Not to be confused with the Shiba Inu

Facts about Akitas Edit


The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called "Akita Ken" in Japan, "Akita Inu", or "Japanese Akita"; and an American strain, known as the "Akita" or "American Akita". The Japanese strain called the Akita Inu comes in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain known simply as the Akita comes in all dog colors. The Akita has a short double-coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long-coated dogs can be found in many litters due to a recessive gene.

Coat colors Edit

  • Brindle
  • Red fawn
  • Pinto
  • White
  • Red
  • Fawn
  • Sesame

Temperament Edit

Dignified, Courageous, Alert, Docile, Friendly, Responsive, Dignified, courageous, and profoundly loyal to their humans

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