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Akita Inu

An Akita Inu
Other names Great Japanese Dog (Obsolete)
Japanese Akita
Country of origin Japan
Traits
Weight Male 34–54 kg (75–119 lb)
Female 34-50 kg (75–110 lb)
Height Male 61–66 cm (24–26 in)
Coat Coarse, straight, with soft undercoat
Color Red, fawn, sesame, brindle, or pure white
Litter size 3–12 puppies, avg. 7–8
Life span 11–15 years
.The Akita Inu (秋田犬?) is a breed of large dog originating in Japan, named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated.^ Breed of large dog originating in Japan, named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated.
  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because it is a large dog, the Akita is certainly not a breed for everyone.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Akita 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]
  • Akita Custom Dog Art Oil Painting, Fine Art Dog Portraits for Akita, Dog Art & Pet Portraits Paintings and Prints 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pocketpup.com [Source type: General]
  • What Breed? [Archive] - AnimeNation Forums 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.animenation.net [Source type: General]

^ Akita Breed of Dog - 5 results .
  • Akita Breed of Dog: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

.It is sometimes called the Akita-ken based on the Sino-Japanese reading of the same kanji.^ "Inu" means "dog" in Japanese, although in practice this animal is nearly always referred as "Akita-ken," based on the Sino-Japanese reading of the same kanji .
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Japanese, although in practice this animal is nearly always referred as "Akita-ken," based on the Sino-Japanese reading of the same kanji.
  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This breed is sometimes called Akita ken based on Japanese readings.
  • Akita Dog Breed Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.mypetnames.com [Source type: General]

.It is considered a separate breed from the American Akita in most countries (with the exception of the American and Canadian Kennel Clubs) as requested by the Japanese Kennel Club.^ The Japan Kennel Club and the FCI consider Dewa line Akitas to be a separate breed, called the Great Japanese Dog or the American Akita.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC doggiewoggie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Akita Dog Breed Info, Pic and Temperament 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogsobediencetraining.com [Source type: General]

^ Akitas from Japan and Akitas from the U.S. and other countries are all registered with the American Kennel Club as "Akitas."
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a separate breed from the American Akita, and is quite uncommon in many countries.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • All Dog Breeds 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: General]

.The Japanese Akita Inu is quite uncommon in most countries.^ It is a separate breed from the American Akita, and is quite uncommon in many countries.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • All Dog Breeds 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: General]

^ The Japanese Akita is uncommon in most countries.
  • Akita Information and Pictures, American Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Inu (Japanese) Information and Pictures, Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was akita inu - one of Japanese spitzes.
  • akita - Race's story of akita FCI - Japanese spitz 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.akita.inus.pl [Source type: General]

Red Akita Inu adult and puppy.

Contents

Description

Appearance

.The breed stands anywhere from 60–66 cm (24–26 in) at the withers.^ Bitches 24-26 inches (61-66 cm.
  • Akita Information and Pictures, American Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Inu (Japanese) Information and Pictures, Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The breed stands 24 to 28 inches at the withers (60 to 71 cm).
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC doggiewoggie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Height: Bitches 61-66 cm (24-26 ins).
  • Akita Inu Breed Information - Breeders lists - Puppies for Sale - dogs4sale Australia 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogs4sale.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Females weigh anywhere from 30–45 kg (70–100 lb) and males are 35–54 kg (75–119 lb).^ Females weigh anywhere from 34-50kg.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]

^ Females weigh anywhere from 34-38kg.
  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Males: 20-30 lbs Females: 18-28 lbs .
  • Shiba Inu | Dogs & Puppies - Dog Breed Information & Pictures, Dog Names and Dog Community - PetYourDog.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.petyourdog.com [Source type: General]

.The Akita Inu comes in only five colors: Red, Fawn, Sesame, Brindle, and Pure White.^ Colour In Japan, Akitas come in only four colours: Red Fawn, Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), Brindle, and White.
  • Akita puppies for sale Australia. Akita breed information & breeders links 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pups4sale.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Akitas come in any color including white, brindle or pinto.
  • Akita: Breed Information from Purina Dog Breed Library | Purina.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.ralston.com [Source type: General]

