Weight: 75 - 110 lbs.
Height: 24" - 28" "
Life Span: 10 - 12 years
Health Problems: Hyperthyroidism; pemphigus foliaceous
Origin: Ancient Japan
Also Known As: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita
Group: Northern Breed
Category: Companion Dog
The Akita needs moderate exercise.
Weekly brushing is required for your Akita.
The Akita is a bold, independent and stubborn breed.
Compatibility with Kids
Best when introduced to children as a puppy.
Named for the Akita province of Japan where this dog was used for hunting over 5,000 years ago.
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