dog breeds Total: 369 Breeds

American Akita

American Akita
American Akita Photo #1


The American Akita originates from the mountains of northern Japan and is viewed as an old local dog breed. Right off the bat, she was just possessed by the first class, the Shoguns. This dog was bred to monitor, group, battle and hunt. The animals it hunted were huge game including pig, gazelle, elk and bear. The Japanese government has assigned this dog as a national fortune in 1931. The American-Kennel-Club affirmed this breed on December 12, 1972. 


The American Akita is extremely free and can be exceptionally overwhelming, so it is vital that you look for expert direction on the best way to prepare this sort of dog since early on. Furthermore, in light of their overbearing habits and approach, they don't more often than not appreciate the organization of different dogs, particularly those of similar sex.

If you do choose to let your American Akita close different dogs, at that point it is encouraged to do this with extraordinary alert, since the results can be obliterating. The exact opposite thing you need is your dog put down, because of your own idiocy. 

These dogs are mindful and affectionate towards their owners' kids and individuals inside the family, however, may not be the equivalent towards other individuals. In this manner, you should acquaint the dog gradually with others, including companions so the dog does not consider them to be a potential threat. It is additionally critical to tolerate at the top of the priority list that these dogs are extremely loyal and just have one proprietor, so the dog is probably not going to tune in to any other person. 

Life Span 

The American Akita lives to around 10 to 14 years with legitimate nourishment and great consideration. 


Akitas shed their fur to a great degree just a few times every year. If you need your dog to show unending affection, brush that person frequently. Amid shedding periods, it's vital to get the brush out each day.

The additionally brushing you do, the less hair you will discover in the shedding. Akitas have a short coat, yet its thick and has two or three layers. At the point when your dog is experiencing the shedding time frame, it's most likely the main time you should give your American Akita a shower. This will help dispose of any hair missed in the brushing. American Akita young doggies and full developed Akitas are nearly feline like with regards to remaining clean 

Approximated Adult Size 

The male stands around 26 to 28 inches tall at the withers and the female stands 24 to 26 crawls at the withers. The weight differs to around 75 to 115 pounds, the males somewhat heavier.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #47
2017: #47
2016: #46
2015: #46
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1972)
Herding (UKC:1980)
Life span:10-14 years
Height:Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Weight:Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg)
Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Litter Size:3-12 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1200 USD

Breed Characteristics

Apartment Friendly:
Cat Friendly:
Child Friendly:
Health Issues:
Watchdog Ability:

Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Rocky Sadie
2 Toby Maggie
3 Louie Mia
4 Harley Nala
5 Henry Pepper
6 Bruno Princess
7 Marley Maddie
8 Rusty Angel
9 George Sandy
10 Bo Harley
11 Hunter Willow
12 Chester Madison
13 Kobe Grace
14 Bruce Heidi
15 Chewy Nikki
Next ยป Alaskan Malamute