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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.

      Petunia

      Petunia

      • Female

        Gender

      • 10 weeks

        Age

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      Sam

      Sam

      • Male

        Gender

      • 10 weeks

        Age

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      Mercy

      Mercy

      • Female

        Gender

      • 11 weeks

        Age

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      Juky

      Juky

      • Male

        Gender

      • 10 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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