The Akita, a powerful and large dog, can surely be intimidating. Historically, the Akita breed was used as guard dogs for the royals in Japan. Akita could also hunt smaller animals without any fear. At the same time, it is an affectionate breed that loves and respects its owners. If you are looking forward to bring an Akita dog breed home, be prepared for a lot of cleaning as they tend to shed a lot of hair. Also, they can sometimes be fierce for strangers. With proper training, they can be made better friends with other animals and people.

Watch and learn about Akita dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Akita Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Akita Dog Working Dogs 2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder 70 to 130 pounds 10 to 12 years