The American Akita is accommodating, canny, bold, courageous and fearless. Watchful and extremely warm with its family. At times spontaneous, the Akita needs a firm, certain, predictable pack leader. Without it, the dog will be exceptionally adamant about who is in charge and may get extremely forceful to different dogs and creatures. It needs firm preparing as a puppy. The goal in preparing this canine is to attain a pack leader or alpha male status. It is common nature for a dog to have order in its pack. When people live with puppies, we turn into their pack and therefore must have an alpha male role model. The whole pack collaborates under a solitary leader. Lines are plainly characterized. You and all the people in the family MUST be higher up in order than the puppy. That is the only way your relationship could be successful. Considered a five star gatekeeper puppy in Japan, Japanese moms would regularly leave their youngsters in the family under the watchful and protective eye of the Akita. They are to a extremely reliable and flourish as a breed in Japan. Akitas should always be supervised with other household pets and children. Although the breed may be good with children from his own family, if you do not teach this dog he is below all humans in the pack the dog may not accept other children and may bite them. Youngsters must be taught to show authority over the Akita. With the right handler, the best every day mental and physical practice and firm preparation, they can make a fine pet. Although demanding at times the Akita is not an big barker.
Weight: Males 75 - 120 pounds (34 - 54 kg)
Females 75 - 110 pounds (34 - 50 kg).
Inclined to hip dysplasia, both hypothyroid and immune system thyroiditis, immune diseases like VKH and Pemphigus, skin problems like SA and eyes (PRA, Micro, entropion) patella and other issues with the joints.
Prone to hip dysplasia, both hypothyroid and autoimmune thyroiditis.
The Akita will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is moderately active indoors and will do best with a large yard.
The Akita needs moderate but regular exercise to stay in shape. It should be taken for long daily walks.
About 10-12 years
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