The Japanese Akita is the largest of the Japanese Spitz breeds as it can grow to 24″ to 26″ (61 to 66) tall and weigh between 75 to 120 pound (34 to 54kg). It has a double coat which is waterproof. The outer coat is harsh whereas the undercoat is thick but soft. They come in a variety of colours including pure white, red, sesame, brindle and fawn. Only bathe an Akita if absolutely necessary as it can take out the natural oils in the coat that makes it waterproof.
The Akita can adapt to apartment living if exercised regularly, although is best suited to a house with a large garden, but even with a large garden it will still need to be exercised daily.
The Akita responds best to a firm and confident owner as he can be very headstrong and aggressive to other animals. It is best to start socialising and training them from an early age, although they will still need to be supervised with other family pets and children.
All Dogs4Us Japanese Akita puppies come with a six month guarantee and are temporary vaccinated, wormed and microchipped for identification. Please call us prior to visiting should you be interested in buying a Japanese Akita, so we can check availability.
To find out more about Japanese Akitas and to check availability contact us at Dogs4Us.