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    Akita Characteristics

    Breed Name
    Size
    Large
    Energy
    Moderate
    Weight
    70-130 lbs
    Coat
    Straight harsh top coat; soft dense undercoat

    About Akitas

    Akitas were brought to the United States from Japan in the 1930s by Helen Keller. These beautiful, athletic dogs are intensely loyal and protective of their families. They have tightly curled tails, pricked ears and soft, double-coated fur, and come in three color patterns (solid, brindle and pinto). Akitas are large, strong, intelligent, and friendly with children. Their personalities are playful and affectionate. Akitas make wonderful pets and thrive on human companionship and attention.

    Prince Charming

    Prince Charming

    • Male

      Gender

    • 5 weeks

      Age

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    Electra

    Electra

    • Female

      Gender

    • 18 weeks

      Age

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    Valentine

    Valentine

    • Male

      Gender

    • 5 weeks

      Age

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    Arrow

    Arrow

    • Male

      Gender

    • 5 weeks

      Age

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    Did You Know?

    The most famous Akita was a dog named Hachiko, who waited nine years in a Japanese train station for his owner who had died suddenly, to come home from work. A film called "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" was created in the dog's honor.

    Origin of the Akita

    This breed is thought to have come from the province of Akita in Northern Japan, for which it is also named. The Akita's recorded existence dates back to the 1600's, when the breed was prized as a hunter and royal companion.

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