Akita Information

AkitaOriginating in Japan several thousands of years ago, this ancient dog breed is dignified and loyal. Akitas are strong, powerful dogs known for their erect ears, curled up tails and bushy coat, which can be white, pinto or brindle in color.

Akitas are easy to train and require a medium level of exercise and activity. In some ways, they are like a cat – they like to groom themselves and are independent yet loyal. The breed is great with kids and pretty good with other dogs; some have been known to be aggressive with other canines, especially those of the same sex.

Breed Stats

Average Size

chihuahua silouette
great dane silouette

Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 4in     Weight: 65-127lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Want to get a Akita?

Check out some resources for adopting a dog.

View All Breeds