The Akita is a large breed of dog with a noble and intimidating presence, originated in the mountainous regions of northern Japan. They were good as a guard dog for the royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. They were also used to tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and deer. In all countries except the United States, Akita considered has two separate varieties, the Akita Inu or Japanese Akita which is a Japanese strain that comes in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed., and an Akita or American Akita which is an American strain that comes in all dog colors.
Akita belongs to a spitz breed of dog that has a thick and often white fur, and pointed ears and muzzles that are good for cold weather adaptations. The tail often curls over the dog’s back or droops. The Akita or American Akita weigh around 45 to 59 kg. and height is around 26 to 28 inches for males and 32 to 45 kg. and height around 24 to 26 inches for females, while the Akita Inu or Japanese Akita is a little smaller and lighter than American Akita. They were considered as a large, powerful dog.
The Akita has a large, bear-like head with erect, triangular ears set at a slight angle following the arch of the neck. The eyes are small, dark, deeply set and triangular in shape. Their tails are carried over the top of the back in a gentle or double curl down the loin. They have double-coat, with the undercoat being very dense and plush and the topcoat is short, the standard allows all colors of dog breed for the American Akita including black, white, chocolate, a combination of color and white, or brindle, for the Japanese Akita the standard color restricted only to red, fawn, sesame, brindle, pure white, all with Urajiro markings (the common Shiba Inu coloring pattern) whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body, and tail and on the inside of the legs.
Like other breeds of dogs, it is recommended to brush their fur daily. It is better to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft and smell good. It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Akita is very affectionate to its family member, they are faithful, loyal, fearless and lovely but tends to be stubborn, powerful, independent and dominant, they are commonly aloof with strangers, and generally seen as territorial about its property that makes them good as a watchdog, they do not back down from challenges and does not frighten easily.
It is important for the Akita to have early socialization because they tend to take a socially dominant role with other dogs, with early socialization they can be good to other animals in the house, they are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children itself.
Akita has an average life span of 10 to 15 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
|Allergies||It is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.|
|Retinal Dysplasia||It can reduce the vision of your dog’s eye and is usually a genetically inherited condition. This condition does not cause your pet any pain.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
How much is Akita?
First, look for a legit seller or breeder of Akita.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $750 – $2000 to Akita puppy.
The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…