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Breed:

Akita

Group (AKC):
Working

Country of OriginJapan, 5000 BC from China
Type of coatDouble coated: thick, dense undercoat, harsh out, sheds or "blows" undercoat twice a year
GroomingRegular brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height24-28 inches
Average weight75-120 pounds
Activity levelHigh
Watchdog 
Protection 
IntelligenceHigh
TrainabilityStubborn, adverse response to harsh methods,sensitive to kindness, go slow, difficult to train.
Compatibility with childrenreasonable mature children over 5 years of age, will bite if threatened, no rough-housing
CharacterAlert, responsive, dignified, courageous, loyal, aloof, confident
Ideal home environment 
Ideal ownera physically fit natural leader who is very experienced in Working Dogs.
Suggestions:Obedience training highly recommended. Neutering to prevent aggression, and marking. No littermates. Cooler climate preferred. No jogging.
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