Coming out all-powerful, independent and full of wits are the strains of a dog breed one a Japanese descent and the other an American but share similar characteristics and gives the most lovable look you would wish for on a dog’s face. This docile buddy is known to look aloof at strangers but harps lively around its family and has both the American breed and the Japanese breed regarded as one in all countries except the U.S. Discover more about our Akita puppies for sale below!
History of Breed
Started as Akita prefecture of Honshu a fighting dog around 1603 in Japan and later got crossed with Tosas and the Mastiffs in 1868 losing their spitz-kind of similarities. But sometime during the world war 11, the Akita was again crossed with the German Shepherd in a bid to protect them from the government’s decision to lay off all of all military dogs.
All thanks to the legendary vigil of the Hachiko, the Akita found its way into the international world recognition and love. In 1931 Akita was declared as the official Japanese Natural Monument and in 1934, it got its breed’s standard listed.
Giving a statue of an Akita to a child at birth is a tradition that symbolizes health, long life and happiness in Japan. For the Americans, Helen Keller is believed to have brought the dogs into America after receiving two Akitas as gifts by the Japanese in 1938 and are well taken in all dog colors while the Japanese prefer Akitas in red, brindle and white.
Generally, American Akita is larger with heavy bones and a bear-like head while the Japanese breed comes a bit lighter and looks more like a fox in the head.
A tad territorial breeds are the Akita, stubborn, independent, resilient, very possessive of its properties and conservative with strangers, but if you introduce it too early socialization they may just come out fine with external relationships.
The Akita’s are also very protective of their family members and are an awesome companion when they are given the right training. In relating with other dogs, the Akita’s are known to cope very well with other dogs but often domineering of them, they also interpret prolonged eye contact to mean a challenge and will react aggressively.
However, the case is different with dogs of a similar sex. On children’s relationships, it is believed to be friendly around kids especially if they are trained properly. Akita’s are incredibly large dogs and fierce-looking and may not be a very good option for first-timers as training might just get a little stressful and impossible.
Akita can be very unusual in attitude when out of a familiar environment that is why it’s safe to have it under leash when visiting the park to prevent it from becoming aggressive towards other animals.
Akita is a one-household dog, they can cope very well in apartments and houses but as always for an active dog, you will need to create ways to keep it engaged from time to time as they are very playful with their family and loves to have the attention of its family alone. Meaning no other pet is allowed in the same house with the Akita except a fellow Akita.
As a moderately active dog, Akita’s require lots of exercises to maintain good mental health and to prevent it from getting bored. Basically, routine jogging with it every morning or a walk around the lane is just enough for it as they are not the kind of breed that likes tedious outdoor aerobics. Just a chance to run along and chase birds are one of the things this dog breed appreciates.
Akitas love playing a lot so to make up for activities you can let it play fetch and other errands to keep it busy. Even though they are stubborn, Akitas are very smart dogs and will need a lot of effort and consistency for it to learn properly.
The rich double coat of the Akita needs careful grooming to look awesomely good the whole time, weekly brushing to get rid of the knots and dead hair. The Akita has its dense undercoat shedding once every year which may make a messy impression around the house.
However, brushing the dog regularly during shedding will help to remove the dead coat and get your dog back to its graceful shape. Apart from brushing the coat, trimming of your dog’s nails when they are long is another good grooming practice, as this will help prevent pains and avoidable problems for your dog. To have good dental health the whole year, take care to brush its teeth always.
Our Akita puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Akita puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Akita puppies.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Akita
Are Akitas friendly with other dogs?
No, Akitas get aggressive towards other dogs and animals too, but if exposed to socialization early they may get well quite fine.
Are Akitas friendly with children?
Yes, Akitas love playing with and protecting the kids but needs proper training.
Do Akitas adapt well to an apartment?
Yes, Akitas fit in just fine when their basic exercise needs are met.
Are they good for first-timers?
No, Akitas require a lot of patience and effort to give the right training, so not a good choice for first-timers.
Are Akita’s loud barkers?
No, Akitas are calm and only bark when they sense some threat.
Can Akitas cope alone?
Akitas can get good alone for hours but if left alone regularly, they may feel neglected and get destructive.
How often do Akitas need exercise?
Akitas need minimal exercises every day is enough to have a happy dog.
How much grooming do Akitas need?
To prevent matting problems, the coat should be brushed 2 to 3 times every week, once a month bath, regular brushing of the teeth and trimming of its nails.
Can Akitas tolerate hot weather?
No, Akitas are not fans of humid temperatures.
Are Akitas tolerant of cold weather?
Yes, they love it all thanks to their double coat.