The Akita is a large breed dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. Akita comes in selected colors red, fawn, white, brown.

Mature American type males measure typically 26–28 inches at the withers and weigh between 100–130. Mature females typically measure 24–26 inches and weigh between 70–100 lb. Their coat can be short or long. The Akita is a unique combination of dignity, courage, alertness, and devotion to its family. It is extraordinarily affectionate and loyal with family and friends, territorial about its property, and can be reserved with strangers.

The Akita also tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and sometimes deer. He is a fearless and loyal guardian of his family. The Akita does not back down from challenges and does not frighten easily. Yet he is also an affectionate, respectful, and amusing dog when properly trained and socialized.

„The Akita is courageous, a natural guardian of his family. Stubborn and willful, he won't back down from a challenge.“


Before buying an Akita, it is crucial to spend time researching how to train this particular breed. Akitas do not respond well to harsh training methods. If your training is respectful, the dog will in turn respect you.