Akita - Dog Breed Characteristics & Care
They are strong dogs in body and spirit. This breed is not recommended for beginners, they require an experienced owner, early and continuous socialization and training. However, they are very loyal to their family. These dogs are very brave. They make good guard dogs, but don't bark too much. Their hunting instincts are very strong, and this should always be remembered.
|Breed Group||Working Dogs|
|Height||2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder|
|Average weight||70 to 130 pounds|
|Lifespan||10 to 12 years|