^ The Japanese Akitas comes in only four colours: Red Fawn, Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips) Brindle and White.
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.All except white must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, the neck, chest, body and tail.^ All the foregoing colours except white must have whitish coat on the cheeks, the sides of the muzzle, the inside of the legs and also the undersides of the jaw, neck, chest, body and tail - this is called Urajiro.
  • Akita or Akita Inu - Friends of Akitas Trust (UK), Rehoming Akitas around the UK 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.friendsofakitas.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All the foregoing colours except white must have whitish coat on the cheeks, the sides of the muzzle, the inside of the legs and also the undersides of the jaw, neck, chest, body and tail (Urajiro).
  • Akita or Akita Inu - Friends of Akitas Trust (UK), Rehoming Akitas around the UK 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.friendsofakitas.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Japanese Akita Inu Breed Standard - The Kennel Club 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.thekennelclub.org.uk [Source type: General]
  • Starchaser American Akita's 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC starchaserakitas.synthasite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each of these must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, neck, chest, body and tail.
  • Akita Inu - Reference Library - redOrbit 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.redorbit.com [Source type: General]

.Black masks, as seen in the American Akita, are not permitted in the Japanese Akita Inu.^ Black masks, as seen in the American Akita, are not permitted in the Japanese Akita Inu.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Akita Inus are a Japanese breed of dog.
  • How to Identify An Akita | DailyPuppy.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: General]

^ Additionally, American Akitas may be pinto and/or have black masks, unlike Japanese Akitas.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All colors are accepted in the American Akita.^ The Pinto color is not accepted as a Japanese Akita color, but only as an American Akita color.
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ All colors are accepted in the American Akita.
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  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The Pinto color is not accepted as a Japanese Akita color, but is as an American Akita color.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.The Pinto color is not accepted as a Japanese Akita colour, but is as an American Akita color.^ In addition, only the American Akita has the "pinto" brindle coloring.
  • Akita Dogs | The Pet Health Zone 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.petinsurance.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Pinto color is not accepted as a Japanese Akita color, but is as an American Akita color.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]
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^ The American Akita can be pinto colored but the Japanese Akita must only have the main 4 colours.
  • Dog Breeds | Akita Dog Breed Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydia.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the U.S., some breeders interbreed the original Japanese type with the heavier American type, which is larger, and allows more colors.^ In the U.S., some breeders interbreed the original Japanese type with the heavier American type, which is larger, and allows more colors.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]
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^ In the U.S., however, some breeders still mix the original Japanese type with the heavier American type, which is larger, shorter in fur, and allows more colors.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC doggiewoggie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]
  • Akita Dog Breed Info, Pic and Temperament 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogsobediencetraining.com [Source type: General]

^ In the U.S., however, some breeders still interbreed the original Japanese type with the heavier American type, which is larger, shorter in fur, and allows more colors.
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is felt by some that combining the two types leads to improved appearance and genetic health by increasing genetic diversity.^ It is felt by some that combining the two types leads to improved appearance and genetic health by increasing genetic diversity.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]
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^ It is felt by many that combining the two types leads to improved appearance and genetic health by increasing genetic diversity.
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The breed has some very serious genetic health problems, and unless you use caution, you could by a genetic time bomb.

.There is only a single Akita breed registered by the American Kennel Club; in all other countries besides Canada the breed has been separated into two breeds: the Akita Inu and the American Akita.^ Akitas from Japan and Akitas from the U.S. and other countries are all registered with the American Kennel Club as "Akitas."
  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Akitas in other countries are of both types.
  • Akita Inus 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.k9web.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • rec.pets.dogs: Akitas Breed-FAQ 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The largest breed is called Akita Inu.
  • Akita,The Largest Japanese Dog Breed 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: General]

Temperament

.Akita Inu are renowned as loyal dogs and are also intelligent.^ The Akita Inu dog breed is a dominant breed.

