Dog breeds / American Akita

Overview

Other names Akita ken, Japanese Akita, American Akita, Great Japanese Dog (Obsolete)
Coat Double coat
Colors All sable colors usually with black mask and pinto markings

The Akita is a gentle, smart, and fearless breed. Although American Akitas have these traits, they can also be well mannered and very affectionate with their family.

They do however need a firm, confident, and consistent pack leader. Without it, the Akita will be very willful, and can become aggressive to other dogs and small animals. To prevent this, it needs firm training while it is still a puppy. If done right, you will be the master in your American Akita’s eyes, and it will be a very calm, and obedient dog. You must be dominant in the eyes of the Akita in order for your relationship to be a success.

They are excellent guard dogs. It vocalizes with a lot of sounds, but is not much of a barker. In Japan mothers used to leave their children alone at home in the company of an Akita. They are very loyal, and thrive on firm leadership from their owners. While they are good with kids, they should still be supervised around children and other house pets. However without training and learning it is beneath his owners and humans, it may not take kindly to teasing or playing from children – and can bite. Obedience training requires patience, because these dogs get bored very easily. The Akita is a gentle, smart, and fearless breed. Although American Akitas have these traits, they can also be well mannered and very affectionate with their family.

They do however need a firm, confident, and consistent pack leader. Without it, the Akita will be very willful, and can become aggressive to other dogs and small animals. To prevent this, it needs firm training while it is still a puppy. If done right, you will be the master in your American Akita’s eyes, and it will be a very calm, and obedient dog. You must be dominant in the eyes of the Akita in order for your relationship to be a success.

They are excellent guard dogs. It vocalizes with a lot of sounds, but is not much of a barker. In Japan mothers used to leave their children alone at home in the company of an Akita. They are very loyal, and thrive on firm leadership from their owners. While they are good with kids, they should still be supervised around children and other house pets. However without training and learning it is beneath his owners and humans, it may not take kindly to teasing or playing from children – and can bite. Obedience training requires patience, because these dogs get bored very easily.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Japan
Height male 25-28″
Height female 23-26″
Weight male 85-130 lbs
Weight female 65-110 lbs
Popularity rank ? 45
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 54
Shedding ?
Grooming Low maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs Medium
Playfulness Moderately playful
Affection level Moderately affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Very protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Low tolerance
Life span 10 – 12 years

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