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Akita Inu dogs (Japanese) Information and Pictures, Akitas

July 9, 2014 – 08:51 pm

Facts About Akitas


AH-ki-ta (proper Japanese pronunciation, with the emphasis placed on the first syllable)
a-KEE-ta Inu (preferred pronunciation in the West)


The largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds, the Akita, pronounced a-KEE-ta, is a powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive looking dog. Strong and muscular with a flat, heavy head and strong, short muzzle, the Akita has a deep, broad chest and a level back. The dog is slightly longer than he is tall. The head is triangular shaped, broad and blunt. The stop, which is the transition area from the backskull to the muzzle, is well-defined. A shallow furrow extends well up the forehead. The ears are small and erect, carried forward and in line with the neck. The dark brown eyes are small and triangular in shape. The nose is broad and black. Brown is permitted on white Akitas, but black is preferred. The lips are black and the tongue is pink. The teeth are strong and should meet in a scissors or level bite (scissors is preferred by most breeders). The tail is plush and carried over the dog's back. The webbed feet are cat-like. The Akita is double coated. The outer coat is harsh and waterproof. The undercoat is thick and soft, providing nice insulation for the dog in cold weather. Coat colors are pure white, red, sesame, brindle and fawn. The colors should be without clear borders. A black mask is forbidden.


The Akita is docile, intelligent, courageous and fearless. Careful and very affectionate with its family. Sometimes spontaneous, it needs a firm, confident, consistent pack leader. Without it the dog will be very willful and may become very aggressive toward other dogs and animals. It needs firm training as a puppy. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success. If the dog is allowed to believe he is the leader over the humans he may become very food-possessive as he tells the humans to wait their turn. He eats first. The Akita Inu is a first-class guard dog. Japanese mothers would often leave their children in the family Akita's care. They are extremely faithful and thrive on firm leadership from their handlers. It should definitely be supervised with other household pets and children. Although the breed may tolerate and be good with children from his own family, if you do not teach this dog he is below all humans in the pack order he may not accept other children...


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We just a got a8 week old border collie puppy 2 weeks ago....we were told they were purebred (no papers) but they were free....the puppy we got is all white but black on her faice and then a black ring around her tail.
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Sorry this might be a tad bit long.
My husband and I are thinking about getting a puppy here in the near future. We would like it young so we could teach it and take care of it ourselves.
I looked up certain breeds we are interested in and I have researched each individually, but of course I would like to know what others think of them.
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If you had/have any of these, what would you say were their best qualities? And what were some difficulties that you might of had.
Like I said I have looked them up

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  • Avatar Chelsea Where can I find Akita x German Shepherd puppy?
    Aug 03, 2010 by Chelsea | Posted in Dogs

    I am looking for an Akita x German Shepherd puppy (preferably pick of the litter) from London or other areas close by.
    I am an experienced dog owner therefore DO NOT leave comments of your unwanted opinions (e.g. how this is irresponsible)
    I won't even bother to glance at such 'answers', so in other words do not waste your time.

    • Perhaps if you were to explain why you wanted that particular cross, we'd be better able to help you. I'm not aware of any reason why anybody would deliberately cross those two breeds, so you're probably reduced to looking around for accidental matings.

  • Avatar TVD How to socialise my 11 Month old Akita x German Shepherd Puppy?
    Oct 23, 2012 by TVD | Posted in Dogs

    My pup used to get on great with all other dogs until he was 7 months old and a big labrador attacked him, since then everytime he sees another dog he tries to attack them! He even sees people as a threat which is hard t … them. My puppy was the same up until he was attacked so i know this is what has caused it.

    Being with the other 2 dogs also doesnt help because they both join in which makes him worse and harder to control

    • You're going to need a behaviourist i think. also, it may not just be the laborador attack, akitas are a feisty and sometimes aggressive breed. maybe you can try to introduce him to other dogs with his two friends around so he feels more relaxed and safe. and follow the advice to keep them all on leashes and with lots of space, also usually on a neutral territory is best.

  • Avatar Aleah What is the temperment of an Akita/German Shepherd mix?
    May 13, 2009 by Aleah | Posted in Dogs

    I have been looking everywhere for some info on an Akita Shepherd's personality, but since it's a mix all the articles say you can't predict it. Don't answer if you're going to say that, I want to know if it's stubborn, smart, good with kids, has a tendency to be aggressive, whatever.

    • Any site that says you can predicat a temperment of a mix bred is incorrect.

      The things you can 99% guarantee in this mix

      Number1; Akita x German shepherd is irresponsible bred MUTT for MONE …Akita x German Shepherd in various locations

      Akita x German Shepherd-NO KIDS
      Sissy old
      x Shepherd
      Bug-Ok with kids-7month old
      Bug-Ok with kids
      old-Fantastic with kids