^ Its name means Dog (inu) of Akita.
  • History and Standard Akita 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.akita.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Akitas are gentle, extremely loyal dogs.
  • Midwest Akita Rescue Society - Breed Profile 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.akitas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But because of their intelligence, they are easily bored.^ These dogs are very intelligent and they will get bored easily.
  • Akita Dog: Training & Information, Akitas | TrainPetDog.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Akitas are renowned as loyal dogs and also intelligent and because of their intelligence are easily bored.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Akitas may take a while to train because they are easily bored and can be stubborn.
  • Hairy Friend: Akita Inu dog information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hairyfriend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.As a result, they often become destructive if not given anything to do.^ As a result, they often become destructive if not given anything to do.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Negatives Left unattended in the backyard or in a kennel, they tend to develop "personality" problems and become very destructive to the yard, which is due to boredom.
  • Akita puppies for sale Australia. Akita breed information & breeders links 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pups4sale.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Left unattended in the backyard or in a kennel, they can develop "personality" problems, and may become destructive to the yard due to boredom.
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.Akita Inu can live happily in apartments as long as they are given plenty of exercise.^ Akitas can live happily in apartments as long as they are given plenty of exercise.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although they are a large dog, the Akita Inu can adapt well to apartment life as long as he gets sufficient exercise.
  • Is An Akita Inu The Right Dog For You | dog-gonnit.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC dog-gonnit.com [Source type: General]

^ While Akita Inus can be aggressive towards other dogs and hesitant to accept strangers, they make excellent guard dogs and usually good with children in their family.
  • Akita Inu Information, Pictures and Puppies: Japanese Akita | GreatDogSite.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.greatdogsite.com [Source type: General]

.They need to be socialized as puppies so they are friendly dogs.^ They need to be socialized as puppies so they are friendly dogs.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This dog should be kept on lead as they can often challenge other dogs aggressively and will fight to the death if they feel they need to.
  • Japanese Akita Dog Breed Profile - Size, Weight, Temperament, Coat, Care and Akita Training Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.k9obedience.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Since these dogs need a lot of care it is important they go to a loving home that can attend to the dogs needs.
  • Shiba Inu Dogs and Akita Inu Dogs - A General Guide 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC ezinearticles.com [Source type: General]

.Although they love human companionship, they are quite happy to be outside dogs as well, but should still be taken out for walks to prevent destruction of the yard.^ It should be taken for long daily walks .
  • Akita Information and Pictures, American Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They still refused to have the dog euthanized.

^ Although they love human companionship, they are quite happy to be outside dogs as well, but should still be taken out for walks to prevent destruction of the yard.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Akita Inu often become excitable when seeing their owners, often wiggling around and making happy grunts.^ Make a page for your akita inu.
  • Akita Inu - Dogs & Dog Rescue 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.wikifido.com [Source type: General]

^ Akitas often become excitable when seeing their owners, often wiggling around and making happy grunts.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seeing that the Akitas love human companionship, they will not stand out in an environment where both owners work.
  • Akita, Akita Puppies, Puppies for sale and info about the Akita Inu Dog Breed 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.scottspuppypalace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Akita Inu are very good with children, and are often quite playful, although they should be watched around small children as they could knock them over during play.^ After these experiences, I started watching Akitas around small children, especially at shows.

^ Akita Inu playing with a cat!
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^ Akitas are very possessive and should be carefully monitored with children.
  • How to Care for an Akita Inu | eHow.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

.The Akita Inu have a reputation for sometimes being aggressive towards smaller animals or other dogs, particularly those of the same sex.^ Its name means Dog (inu) of Akita.
  • History and Standard Akita 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.akita.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Akita Inu Dogs for sale .

^ In Japan, the dog is called "Akita Inu".

