Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 10-13 years
Weight: 21-22 Kg
Height: 26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female) ; 100-130 pounds (male), 70-100 pounds (female)
Origin of Name: The Akita is a powerful, independent and dominant breed.
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Akita is an old Japanese breed, which originated from the island of Honshu in Japan. The canine was reproduced to hunt larger wild animals like bear, moose and wild boar. They purportedly battled close by the samurai. The Japanese government proclaimed the breed as an irreplaceable asset and gave them the status of National Treasure in 1931.