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Breed: Akita
Country of Origin: Japan & China, 5000 B.C
AKC Group: Working
Function: Hunting and companionship
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive looking
Color: Any color
Coat Type: Double coated, thick, sheds
Grooming: needs significant grooming
Height: 24-28 inches
Weight: 75-120 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Stubborn, difficult, responds to harsh methods
Good With Children: Reasonable to children over 5 years
Good With Pets: No, aggressive
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Alert, loyal, brave, confident
Home Environment: Fenced yard, daily attention and exercise
Best Owner: Fit
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggressive
Physical: Vision problems, hip dysplasia, sensitive to anesthesia
Recommendations: Obedience training, no jogging, nuter to prevent marking and aggression