HistoryThe Akita Inu is an indigenous breed to Japan, with the primary purpose to hunt big game such as the wild boar, deer or the dangerous Asian black bear, as well as pulling loads, guarding and later for dog fights.
The name of the breed comes from its place of origin – Akita prefecture, on the island of Honshu.
CharacterAkita is a strong, sometimes stubborn, and an extremely intelligent creature with a big heart that requires commitment and consistency in upbringing. It has a strong sense of hierarchy and sometimes is bossy with a tendency to dominate, but also very sensitive. Therefore, it is extremely important to build a close, trust-based relationship, and to show who the leader at home is. Akita is an exceptional dog, a proud Japanese who should be treated with proper respect. Certainly, it is worth spending time and attention, providing the Akita with respect and trust -only then will we gain a faithful and devoted friend for our whole life together.
General AppearanceLarge-sized dog, sturdily built, well balanced and with much substance; secondary sex characteristics strongly marked, with high nobility and dignity in modesty; constitution tough.
HealthThe Akita is a rather healthy and immune breed. Its thick coat is an excellent barrier from environmental hazards such as rain, snow and humidity.
In proportion to the body, with a broad forehead, a distinct furrow and without a wrinkle. The stop is defined. The nose is large and black. A slight and diffuse lack of pigment is acceptable in white dogs only. The nasal bridge is straight and lips are tight. The teeth are strong with a scissor bite.
The eyes are relatively small, almost triangular in shape due to the rising of the outer eye corner, set moderately apart. Dark brown in colour (the darker the better).
The back is straight and strong, the loin is broad and muscular. The chest is deep with a well developed forechest and moderately well sprung ribs. The belly is well drawn up.
Set on high, thick and vigorously curled over the back. When let down, the tip nearly reaches the hocks.
Moderately developed and sloping shoulders, with tight elbows and straight, heavy-boned forearms.
Well developed, strong with moderate angulation.
Powerful and resilient.
Harsh and straight outer coat. Undercoat is soft and dense. Withers and the rump are covered with slightly longer hair. Hair on the tail is longer than on the rest of the body.
Red, sesame, brindle and white.
All colours except white must have urajiro – whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs.
Words cannot express how happy we are with each litter.
Our puppies are the result of a job with passion, selection of the best blood lines and treatment with great care, affection and respect since birth.
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