Also know as: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita
Origin: Ancient Japan
Today's Role: Companion Dog
History and Facts: Named for the Akita province of Japan where this dog was used for hunting over 5,000 years ago.
Temperament / Behavior
The Akita is a bold, independent and stubborn breed.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hyperthyroidism; pemphigus foliaceous
Exercise: The Akita needs moderate exercise.
Grooming: Weekly brushing is required for your Akita.