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Akita

Also know as: Akita Inu, Japanese Akita

Group: Working

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

Special Needs
Exercise: The Akita needs moderate exercise.

Grooming: Weekly brushing is required for your Akita.