The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from Japan. The Akita is a powerful, independent and dominant breed, commonly aloof with strangers but affectionate with family members. Tthe Akita is not known for barking, which makes him attractive to apartment dwellers. He is highly protective, and when he does bark, you should pay attention. Akitas can be very possessive of their food – keep children and other pets away from them during mealtime.
- Dog Breed Group: Working group
- Height: 24 to 28 inches
- Weight: 70 to 110 pounds
- Life Span: 10 to 15 years
- Other Names: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita