The Akita is a large, powerful dog with a thick coat and a strong build. From Japan, Akitas were used for hunting bears and other large game.
Akita Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


23-28 Inches


65-130 Lbs.


10-12 Years

Akita Information

The Akita is a large, powerful dog with a thick coat and a strong build. Originally from Japan, the Akita was used for hunting bears and other large game.

Today, the Akita is still used as a hunting dog in some parts of the world, but it is also popular as a companion animal. The Akita is an intelligent, loyal, and protective dog, and it is well-suited to life in a family home.

The Akita is a large dog, with males standing up to 28 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 26 inches tall.

Akita Exercise Needs

The Akita is a relatively active dog, and it needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. A daily walk or play session is a good way to meet the Akita’s exercise needs, and this can be supplemented with trips to the park or other off-leash areas.

Akita Training

The Akita is an intelligent dog, and it can be easily trained to perform a variety of tasks. The Akita is also a relatively easy dog to housebreak.

When training the Akita, it is important to use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise and treats. Akitas can be stubborn, so patience and consistency are key to success.

Akita Health Issues

The Akita is generally a healthy breed, but there are some health conditions to be aware of. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and allergies.

The Akita lifespan is 10-12 years.

Akita Grooming

The Akita has a thick, double coat that needs to be brushed regularly to prevent mats and tangles. The Akita sheds heavily twice a year, and during this time additional brushing may be necessary.

Breed Identification


Any Color, Including White, Pinto, Or Brindle



Breed Care


Once a week


More than an hour per day


Uveodermatologic Syndrome, Sebaceous Adenitis, Cruciate Ligament Injury, Pemphigus, Hip Dysplasia, Entropion

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