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Size: Large

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

Exercise Needs

The Akita needs moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

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.

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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