- 12 Weeks
- 15.00 (in)
Akita puppies are affectionate and a loyal family member. Happy to be an only dog and can be aggressive toward other dogs outside the family. The large size of the Akita can make him difficult to control and so is not a breed suitable for everyone.
Size: Males stand 26 to 28 inches and weigh 85 to 130 pounds. Females stand 24 to 26 inches and weigh 70 to 110 pounds
Personality: The Akita is a bold and willful dog, naturally wary of strangers but extremely loyal to his family. He is alert, intelligent, and courageous.
Temperament: The Akita's strong personality can be overwhelming. He is not the dog for a first-time owner, and he is not for the timid. He needs an owner who can provide firm, loving discipline. Activity is essential for this active breed. He needs plenty of exercise to keep him from becoming bored and, in turn, destructive.
Activity Requirements:The Akita is happiest and does best when living inside with his family. This breed is not hyper, but he does need daily exercise. Thirty minutes to an hour a day is sufficient for an Akita; brisk walks, jogging (for an adult dog over two years of age), and romping in the yard are favorite activities.
Behavioral Traits: The Akita is not a good choice for first-time dog owners.
Visits to a dog park are probably not a good idea, given the Akita's aggressive tendency toward other dogs. Due to this breed's high intelligence, a varied routine is best. What you don't want is a bored Akita. That leads to such behavior problems as barking, digging, chewing, and aggression. Include the Akita with family activities, and don't leave him alone for long periods at a time.
Diet: Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day Note: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level.
Keeping this all in mind, general guidelines are as follows:
2 to 4 lbs. 1/3 to 1/2 cups per day.
5 to 8 lbs. 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
8 to 10 lb. adult = 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
10 to 12 lb. adult = 3/4 to 1 cup per day.
13 to 16 lb. adult = 1 to 1 and 1/4 cups per day.
Trainability: Training the willful Akita can be challenging and requires understanding, experience, and patience. It's best to work with a trainer familiar with the breed, but be sure to do the training yourself.
Colors: There are many different colors and color combinations in the American Akita, including White, Brindle, Fawn, Red Fawn, Pinto, Red, Sesame.
History: The Akita is named for the province of Akita in northern Japan, where he is believed to have originated. The Akita's known existence goes back to the 1600s, when the breed guarded Japanese royalty and was used for hunting fowl and large game (including bears).
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called "Akita Ken" in Japan, and the American Akita commonly referred to as "Akita".
Life span: 10 – 15 years
Temperament: Docile, Composed, Responsive, Dignified, Alert, Faithful, Receptive, Friendly, Courageous
Weight: 75–110 lbs (34–50 kg)
Height: 23–25 inches (58–64 cm)
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- 12 Weeks
- 15.00 (in)