Akita Puppies for Sale

Breed Information

Breed Group: Working
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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.
Weight
Male: 85-130; Female: 65-110 lbs
Height
Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
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any color, including white, pinto, or brindle
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Akita Puppies for Sale Expected Budget in 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Akita puppies for sale near me.

How much do Akita puppies for sale cost?

The cost for an Akita puppy for sale varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Before searching "Akita puppies for sale near me", review their average cost below.

The current median price for all Akitas for sale is $1,315.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Akita with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a Akita puppy for sale without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for an Akita puppy with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much an Akita with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for an Akita puppy with breeding rights or even Akitas for sale advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,500 upwards to $8,600 or even more for Akita puppies for sale with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Akitas for sale is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a Akita puppy near me?

Median Price: $1,315.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,500.00 to $8,600.00

*Data sourced from 9786 Akita puppies for sale across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Akita puppy for sale

When googling "Akita puppy for sale near me" it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Akitas true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Akita Puppy for Sale Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female Akita names for 2022 after analyzing 9786 Akita puppies for sale.
  • 1. Daisy
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Abby
  • 4. Bear
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Kuma
  • 7. Rex
  • 8. Apollo
  • 9. Tilly
  • 10. Harley
  • 11. Jack
  • 12. Max
  • 13. Tessa
  • 14. Twila
  • 15. Sasha
  • 16. Dutchess
  • 17. Star
  • 18. Tina
  • 19. Candy
  • 20. Dixie

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Featured Akita Puppy for Sale Breeder

Featured Breeder of Akitas with Puppies For Sale
My Faithful Friend
Member Since: August 2006
Location: St Joseph, Missouri
I have Akita puppies for sale! See My Profile
We strive to have happy healthy confirmation correct puppies for loving family homes. Our Akitas are very important to us and we spend a lot of time with them as well as the puppies that we produce. We believe a well socialized Akita starts with lots of socialization right from the start and is important for the new adoptive families to continue. Our lines have went on to produce Therapy/Service dogs and this is something we are very proud of---showing that we have good temperaments in our Akitas. As Therapy dogs are put through a series of tests to make sure that their personalities will do well in a hospital, nursing home or other situation. They must be in control when meeting with another dog, people, children, etc. Our puppies can leave us at 8 weeks of age and they will have had their first 2 vaccinations as well as being wormed every 2 weeks. There is Champion lineage in all of our Akitas. If we can assist you in your search for a loving family pet---give us a call at 660-564-2116 or visit us at our website: www.myfaithfulfriend.com

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Updated: 12/9/2022