid disorders, and hip dysplasia, a malformation of the hip joints that can cause pain and arthritis.

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