.However they can live happily with other dogs and animals providing they are socialized well.^ They must be socialized young if they are to live with other pets.
  • Akita Puppies for Sale 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppyfind.com [Source type: General]

^ However, they can be very aggressive to other dogs.
  • Akita Dog: Training & Information, Akitas | TrainPetDog.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ The Akita Inu have a reputation for sometimes being aggressive towards strangers, smaller animals or other dogs, particularly those of the same sex .
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They are excellent guard dogs and naturally protective of their home and family.^ Akitas are excellent guard dogs.

^ They are excellent house dogs.
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  • Akita (Akita Inu) dog breed information with Akita (Akita Inu) Puppy Dog Breed Info.com. 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.puppydogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Akita puppies for sale Australia. Akita breed information & breeders links 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pups4sale.com.au [Source type: News]

^ They tend to be protective of their families, to a fault.
  • Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hoflin.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Akita Inu has a reputation for being an excellent house dog.^ The Akita Inu dog breed is a dominant breed.

^ Its name means Dog (inu) of Akita.
  • History and Standard Akita 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.akita.it [Source type: Original source]

^ Akitas are excellent guard dogs.

.They make great family dogs with the right training and socialization.^ They make great guard dogs and are highly intelligent.
  • Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, Akita-Ken, Great Japanese Dog 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC animal-world.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a dog that will protect its family and territory fiercely - and they can be very aggressive towards other animals.
  • Akita, Akita Puppies, Puppies for sale and info about the Akita Inu Dog Breed 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.scottspuppypalace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has trained dogs in 18 states in the U.S.A and four other countries worldwide and has spent several years working with high level executive protection dogs who make wonderful family pets, but potent guardians if called upon.
  • Akita: Training Tips For Akita Dog Breeds 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

Health

Mortality

White Akita female with pup
.Akitas in UK and USA/Canada surveys had a median lifespan of about 10 years,[1] which is similar to other breeds of their size.^ Lifespan 10-13 years.

^ Akita female with pup Akitas in UK and USA/Canada surveys had a median lifespan of about 10 years, which is similar to other breeds of their size.
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC anydogbreed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Health Mortality Akitas in UK and USA/Canada surveys had a median lifespan of about 10 years, which is similar to other breeds of their size.
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[2]
.In a 2004 UK Kennel Club survey, the most common causes of death were cancer (32%), cardiac (14%), and gastrointestinal, including bloat/torsion (14%).^ The most common cause for the itch you ...

^ In a 2004 UK Kennel Club survey, the most common causes of death were cancer (32%), cardiac (14%), and gastrointestinal, including bloat/torsion (14%).
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^ Back in 2004 the Kennel Club finally acknowledged that there were infact two breeds of Akita , until this time the UK and America were the only countries in the world that only had one registered breed of Akita .
  • Akita or Akita Inu - Friends of Akitas Trust (UK), Rehoming Akitas around the UK 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.friendsofakitas.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .In a 2000-2001 USA/Canada Health Survey, the most common causes of death were cancer (21%), GDV (=bloat/torsion, 21%), musculoskeletal (15.5%), and autoimmune (7%).^ Purebred Dog Health Survey Results - Individual summaries are available where the breed response rate was greater than 15%.
  • Japanese Akita Inu Breed Standard - The Kennel Club 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.thekennelclub.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ Health Notes: Canine Hip Dysplasia, Canine Elbow Dysplasia; Sebaceous Adenitis; Bloat and Torsion; PRA; Cancer .
  • Akita Inu 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.digitaldog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many raked in the USA and CANADA. AM + International CH Frerose Big Oliver NO. 1 Shiba Inu 2000-2001 2002-2003.
  • < Frerose Kennels > Home of Championship Winning Shiba Inu's and Akita Dogs 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC frerosekennels.com [Source type: General]

[4]

Grooming

.Akitas possess a double coat, with a dense straight undercoat, and a thick outer coat.^ This breed has a double coat which includes a thick, furry undercoat and a medium length outer coat.
  • Akitas 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.hoflin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Akita's double coat is thick and warm and is shed twice a year.

