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Large, powerful and alert, the Akita is a working breed that originated in Japan. Dignified and courageous, the Akita today is popular in the show ring and also participates in performance and therapy work. The breeds thick double coat can be any color including white, brindle or pinto. An Akita trademark is the plush tail that curls over his back.Akita Inu is an excellent guard Dogs and can be quiet protective when it comes to guarding his or her own family. They have a double layer coat, that helped them to survive the cold and harsh winters of the upper reaches of Japan and there robust body helps them to easily scale the snow covered mountains. This will not be the right breed to keep in warmer places.
NameAkitaOther Names Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American AkitaDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin JapanBreed Group Working (AKC:1972)Herding (UKC:1980)Size LargeLife span 10-14 yearsTemperament AlertDocileFriendlyCourageousDignifiedIntelligentResponsiveType PurebredHeight Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)Weight Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg)Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)Colors FawnRed BlackWhiteLitter Size 3-12 puppiesPuppy Price Average $800 - $1200 USD