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!
The Akita dates back at least 1,000 years as a human companion and helper. This breed was originally called a Matagiinu. They were medium-sized landrace dogs bred to serve as hunting companions. The Akita Matagiinu were prized because they were fearless in their tracking and holding of bear and wild boar, and they were extremely loyal to their owners.
This breed is known for having a very loyal, protective, and alert personality. They adore their family and make great watchdogs. Training this breed at a young age is important as they are strong and energetic dogs. They do well with children and other pets in the home generally if they are introduced while still puppies.
Akitas do require regular bathing and brushing. This eye-catching dog can be bathed as frequently as weekly up to no longer than every four weeks. With their double coats, proper bathing and drying techniques are very important. Being sure to clip this dog’s nails on a routine basis is also highly recommended.
Akitas are very energetic dogs and do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best.
The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will
keep this breed healthy. Many of their owners recommend feeding this breed two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.
The Akita stand between twenty-four and twenty-nine inches.
This breed weighs between seventy and one hundred pounds at full maturity.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between ten to twelve years.
Fact: This breed at one time, was restricted to the Imperial Family and the ruling aristocracy.
Fact: This breed loves the great outdoors and thrives with outdoor family activities.
Fact: This breed is very loyal and protective of his family.
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.
Petland is honored to offer first-class Akita puppies, and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.
Very helpful and friendly.
Went really well everyone was awesome!
Visit was good! Questions were answered.
Everything is going well, Courtney was super helpful!
Everything is going well. The employees were helpful and everything went smoothly.
Everything was perfect at the store.
It was good! Everyone was helpful!
It went good! Everyone was wonderful and very knowlededgable.
It was great and everyone was wonderful, and Toni was wonderful and very helpful.
Really pleasant! Denise was very knowledgeable and helpful.
It's estimated that Americans own around 70 million dogs.
We are proud of our commitment to animal welfare and quality of our pets.
There are many options for adding a puppy to your family.Learn More
Dogs have helped humans out over hundreds of years. From rescuing people, to tracking missing persons, to detecting bombs, to herding sheep. One of the most amazing abilities that dogs are also known for is their ability to detect certain types of cancers in people. Recent studies have confirmed that certain trained dogs may be able to detect cancer in people about 40% of the time. Although this is very far from being perfected, it does go to show just how amazing dogs are. How do Dogs Detect this? Dogs have an incredible sense of smell. Our fur-legged friends have …Read More
Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety experience tension, stress, mental discomfort, and confusion. This anxiety manifests when a dog feels insecure when left alone at home and is separated from its family. Like how a young child misses a parent, your pup misses you! Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Dogs There are different symptoms that dogs can experience from separation anxiety, from basic whining to very destructive behavior, such as chewing furniture and household fixtures. Below are common symptoms associated with separation anxiety: Excessive panting and whining Excessive drooling Barking and crying Urinating or defecating indoors. General destructive behavior Excessive …Read More
Roundworms are a parasite that can commonly affect house pets such as dogs and cats. There are two primary species of roundworms. The first is Toxocara Canis. This type of parasite can move around the body once they become mature. The second is Toxascaris Leonin. This type of parasite remains in the intestinal tract. Nevertheless, both of these types of roundworms do absorb the nutrients from your dog and need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Roundworms tend to look like long strands of thin spaghetti. These parasites commonly attach to the lining of your dog intestines. …Read More
Not seeing what you are looking for? Let's start by giving you a $100.00 off your puppy by making an appointment today.