Akita Inu

The Akita Inu or also called the Japanese akita is a breed from Japan, Asia, and in their native country is considered a national treasure. It has also become the object of veneration as a symbol of good health, prosperity and good fortune. In his honor, and thanks to the history of Hachiko, was given to this wonderful race a national monument .

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It is common that at the birth of a baby in the family or before a disease of a relative offers himself a small statue of an akita inu. This dog belongs to the natural spitz family for more than 3,000 years.

  • Asia
  • Japan
 FCI Classification
  • Grupo V
 Physical characteristics
  • 15-35
  • 35-45
  • 45-55
  • 55-70
  • 70-80
  • More than 80
 Adult weight
  • 1-3
  • 3-10
  • 10-25
  • 25-45
  • 45-100
 Hope of life
  • 8-10
  • 10-12
  • 12-14
  • 15-20
 Recommended physical activity
  • Low
  • Average
  • High
 I love it!
  • Muzzle
  • Harness
 Recommended weather
 Type of hair

Physical appearance

The Akita Inu is a large dog. He has a big, hairy head, and a strong muscular body. Both the ears and the eyes appear to have triangular shapes. It has a deep chest and tail, like a singular and rounded form that slides over its back.

The colors of Japanese akita are white, golden, beige and brindle. It has two layers of hair, spongy and volomuso. Measures between 61 and 67 centimeters, variable according to the specimen and the genus. As for the weight, can reach up to 50 kg.

Character of Akita Inu

It has a very reserved and timid character , they are calm most of the day, adopting a calm attitude even in moments of stress. The dog’s serenity is palpable. It is a very balanced dog breed, docile and well-rested. The loyalty it offers to its owner is the strongest and most well-known characteristic of this breed.

Although he is very suspicious of strangers, it is a dog that will not attack without reason, only in the face of provocation and aggressive appeals. He’s an excellent watchdog .


As for the subject of diseases , the most common are usually dysplasia of the coxofemoral, pathologies of the immune system, of knees and dysfunction of the thyroid glands.

Care of Akita Inu

It supports the weather without difficulty. Still, due to its dense hair it is advisable to be brushed daily and with special attention in times of hair change. In addition, you should know that if your diet is deficient this will influence the beauty and health of your coat, which can be impoverished and not shiny.

Akita Inu is a dog that needs a medium / high dose of exercise every day. You should walk him at least twice a day trying to run or do some kind of extra activity. It is also important to note that the Akita Inu can adapt to both a house and an apartment, where it will be equally happy.


Interaction with other dogs is complicated, the Akita Inu is a dominant dog and although it does not search for confrontations will create enemies for life if challenged. Since pup it is very important to socialize it with all kind of breeds of dogs and other animals so that it does not come to have problems in the adult step where it can become more violent. is a dog that requires an expert dog owner, who knows how to impose his authority and most important, if he knows how to use positive reinforcement .

The small children , especially the house, are very dear by the Akita Inu, who will not hesitate to protect them before any threat. He is patient with them especially if he knows them. You will find in some sites differences of opinion about the behavior of Akita with children, and as such it is important that you know that Akita Inu is a very special breed that will need an experienced owner and the main one: to give it a proper education.

It is a dog with a lot of strength and a very marked character that will try to challenge the weakest people to be the leader of the hierarchy, that is why we recommend that people who have children and doubt their abilities as owners, later to read this form, opt for another race that may be more docile. If on the contrary, it believes that it has ability to control the impulses of the Akita Inu do not doubt in having one. Your loyalty and intelligence are incredible!

Education of Akita Inu

The Akita Inu is a very intelligent dog that requires an owner with strong personality. If they do not see a correct attitude in their owner, the dog tends to take reyes by imposing their own rules. He will not follow you if you do not consider him a worthy leader, so you should never give in to your demands . In Japan it is considered an honor, a privilege and a demonstration of nobility to educate an Akita Inu.

For various reasons, experts in this race advise mental stimulation by teaching tricks, advanced obedience and the identification of various objects. You will be amazed at their capabilities. In addition, you can also stimulate physically with activities like Agility. All activities you have with Akita Inu should have a time limit of maximum 1 hour daily, otherwise the dog will get bored and lose concentration.


  • Akita Inu and his loyalty became famous on the big screen with the film Always by his side, Hachiko in the year 2009 (with Richard Fere). It is a remake of a Japanese film that tells the story of a dog that every day waited for its owner, a teacher, at the station after work. After the death of its owner, the dog kept waiting for its owner every day for 10 years in the same station, always in the hope of finding it again.
  • Several people observed Hachiko’s behavior at the Tokyo station in 1925 and began to offer him food and care. Years later the whole city already knew its history and the authorities erected in 1935 a statue in its honor , being the own Hachiko present.
    Emily Harris

    Hi Guys, Girls, and Cats:-pI am Emily Harris, and you can see in above pic. She loves me I swear. I saved her from a dumpster a few weeks back.

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