large (61-100 lbs.)
easy to train, requires lots of grooming, prone to health issues, highly territorial, high prey drive, high potential for weight gain, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies
black, gray, red, blue, cream, white, fawn, gold / yellow, brown / chocolate / liver
bicolor, tricolor, brindle, liver and tan, black and tan, blue and tan
gentle, willful, aloof, protective
Known as a national treasure in Japan, Akitas have wooed American dog lovers with their loyalty, watchfulness, and graceful strength. Learn more about living with the Akita.