Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Willful
  • Overview

  • The Akita Inu, commonly known as the Akita is one of the most interesting dog breeds you are likely to encounter. Powerful, independent and keenly beautiful, the Akita is one of the truest dog breeds in the world, only barley removed from the wolf.

    The breeds history is inseparable from its identity. Akitas are famous for the ancient Japanese lineage, where they venerated as family protectors and as symbols of good health, and long and happy life.

    Originally bred for guarding royalty in feudal Japan Akitas are large, powerful and regal in appearance. Akitas are keenly intelligent, and possess the stubborn fortitude of the wolf. Rarely seen backing down from a confrontation, Akitas have been known to track down and confront deer, wolves, and even bears.

    Akitas are fastidiously loyal and grow quite attached to their families. Akitas do not appreciate the company of other dogs of the same sex, and may not be the best breed choice for first time dog owners. However, if you and your family are up to the challenge of owning an Akita, then you are sure to be superbly pleased for your efforts.

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