^ The Akita is double coated.
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.This coat makes the dog waterproof, as well as being well-equipped for the fierce winters in northern Japan.^ This coat makes the dog waterproof, as well as being well-equipped for the fierce winters in northern Japan.
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^ This coat makes the dog waterproof, as well as being well-equipped for the fierce winters in Northern Japan.
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^ Along with their short coat, make them an all around dog.
  • < Frerose Kennels > Home of Championship Winning Shiba Inu's and Akita Dogs 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC frerosekennels.com [Source type: General]

.Due to the thickness of their coat, the breed requires regular grooming, and also an awareness of the dog's heavy shedding, especially during warm weather.^ This dog breed has a shedding coat that requires regular brushing.
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^ Due to the thickness of their coat, the breed requires daily grooming, and also an awareness of the dog's heavy shedding, especially during warm weather.
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^ The Akita's double coat is thick and warm and is shed twice a year.

Morbidity

Some of the health conditions known to affect this breed include:
  • Canine herpesvirus, a strain of the Herpes virus that affects canines
  • Gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), a condition associated with bloat
  • Pemphigus, which causes the immune system to attack the dog's skin (leading to pustules)
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), an adult-onset condition which causes gradual degeneration in the eye cells (i.e. rods & cones)
  • UveoDermatological Syndrome (UDS)[5]
  • Sebaceous adenitis, an autoimmune condition which attacks and destroys the dog's sebaceous glands
  • Canine hip dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperkalaemia, as a breed, Akitas have abnormally high blood potassium concentrations compared to other breeds.
  • Heart size, as a breed, Akitas have an unusually small heart for their size. .A number of Akitas have died while being operated on under the normal dose of general anaesthetic for a canine of that size, a dose which ultimately proved excessive and fatal to the Akita.^ A number of Akitas have died while being operated on under the normal dose of general anaesthetic for a canine of that size, a dose which ultimately proved excessive and fatal to the Akita.
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    ^ For that reason, to avoid anaesthetic-induced death, only the bare minimum dose of general anaesthetic sufficient to produce anaesthesia should be used when an Akita requires general anaesthesia.
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    ^ Akitas actually enjoy being an only dog and like most canines, they sleep when you’re not home.
    • November « 2009 « Caring for your dog 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.k4canines.com [Source type: General]

    For that reason, to avoid anaesthetic-induced death, only the bare minimum dose of general anaesthetic sufficient to produce anaesthesia should be used when an Akita requires general anaesthesia.

Gastric dilatation volvulus

.Akita owners should take special note of the high incidence of GDV (gastric dilatation volvulus) in this breed.^ Gastric dilatation volvulus .
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^ Owner of this breed should be the Alpha male.

^ Gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), a condition associated with bloat .

.Excess gas trapped in the dog's stomach causes "bloat."^ When a dog bloats, the stomach can turn and block, causing a buildup of gas.
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^ Twisting of the stomach (volvulus or "torsion") causes or is caused by that excess gas.
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^ Excess gas trapped in the dog's stomach causes "bloat."
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.Twisting of the stomach (volvulus or "torsion") causes or is caused by that excess gas.^ Twisting of the stomach (volvulus or "torsion") causes or is caused by that excess gas.
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^ Excess gas trapped in the dog's stomach causes "bloat."
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^ When a dog bloats, the stomach can turn and block, causing a buildup of gas.
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.GDV is an emergency condition requiring immediate veterinary treatment.^ This is one of the true emergencies in veterinary medicine, and treatment must be instituted immediately if the animal is to survive.

