Akita Puppies For Sale In Pa

June 25, 2014 – 03:09 pm

Akita

Origin

The Akita is a breed native to the northern, mountainous regions of Japan. This dog’s ancestors were originally used by the Matagi, a group of Japanese hunters who would use the dogs on the hunt. This original use makes the Akita ancestors one of the oldest native Japanese dog breeds.

Akitas almost did not make it to current day, though. During World War 2, the military had issued an order for all non-military dogs to be euthanized. Luckily, though, people had begun to cross-breed the Akita with German Shepards, as well as a few other breeds, in order to save them from this movement.

Because the Akita did originate in Japan, it took quite some time for the breed to move over to the United States. However, it finally did in 1937 thanks to Helen Keller, the famous woman who was born both deaf and blind.

Description

The Akita is a Spitz breed, which means it is signified by long, thick fur that is often white, pointed ears and muzzles, and either a tail that curls over the back or droops down. This type of fur for the Akita, specifically, reflects the conditions which it originated in. The Matagi hunters mainly operated in the winter months, so a warm coat was extremely beneficial for the Akita.

The Akita’s body is generally stocky with heavy bones, although the Japanese is the more slender of the two (Japanese and American). Akita fur is extremely thick. In fact, they have a double-coat. Coat colors and patterns can vary. American standards allow for pinto, brindle, solid white, black mask, self-colored mask, and differing colors of undercoat (stomach and chest) and overlay (guard hairs). Japanese standards, on the other hand, are a bit more strict, allowing for red, fawn, sesame, brindle, and pure white. All of these, and some American styles, have “Urajiro” markings (white coat on muzzle sides, cheeks, jaw underside, neck, chest, body, tail, and inside of the legs). Furthermore, coats can be either long or short.

Its head is often described as “bear-like”. It is big in comparison to many other breeds, as well as stocky and muscular like the rest of the body. Following the typical Spitz breed description, the Akita also has triangular, pointy ears which sit at an ever so slight angle which follows the neck’s arch. The Akita’s eyes are generally small, dark and deeply set. They are also triangular in shape, like the ears, although not as severe.

Akita feet are well knuckled and often described as “cat-like”. This makes it far easier for the Akita to walk on the difficult terrain where it originally worked.

As for height and weight, adult American males typically range between 26-28 inches at the withers and weight about 100-130 pounds. Females measure roughly 24-26 inches and typically weigh between 70-100 pounds. Again, Japanese styles are more slender.

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