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The Akita he is affectionate and protective with the family, suspicious of strangers.

Akita Inu


Characteristics "Akita"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Akita" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Historia «Akita Inu»

Also called Akita Inu , It is a breed of dog of the Japan, named for the Akita Prefecture, where it is believed that it originated. From time to time is called Akita-ken. Originally it was a hunting dog and for generations it was used by the warriors of the Japan as defense and attack dog. It was also used for hunting bears. It is an easy dog ​​to train and a character very balanced.

Loving and protective of the family, suspicious of strangers, Although it will not attack on a whim. It is a dog barking and majestic appearance. It is considered a breed apart from American Akita.

In Spain the Akita It is considered a potentially dangerous race, by Royal Decree, by which to his possession must obtain the licence for possession of dangerous dogs and register it in the corresponding Municipal registry of potentially dangerous animals. One of the things that are required for this license is insurance of civil liability to third parties.

In the news, the Akita Inu It is considered the National dog of Japan and in 1931 It was designated a national monument.

The Akita (Akita dog) It is the tallest of Japanese dogs and over the years this dog has been, dog fight, symbol of wealth and prestige. owning a Akita Inu It was an honor allowed only the nobility, good luck symbol and talisman, while a statuette Akita Inu It gives away when a baby is born or when someone gets sick.

Did you know??

The movie of 2009 «Hachi», starring Richard Gere, It is based on the true story of a Japanese Akita named Hachiko. After the death of its owner, Hachiko waited every day at the train station for the man to return, every day until the end of his own life.

Características físicas «Akita Inu»

Its size is that of a dog medium- but strong Constitution, balanced and capable of performing the work of a large dog.

It is a little longer than high, has the chest wide and deep, and the level back. His movement should be flexible and powerful. Its fur can have four colors: red, Sesame, striped or white pure.

The size of your skull is proportional to your body. The front and the neck is thick and muscular. The ears are relatively small, triangular and stops, preferred if they are inclined forward. The nose is usually black and lips are black, Although the language is usually pink.

The eyes they are small, sometimes distant from each other, almost triangular, Brown color. It has a strong and straight back, with a broad and muscular kidney region. It has the chest deep, arched ribs and perfectly raised abdomen.

The limb anterior and posterior they must be well developed and be strong to be able to function well in all activities. The feet are solid, round and well closed, your nails are hard. It has webbed feet like cats and is an excellent swimmer.. The tail is high implementation, thick and carried vigorously coiled on the back.

The hair covering the tail is longer which covers the rest of the body. The fur, thick and double, is rough and short. The internal layer is thick and soft hair.
The variedades de color son rojo, striped and white.

All colors (except for the White) They should have "urajiro» (whitish hair on the sides of the snout, cheeks, under the jaw and in the neck, on the chest, abdomen, under the tail and on the inside of the legs).

Usually measured in 64 to 71 centimeters tall. The females Despite reach 30 to 49 kg, and males of 34 to 53 kg.

The current reconstruction to return to the Japanese type, based on copies of the line ichinoseski, In addition using, Spitz japoneses to recover characteristics of the old Akita Inu.

Carácter y aptitudes «Akita Inu»

One character reserved and quiet, will remain impassive in irritating situations, minor. Take the dominant role in the relationship with other dogs, You will not look confrontation unless it has previously been challenged. It must be used, from puppy, the relationship with all kinds of dogs and other animals to live with him, so, getting our Akita Inu a totally socialized dog. With regard to their owners will be loving, loyal and protective. You will have a friendly character with people in general unless they prove bad intentions.

It's a race that no bark unless you have a good reason. When a Akita Inu bark you have to pay attention to. The character of Akita Inu It takes on special importance his protective instinct toward family and belongings.

It is equipped with a temperament quiet and balanced, It is a dog that will support the antics of the children with enormous patience, is more, is especially comfortable in the company of the little ones, that will become inseparable and will defend them and protect it from any intruders either person or animal even with your life.

They are known as dogs faithful and also Smart.

The Akita They can live happily in apartments, When given exercise. They need to be socialized from puppies. Even though they enjoy love and human company, they are very happy to be with other dogs. The Akita They are become excitable when seeing their owners, often moving around them.

These dogs are very good with children. It has a reputation for being an excellent domestic dog. They become big dogs in the family with proper training and socialization.

