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Breed Group: Working
Akita

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Weight
Male: 85-130; Female: 65-110 lbs
Height
Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
Color(s)
any color, including white, pinto, or brindle
Overview
The Akita originated in Japan. Unchanged for centuries, this breed is considered the national dog of Japan and a natural monument. They were highly prized, revered, and only owned by nobility and aristocracy. They were used in various capacities such as Imperial guards, hunter of bear and boar, and waterfowl retrieving. They are the largest of the Spitz-type breeds. Today, the Akita is a faithful companion, therapy dog, and guard dog.
Character
Akitas are large, sturdy, and muscular. The paws are webbed which makes them excellent swimmers. They have a reserved manner and carry themselves with great dignity. They are powerful and alert, responsive and courageous. The Akita is a noble and dominating breed.
Temperament
The Akita is highly intelligent, fearless, and spontaneous. They thrive on human companionship. They are extremely loyal to their family and those they know, but are wary and aloof of strangers. They are exceedingly protective of their family, their territory, and of their food. They are particularly aggressive toward other dogs and pets. They will get along with older, very well behaved children within their family unit, but will not tolerate children they don't know. They make excellent guard dogs, although they are not excessive barkers. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. For this reason, they are not well suited for a two career family. They require an inordinate amount of attention. Akitas are not recommended for the novice dog owner, or owners who are placid and submissive.
Care
The Akita requires significant grooming with a firm bristle brush on a daily basis. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo to prevent stripping the coat of the natural oils. It is important to keep the hair on the bottom of the paws trimmed to preserve their characteristic of webbed feet. They are prone to hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, eye problems, and lupus.
Coat
The Akita is a double coat, waterproof breed. The outer coat is harsh, straight, and stands slightly off the body. The under coat is dense, soft, and close to the body. The hair on the head, legs, and ears is short, while the hair on the tail is long and profuse. They typically shed their coat twice a year. The Akita coat colors include pure white, red, sesame, and brindle.
Training
The Akita requires intensive and extensive socialization and obedience training. It is absolutely imperative that they know who their master is or they will take charge. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. They do best with patience, kindness, firmness, fairness, and consistency. Akitas typically prefer to be clean and is easier to housetrain than many other breeds.
Activity
The Akita does not require an over-abundance of exercise. They are moderately active indoors. They enjoy play sessions with their family or other family activities. However, they will become bored and destructive if left alone for extended periods of time either inside or outside. They enjoy a daily walk, but it is vitally important they are very securely leashed and kept from encountering other dogs. They are not well suited for apartment dwellings and do best in a home with a large securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Akita puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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MARIAH AKITAS
Member Since: January 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Anonymous asked:

2/26/2014 11:49:19 PM

2/26/2014 11:49:19 PM

Unpredictable behavior in Akita I have an 8-year old neutered male Akita who has bit two people in the past six months without any warning. Both were women, guests in my home who, fortunately love animals and blamed themselves. I have young grandkids - 3 months to 6 years old who he seems to tolerate okay. He does bark and warns us when they are getting in his space if we don't happen to notice it. I would hate to have anything happen. Any suggestions? I would prefer to give him to someone who has less activity and no young children rather than put him down but don't want to take a chance on someone being maimed or worse. He has been a good dog up until the past few months.

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Anonymous

Akitas are actually known for being aggressive. Your best bet is strong training, maybe talk to a professional trainer and get some tips. Akitas are actually on a lot of Not Allowed Dog lists for home owners insurances due to their aggression problems. There may be a reason why he is stressing out or something, maybe something in the house has changed or something has happened to him a few months ago to trigger this behavior. Either way, talk to a specialist in an effort to prevent something horrible from happening.
4/8/2014 12:39:02 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/3/2014 2:58:45 PM

1/3/2014 2:58:45 PM

Was it Helen Keller who brought the first Akita to the United States? Was Helen Keller the first person to bring an Akita to the US?

