The largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds, the Akita is a powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive-looking dog. Strong and muscular with a flat, heavy head and short muzzle. The Akita is slightly longer than he is tall with a broad, deep chest and level back.
The Akita has a long history in Japan, and is considered to be one of the country's national treasures. They were companions and guards for the Shogun, the imperial leaders of the country. Akitas were bred for guard duty, hunting, and herding. They are best known for their ability to take down the Yezo bear. The Akita first arrived in the US in 1937 as a gift to Helen Keller.
Pure white, red, sesame and brindle.
The Akita is docile, but sometimes spontaneous. Careful and very affectionate with its family. Intelligent, courageous and fearless.
Barks If Necessary
The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors
Adaptability to apartment living
Good for novice owners
Tolerates being alone
Tolerates cold weather