Choosing a pet of this breed, you should take into account the fact that Akita Inu is not just a beautiful dog, it is a real fighter, a hunter, a samurai with a wayward and strong-willed character.

  • Origin Japan, Growth 30 - 60 сm., Weight 20 - 50 kg.
  • Lifespan 10-15 years


Wool length



Mind and wit

Average cost

0 - 2351 $



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Name of the breed: Akita

Fit for allergics: No

For families with children: Yes

Difficulty of care: No

Dog guard: No

Guide-dog: Yes

Ability to train: Yes

Interesting Facts Curious facts about the breed

  1. In the war years, many breeds of dogs, with the exception of German shepherd dogs, succumbed to extermination. The owners, in order to save the lives of their pets, went to cross them with shepherd dogs. However, despite this fact, the breed was almost completely exterminated.
  2. The well-known dog Hachiko - is a representative of the Akita-inu breed. The story of this brave, loyal animal formed the basis of the film of the same name "Hachiko: The most loyal friend." Akita Inu called "Smile Dogs". Because of the particular structure of the mouth, it creates the feeling that the dog is literally smiling.


  3. In recent years, the popularity of the Akita Inu breed has increased significantly, which was the reason that in 2016 the number of registration of dogs of this breed abroad exceeded the figure in the home country of the breed - in Japan.
  4. In China, the ownership of Akita Inu is considered a sign of high affluence.
  5. After the tsunami that hit Japan in May 2011, the representative office of Russia provided assistance and support to the Japanese people. In 2012, as a thank you, Vladimir Putin received an Akita Inu puppy from Akita Norihis Satake. Dog called Yume.

“The Treasure of Japan” is what they like to call Akita Inu in its country of origin. Representatives of this breed are distinguished by pride and a penchant for domination, which is why its respect must be earned.

In relation to other dogs, Akita loves to show her leadership skills: she always and in everything wants to be first, requires decent respect for herself, sometimes even with the help of force. But despite all this, Akita Inu is a very cheerful, active, intelligent and courageous dog who will become a faithful companion to its owner.

Description Breed standard

Akita Inu is a hunting dog from the highlands of northern Japan. Due to this, representatives of the breed are distinguished by strong muscles and are perfectly folded. The head is like a bear - massive, with a distinct forehead and small erect ears, and the muzzle is short and flat.

Akita Inu is a tall dog (average height 60-68 cm) with an elongated body and a powerful chest. The back is straight.

The weight of representatives of the breed varies from 40 to 50 kg.

Akita Inu has a complex coat structure, which is represented by three separate layers: the upper one, for example, is the most rigid, straight; medium - shorter in length, but also hard; undercoat - soft, thick. It is wool that gives the maximum impression made by the breed. The hair of these dogs can be either long or short (both types are standard except for too long or too short hair).

With regard to color, everything is strictly and only five types of it are allowed.

  1. The black
  2. Absolutely white
  3. Brindle
  4. Sesame
  5. Red

For each of the coat colors, Urajiro (Urajiro) is obligatory, white colors are on the belly, chest, limbs and muzzle.

 Care Features of care, training, feeding

Akita Inu feels great in any territory: both in a big house and in a small apartment.
In the care they are unpretentious. It is possible to bathe 2-3 times a year, it is enough to comb the hair 1-2 times a week (during the molting period it should be increased to 3-4 times to help the animal to get rid of the unnecessary wool faster). Haircut is not required.

You should be prepared for the fact that it is recommended to start training from the age of 7-8 weeks due to the temperament of the dog.

The ideal Akita Inu diet is mixed. Do not forget that this breed was brought from Japan, and therefore it is necessary to make a diet with this fact in mind. In addition to the usual dry food must be present and natural products such as meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products, cheese, cereal. Meat and fish must be strictly cooked!

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