The Akita Inu is a Japanese dog with a balanced disposition. He comes across as sensible and thoughtful. This dog is therefore a bit reserved with strangers and very loyal to his family. These loyal animals go through fire for their owners, especially when there is danger. They are therefore fairly obedient. As long as they grow up with other animals and get used to them, they are no problem at all. It also gets along quite well with children. Their dominant side makes them good watchdogs. They are also sometimes used as therapy dogs.
The Akita Inu is bigger than the Shiba Inu. A male of this breed usually measures about 67 cm high and a female 61 cm. The soft, dense coat is usually pure white, red, sesame or brindle. With all colors except white, the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, underside of mouth, neck and abdomen should have a whitish cast.
The Akita’s coat should be groomed daily using a stiff brush. The eyes also require extra inspection and care. Patient and consistent training will get the best out of this dog. Akitas are excellent swimmers. They also enjoy walking and intense play sessions. In any case, they need enough exercise. But it’s best to always let them out on a leash. The Akita Inu lives about 10 to 12 years.
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