.Akita owners should be alert to the symptoms of GDV and know the location of the nearest emergency veterinary facility.^ Akita owners should be alert to the symptoms of GDV and know the location of the nearest emergency veterinary facility.
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^ Do you know how many calories your Akita needs every day and how many cups of food you should be giving it every day?
  • Akita Dog: Training & Information, Akitas | TrainPetDog.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ MoJo Akitas - Breeder located in Redwood City California North Bay - Gives owner background and kennel information.
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.Dogs with any symptoms of GDV (esp.^ Dogs with any symptoms of GDV (esp.
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unsuccessful attempts at vomiting) should be regarded as having .GDV until proven otherwise by a veterinarian.^ GDV until proven otherwise by a veterinarian.
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Symptoms of GDV include:
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  • Gagging or retching with unsuccessful attempts at vomiting (frothy foam may come up instead)
  • Distended abdomen (may or may not be noticeable)
  • Discomfort and pain esp.^ Gagging or retching with unsuccessful attempts at vomiting (frothy foam may come up instead) Distended abdomen (may or may not be noticeable) Discomfort and pain esp.
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    ^ Symptoms of Bloat include excessive salivation, drooling, attempts to vomit or defecate and abdominal distension and intense pain.

    ^ If he comes to you, notice whether his tail is up and wagging or tucked.

    around the abdomen for no apparent reason—this may be observed as frequent pacing, an inability to find a comfortable position, whimpering, or wincing when pressure is applied to the abdomen
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Hypersalivation and panting
  • Possible cardiac problems such as arrhythmias
  • Cyanosis (blue gums or skin) in severe cases from a lack of oxygen

History

The Akita "Tachibana" (one of the very few purebred Akitas that survived World War II) was used on a Japanese postage stamp.
.Japanese history, both verbal and written, describes the ancestors of the Akita Inu, the Matagi dog, as one of the oldest of the native dogs.^ Matagi-inu means hunting dog.

^ Matagi-inu, hunting dog .
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^ History The Akita's ancestors were dogs used for hunting.
  • Akita puppies for sale Australia. Akita breed information & breeders links 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pups4sale.com.au [Source type: News]

.The Akita Inu of today developed primarily from these dogs in the northernmost region of the island of Honshū in the Akita prefecture, thus providing the breed's name.^ It was named for the Akita Prefecture where it originated.
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^ The Akita Inu of today developed primarily from these dogs in the northernmost region of the island of Honshū in the Akita prefecture, thus providing the breed's name.
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^ Colouring is also where the breeds differ , any dog with a black mask is not an Akita Inu.
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.The Matagi's quarry included elk, antelope, boar, and Asian black bear.^ Accompanied by a hunter, they located, followed, and held or tackled bear, elk, and boar--activities which make them a hound.

^ The large game of this area consisted of boar, elk, and the small Yezo bear, like this one.
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^ Some believe the dogs were originally bred for hunting such prey as wild boar, deer and black bear.
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.This swift, agile, unswervingly tenacious precursor dog tracked large game and held it at bay until the hunters arrived to make the kill.^ This swift, agile, unswervingly tenacious precursor dog tracked large game and held it at bay until the hunters arrived to make the kill.
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  • Petango.com - American Akita - Breed Profile, Description 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They simply tracked and held the bear at bay whilst the hunter did the killing.
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^ For several hundred years, these dogs were used in male-female pairs to hold game such as bear, boar, deer at bay until the hunter arrived.
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  • rec.pets.dogs: Akitas Breed-FAQ 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Recent DNA analysis found that the Akita was among the most ancient dog breeds.^ Akita Breed of Dog - 5 results .
  • Akita Breed of Dog: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Akita Inu dog breed is a dominant breed.

^ The Akita is a large breed dog.
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.During World War II, the number of Akita dogs greatly diminished because of the lack of food.^ During World War II. the statue was confiscated for the production of weapons.

^ Early in the war the dogs suffered from lack of nutritious food.
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^ During World War II, the number of Akita dogs greatly diminished because of the lack of food.
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.There were also orders to capture all dogs except German Shepherds in order to use their fur for warm army uniforms.^ The police ordered the capture and confiscation of all dogs other than the German Shepherd Dogs, which were used as military dogs.
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^ There were also orders to capture all dogs except German shepherds, in order to use their fur for warm army uniforms.
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  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Only German Shepherds were spared because of their use as military dogs.

