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Akita Info

Akita Breed Information

Learn all about Akitas at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Akita, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Akita breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 24-28" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 3-12 pups
Group: Working Weight: 75-110 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Akita is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 75 lbs that can reach 110 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Akita breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Akita should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 12 puppies.

Akita Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Japan Easy to Train no
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent no Grooming Requirements daily
Barks minimal Dangerous yes

Akita Temperament

The Akita is a friendly and affectionate dog breed. Early socialization is a must to be assured that the Akita will not become aggressive.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, gastric torsion and eye problems

Akita Coat

The Akita has a double coat, the outer layer is short, while the inner layer is thick and soft

Akita Dog Colors

brindle, white, sesame, and red fawn

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Male Height 0-0" Female Height 0-0"
Male Weight 0-0 lbs Female Weight 60-70 lbs
Litter Size 1-4 pups Lifespan 10-14 years
Yard Needs Medium Yard Easy to Train
Guard Dog
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

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