The Akita is a beloved dog breed known for its courageous, loyal, independent, dignified temperament and thick, coarse coat. Classified as a working breed, the Akita is a large dog with an average weight of 70-130 pounds and a height of 24-28 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-13 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Akita has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Akita’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Akita Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 70-130
Average Height (in): 24-28
Life Expectancy (years): 10-13
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: thick, coarse
Coat Colors: red, fawn, brindle, white
Akita Temperament and Personality
Temperament: courageous, loyal, independent, dignified
Trainability: requires early socialization and consistent training
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, bloat
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.