How Do You Tell If My Dog Is An Akita?
akc.orgImage: akc.orgThe Akita is a large and powerful dog. The body type is just off-square in outline, with a triangular head, and small erect ears. The eyes appear to be well set into the skull, but peer out brightly, and should display a keen intelligence. This breed has two other rather distinctive characteristics.
What kind of dog is an Akita dog?
The Akita is a large, powerful dog with a decidedly sturdy appearance. Being only slightly longer than he is tall, the Akita's appearance is well balanced. The full, curled tail is proportionate with the large head.
What do you need to know before buying an Akita?
As a primitive breed, there are many things to know before buying this kind of dogs. First facts you should know is that Akitas are naturally very dominant, they hardly tolerate other dogs especially of the same gender.
How often do Akita dogs lose their fur?
Akitas are a ‘double-coated’ breed meaning the Akita has an undercoat, this should be soft to touch, but dense and reasonably short unless you have a Longcoated Akita (Please see our LC Akita post from the home screen). Akitas lose all their fur twice a year we call this ‘blowing/shedding’ not ‘malting’...
Can you get an Akita of the same gender?
This is why it is strongly discouraged to get an akita of the same gender if you already have a dog and if you don’t even have the necessary facilities to separate them for life. For life, because akitas are very resentful, usually if they decided to no longer accept a dog, it is forever.
At present, Akita dog price in America is quite high (usually not below $600) due to their relatively lower number compared to other breed of dogs. The Akita price popularly ranges from $700 to $1,600. In special cases, Akita puppies with completely pure breed or with parents won in competitions could cost up to $4,000.
What makes an American Akita? Akitas have thick double coats, and tight, well knuckled cat-like feet. Their tails are carried over the top of the back in a gentle or …
Akita breed club members and professional groomers alike agree that an Akita should under no circumstances have its fur shaved to less than 1.5-2 inches; doing so, they say, will make the dog's skin prone to sunburn and irritation, and the coat simply won't grow back correctly.
American Akita vs Japanese Akita size Japanese Akitas are smaller in size than American Akitas. American Akita is larger and more imposing than Japanese Akita. When compared to American Akita, Japanese Akita is more fine boned.
The difference is that the American Akita is a long-haired dog, while the Japanese Akita is short-haired. Also, their body structure and coat texture differ. They also have different temperaments. The American Akita is known to be a medium-sized dog that is muscular and long hair Akita.