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BSK Breed Index: The Akita

Life Span: 9 - 13 years

Height: 24 - 28in

Weight: 70 - 120 pounds

Litter Size: 7 - 8 puppies

Temperament: Aggresive

Intelligence: High

Classification: Working

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Akita

The Akita originated on the island of Honshu in the Akita region of Japan. The breed has been used in a large variety of jobs such as police and military work, guard dog, fighting dog, and as a versatile hunting dog.

Akita Fun Facts

  • The Akita Inu is considered sacred and a good luck charm in Japan.
  • The Akita is one of 7 national dogs of Japan
  • The first Akita, Kamikaze-go, was brought to the US in 1937 by Helen Keller. The dog was recieved as a gift during Helen's trip to Akita Perfecture.

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