Akita - Dog Breed Characteristics & Care

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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.

Brief Information

Breed GroupWorking Dogs
Height2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder
Average weight70 to 130 pounds
Lifespan10 to 12 years