The Akita is a medium sized dog breed which originated from northern Japan. Bold and willful, the Akita is extremely loyal to their family but naturally wary of strangers. They tend to be aggressive towards other dogs and are not a good choice for first-time dog owners.
Height & Weight: 64-70 cm (male), 58-64 cm (female). A healthy Akita will weigh up to 32-39 kg (male) and 23-29 kg (female).
Personality traits: Courageous, Aggressive, Bold, Loyal, Protective, Confident and Willful.
Health: The Akita breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, retinal atrophy (eye disease that may cause blindness) and autoimmune hypothyroidism.