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Country of Origin: Japan Group: Working
Height: 23 - 28 inches Weight: 70 - 130 lbs
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More information about Akitas

Akita: Additional Info


The Akita is an affectionate dog with their families but a bit leery of strangers. They are intelligent, devoted and easy going. They are laid back for the most part but make excellent guard dogs. This breed is very good with children, making them a good family pet.


Their undercoat is soft and dense, while the outer coat is rough & straight.

Coat Colors

The Akita colors are brindle, piebald, white, black & fawn.

Coat Care

Their coat is best when brushed on a daily basis. They shed heavily twice a year. Bathe only when necessary.


The Akita life expectancy is between 10 - 12 years. Some health concerns to look for in this breed are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Elbow Dysplasia
• Eye Conditions such as Cataracts & PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)


The Akita breed originated in Japan and was used as guard dogs and hunters. Dog fighting became very popular and so this breed was used for that intention. The Akita was then to be preserved back to the original breed, not bred to fight. Hellen Keller brought the first Akita over to the US in 1937.
The Akita was first registered by the AKC in 1972 and was grouped as Working.

Akita Puppies for sale in PA

Click on any of the available Akita puppies for sale to receive the breeder name, telephone number, and additional information on the puppy. Any puppy that has a white box, instead of blue, comes with a 1 year genetic health guarantee.