The protective instinct makes them particularly dangerous to children who may visit the home (they do not tolerate well, the shouts of children playing), should be taken into account we should accustom the animal children incorporated home, These dogs when they arrive home accept members of the family in a herd, new children if they arrive after the can are alien to him and have to adjust them so that there are no problems.

Longevidad media «Akita Inu» es de unos 10 years, It is similar, to other breeds of their size.

A dog with history… Hachiko: The akita who waited 10 years the return of his master died as a sign of loyalty. A movie based on the true story has been made, call Hachiko Monogatari. There is also an adaptation in English, with the title Always by your side, Hachiko.

Breeders list "Akita"


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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds. Spitz and primitive types.


  • FCI – Group 5: Section: 5 Asian Spitz and related breeds
  • AKC – of work Toy
  • ANKC – Group 6 (Utility)
  • CKC – Group 3 – (Working dogs)
  • ​KC – of work
  • NZKC – Utility
  • UKC – Northern races

FCI breed standard "Akita"


Date of publication of the valid original standard:


Companion dog.

General appearance:

Large dog with solid build, well balanced and full of substance; las características sexuales secundarias bien acentuadas, de gran nobleza y modesto señorío, of strong Constitution.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: The relationship between the height at the withers and the length of the body (measured from the tip of the shoulder to the tip of the buttock) is of 10:11, but the body of the females is slightly longer than that of the males.

Behavior / temperament:

It is a dog with a calm temperament, fell, docile and receptive.



Cranial region:
  • Skull: The size of the skull is proportional to the body; the forehead is wide, con un surco nítido; without wrinkles.
  • Depression links (Stop): Defined.

facial region:

  • Truffle: Large and black; only in the case of white-haired specimens a small and diffuse lack of pigmentation is accepted, but black is always preferable.
  • Snout: Moderately long and strong with a broad base that tapers towards the tip, although it is not pointed; straight muzzle.
  • Jaws / Teeth: Strong teeth with scissor bite.
  • Lips: Glued.
  • Cheeks: Moderately developed.


Thick and muscular, double chin free, balanced with head.


  • Back: Straight and firm. Pork loin: Broad and muscular.
  • Breast : Deep with a well developed parapet. Ribs moderately sprung.
  • Belly: Well collected.


High implementation, thick and carried vigorously curled over the back. The tip of the tail almost reaches the hocks when hanging down.



  • Shoulder: Moderately oblique and developed. Elbows: Glued to the body.
  • forearms: Straight, heavy boned.
  • Previous feet: Thick, round, arched and finger tight.

LATER MEMBERS: They must be well developed, strong and moderately angled.

  • Hind feet: Thick, round, arched and finger tight.


Flexible and powerful movement.


Fur: The outer coat must be smooth and hard in texture, the undercoat should be of fine and abundant hair; withers and hips should be covered with slightly longer hair; the hair on the tail is longer than that covering the rest of the body.

Color: Red-leonado, Sesame (red-tawny hairs with black tips), striped and white. All colors mentioned above, except for the White, must have Urajiro.

(URAJIRO = Whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, under the jaw and in the neck, on the chest, abdomen, under the tail and on the inside of the limbs.)

Size and weight:

Height to the cross:

  • Males: 67 cm..
  • females: 61 cm..

A difference of more or less is tolerated 3 cm..


Any deviation from the aforementioned criteria is considered as a fault and the severity of this is considered to the degree of the deviation to the standard and its consequences on the health and well-being of the dog..

  • Female males / male females.
  • Upper or lower prognathism.
  • Incomplete denture.
  • Tongue stained black or blue.
  • Light colored iris.
  • Short tail.
  • Shyness.


  • Aggressiveness or extreme shyness.
  • Any dog ​​showing clear signs of physical or behavioral abnormalities.
  • Not erect ears.
  • Hanging tail.
  • Long hair (thick).
  • Black mask.
  • Stains on the white background.

  • Males should have two normal-appearing testicles fully descended into the scrotum..
  • Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with the typical conformation of the breed, should be used for parenting.

The latest changes are in bold.

Source: F.C.I - International Cynological Federation

Alternative names:

1. Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, Great Japanese Dog (English).
2. Akita, Akita Inu, Akita Ken (French).
3. Akita, Akita Inu, Akita Ken, Japanischer Akita (German).
4. Akita Inu (Portuguese).
5. Akita Inu, Akita, perro de Akita, Akita Ken (español).

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