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Size: Large

Weight: 70-100 (female) 100-130 (male)

Height: 24"-26" (female) 26"-28" (male)

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Health Problems: Hyperthyroidism; pemphigus foliaceous

Origin: Ancient Japan

Also Known As: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita

Group: Working

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Akita needs moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Weekly brushing is required for your Akita. During their shedding season it is recommended to brush their hair more frequently to get rid of any excess hair to maintain the healthy looking coat.


The Akita is a bold, independent and stubborn breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with Childern. Recommend to be supervised around young childern. 


Named for the Akita province of Japan where this dog was used for hunting over 5,000 years ago.

Dog Food for Your Akita

Large Breed Puppy 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large Breed Adult 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

Breakthrough superfood joint health formula for dogs

BreakThru® Joint Health Formula

Provides beneficial hip and joint support.

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