The Akita, or the Akita Inu (in Japanese, “Inu” means “dog”), is a large & powerful dog breed, declared Japan’s national treasure and national dog by the Emperor of Japan. The Akita is the most loyal dog in the world, with many other fine qualities unique to this breed. In this article, we will share with you details about characteristics & temperament of purebred Akita Inu.
Purebred Akita characteristics
The Akita is classified as a Spitz dog, characterized by its large size, double coat, strong body, muscles and endurance. A grown up American Akita has a height of 60 – 70 cm and a weight of 35 – 55 kg. The Japanese Akita is smaller, only 45-60 cm tall with a weight of 25 – 40kg. Akitas have a strong, firm and muscular body. The proportion of their length, height and head is perfectly balanced, giving them an elegant and noble appearance.