The brave Akita, which was developed in the highlands of Japan, is fiercely devoted to and protective of his family.
The Akita needs a few lengthy walks or jogs, as well as some playtime, each day because he is a reasonably active and enthusiastic dog. Even though he is devoted to and loves his family, the Akita is wary of outsiders. This can make him a good guard dog, but without the right socialisation and training, his suspicions could turn violent.
Akitas enjoy interacting with people and will be funny with their family. They are frequently intolerant of other animals and young children who don’t respect boundaries.
The Akita is a huge breed with an imposing head and powerful physique. The bushy tail that curls over his back supports the upright ears on the large head.
10 to 13 years
The Akita can come in a wide variety of hues, masks, and markings.
Although Akitas can groom themselves, their thick, double coats still need to be brushed once a week. They hardly ever shed, but the thick undercoat does so twice a year. During these times, you should brush them more regularly to get rid of the loose hair.
Like other large-sized dogs, an Akita is more likely to gain weight and be more likely to bloat.
You should also keep an eye out for hip dysplasia, thyroid diseases, and eye issues. To produce a breed that is generally healthier, responsible breeders test for these problems.
The early 17th century is when the Akita’s ancestors first appeared. A contest to develop a versatile hunting dog was organised in the northern Japanese prefecture that gives the breed its name. With time, huge game like wild boar, elk, and even bears were hunted with the Akita.
Members of the Imperial family and their court used to be the only people who could own these formidable hunters. Over the course of the breed’s lengthy history, it came close to extinction multiple times. To assist assure the Akita’s survival, a national breed club was eventually established in Japan.
These pups were carried back to the United States by American soldiers after World War II. But the American Kennel Club did not officially recognise the breed until 1972. (AKC).