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Anonymous

Yes, a very interesting story. http://www.natural-akita.com/JPTeez/html/helen_keller.html
1/30/2014 12:31:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/27/2013 5:12:52 PM

10/27/2013 5:12:52 PM

do huskys shed a lot do husky s shed alot?

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Anonymous

The Siberian, Seppala and other member's of the Husky breed do shed a lot, yes. But shedding will be more with bad quality food and poor grooming by the owner.
7/9/2014 12:18:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/10/2013 1:31:43 PM

3/10/2013 1:31:43 PM

what is the best way to breed my Akita? I have a female and she is not really into the male the dogs are always fighting and biting at every other is that normal?

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Anonymous

No, that is not normal. If you do not know what you are doing, you could seriously injure your dog, or the male. You need to find a reputable breeder and study under them. I suggest spaying your female, as she has aggression issues that should NOT be passed onto the next generation. Unless your dog is of impeccable standards and temperament, then the dog should not be bred.
7/9/2014 12:19:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/6/2013 4:28:11 PM

3/6/2013 4:28:11 PM

what is the life expectancy of an Akita?

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Anonymous

Akitas live for approximately 11 to 12 years on average.
5/27/2013 4:02:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 3:33:36 PM

2/28/2013 3:33:36 PM

My whita Akita puppy we got is starting to get brown dots on his ears.is that normal. Deaf too We got him at 8 weeks old, and two days after noticed he was deaf. Now he's 12 weeks and his ears are getting brown dots. Will his ears become all brown?

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Anonymous

Coloration can change in the Akita breed as a puppy, so that is normal. Deafness, however, is not common in the breed. Although the white gene is known to cause deafness. Contact your breeder, they should give you half of your purchase price back and be checking on other puppies. They should also be spaying and or neutering the dam/sire if they are producing deaf puppies. Take your pup to the vet as well and do a hearing test to confirm full on deafness.
7/9/2014 12:21:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/25/2013 1:24:26 PM

2/25/2013 1:24:26 PM

how can you tell the age of an akita she is a rather big dog, and she was given to me by a friend and im unsure of the age, no paperwork was involved and she is about 25 lbs.

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Anonymous

Akitas are big dogs as adults. Vets are able tell age by a dog's teeth. A 25 pound akita is a very young dog.
12/14/2013 7:42:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 6:26:45 PM

2/21/2013 6:26:45 PM

how big should a female akita be at 12 weeks

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Anonymous

Contacting your breeding and talking to your vet is the best thing to do if you are worried about the size of your puppy.
7/9/2014 12:22:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/8/2013 6:21:36 PM

2/8/2013 6:21:36 PM

why is it that my akita don't like other dogs only people

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Anonymous

My Akita's the same way? I had two others family only kinda dogs. Very protective of owners is my guess they keep us from harm from some people and all animals.:)
3/16/2013 7:44:33 AM

Anonymous

akitas are known for being loyal and protective of their immediate family. Most Akitass are known to be dog aggressive by nature due to such trait being bred in them since the beginings of time in Japan, country of origin. Selected ethical and reputable breeders try to breed away from the dog aggression trait without compromising the soundness, great people temperament, and health of the breed. Please use caution as your dog don't know any better but to protect you.
4/10/2013 9:36:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/7/2013 4:10:55 PM

2/7/2013 4:10:55 PM

Bathroom How many times a day does a 16 month old Akita need to go to the bathroom?

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Anonymous

You should be doing the 2 hour rule. As every 2 hours, you take your puppy out to use the bathroom during the day. And every 4 hours at night. Crating your puppy when you can not have your pup attached to you by leash will stop your pup from wandering off to use the bathroom without you knowing. Watch your pup at all time and if your pup whines, sniffs the floor, or circles, it's time to take him/her out to pee/poop.
7/9/2014 12:24:15 PM

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Updated: 12/19/2014