Akita dog is type of medium to large dog that belongs to the Spitz family!
Country of Origin: Japan
Dog Group: Utility
Origin of Name: Akita, the name draws its inspiration from the place where it was developed in. It was bred in the northernmost region in the island Honshu in the Akita prefecture.
Monthly keeping costPremium
Rs 8,000 Standard
Tendency to Bark:Very Less
Life Span-10 to 12 years
Getting a puppy home - Extravagant
Availability - Rare
Akita is not for everyone; this is a majestic breed to look at but will not be a good option for the first time owners. They need experienced handling and has been especially developed in the polar environment of Japan.
Akita also has been closely associated with royalty. In fact it is believed that in Japan when someone is sick or pregnant, a small statue of an Akita is given to bring in wealth and luck into the family.
Visits to Groomer-High
Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Akita is generally a healthy breed after all they have braved the harsh winters of the mountain range without any trouble. You have to remember when getting a puppy home that almost each and every breed has a chance of developing genetic disorders and they can also get any of the common diseases. So, this not a word of law these are just some of the common diseases that you can encounter with your Akita at times.
Training & Intelligence
Akita is an intelligent breed and is one of the most difficult breeds to train as well. They have a strong will and are extremely dominant in nature. So do not be surprised if your breed does not want to learn. This breed will sense a push over owner from far so keep in mind that strength and confidence is the way with this breed.
Akita is an intelligent and strong willed dog, which has an amazing power and is not afraid to use it at times when such a situation occurs. This breed tends to be a pack leader quite often. If you let them dominate you then you will be in for a surprise as they can very easily assume the position of alpha.
6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Akitas are generally a healthy breed and their breeding does not have many complications attached. The only thing you have to think about is giving the adorable puppies up for sale or adoption. An average male and female Akita attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age.