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Akita Inu


Akita Inu profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 58-70cm

Avg weight: 34-45kg

Coat type: Dense undercoat with a harsh outer coat, with a thick bushy tail that curls over the back.

Coat colours: White, pinto, brindle.

Originally bred for: Large game hunting dog, dogfighting, guardian.

Breed traits: Bold, independent, tenacious, devoted.


A little about the Akita Inu


The Akita Inu is devoted and protective to their family, but are independent and stubborn. Large and powerful, they require an experienced handler and can be aggressive to other dogs.




The Akita Inu is predisposed to the following health conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Pemphigus, Sebaceous Adenitis, Cruciate Ligament Rupture, Osteosarcoma, Lymphosarcoma, Gastric Torsion (bloat), Hypothyroidism, Patellar Luxation, Epilepsy, Entropian, Epilepsy, Renal Cortical Hypoplasia, Polyneuropathy, Microphthalmia, and Cataracts. Akitas are also sensitive to anaemia secondary to onion ingestion.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.