.During the occupation years following the war, the breed began to thrive again through the efforts of Morie Sawataishi and others.^ During the occupation years following the war, the breed began to thrive again through the efforts of Sawataishi and others.
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  • Petango.com - American Akita - Breed Profile, Description 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.petango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the occupation years following the war, the breed began to thrive again.
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^ Later during World War II, servicemen took some home with them and the breed expanded.
  • Japanese Akita Dog Breed | Dog Breeds | Dog Breed info 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.nutrecare.co.uk [Source type: General]

.For the first time, Akitas were bred for a standardized appearance.^ Akita were later bred with Hokkaido and Karafuto dogs, which were introduced to mainland Japan after the First Sino-Japanese War.
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

^ First was the story of Hachi-Ko, one of the most revered Japanese Akitas of all time.
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^ Akita were later bred with Hokkaido and Karafuto dogs (also known as the Sakhalin Husky ), which were introduced to mainland Japan after the First Sino-Japanese War .
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.Akita fanciers in Japan began gathering and exhibiting the remaining Akitas and producing litters in order to restore the breed to sustainable numbers and to accentuate the original characteristics of the breed muddied by crosses to other breeds.^ The Akita Inu Dog Breed is a large dog originating in Japan.

^ Ears-The ears of the Akita are characteristic of the breed.

^ Akita fanciers in Japan began gathering and exhibiting the remaining Akitas and producing litters in order to restore the breed to sustainable numbers and to accentuate the original characteristics of the breed muddied by crosses to other breeds.
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.US servicemen fell in love with the Akita and imported many of them into the US upon and after their return.^ US servicemen fell in love with the Akita and smuggled many of them into the US when they returned.
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^ US servicemen fell in love with the Akita and imported many of them into the US upon and after their return.
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^ All of us love Akitas dearly, but we're also the first to tell you that they are not a dog for everyone.

.The Japanese Akita and American Akita began to diverge in type through the middle and later part of the 20th century with the Japanese Akita fanciers focusing on restoring the breed as a work of Japanese art and American Akita fanciers selecting for the larger, heavier-boned dogs that emerged from the post-war times.^ Akita Breed of Dog - 5 results .
  • Akita Breed of Dog: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The Akita is a large breed dog.
  • Akita Inu Information, Pictures and Puppies: Japanese Akita | GreatDogSite.com 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.greatdogsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes,they are related to the Akita.They are the smallest of the Japanese breeds of dog.
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.Both types derive from a common ancestry, but marked differences can be observed between the two.^ Both types derive from a common ancestry, but marked differences can be observed between the two.
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^ To date, The AKC and CKC, guided by their national breed clubs, consider American and Japanese Akitas to be two types of the same breed, allowing free breeding between the two.
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^ The whole look is different between the American and Japanese type and this is what constitutes the mutually exclusive difference.

.First, while American Akitas are acceptable in all colors, Japanese Akitas are only permitted to be red, fawn, sesame, white, or brindle.^ Colour In Japan, Akitas come in only four colours: Red Fawn, Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), Brindle, and White.
  • Akita puppies for sale Australia. Akita breed information & breeders links 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.pups4sale.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Akitas come in any color including white, brindle or pinto.
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^ The Japanese Akitas comes in only four colours: Red Fawn, Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips) Brindle and White.
  • Akita Dog Breed and Information 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.heydogs.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, American Akitas may be pinto and/or have black masks, unlike Japanese Akitas.^ He was a red pinto with a blaze and black mask.
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^ Japanese vs. American Akitas .
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^ The Pinto color is not accepted as a Japanese Akita color, but only as an American Akita color.
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.Much debate occurs among Akita fanciers of both types whether there are or should be two breeds of Akita.^ Akitas in other countries are of both types.
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^ Both types would still be Akitas.

^ There are two types of dog in this breed, the Akita Inu (found primarily in Japan) and the American Akita (found in most other countries).
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.To date, the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club, guided by their national breed clubs, consider American and Japanese Akitas to be two types of the same breed, allowing free breeding between the two.^ Japanese type Akita .
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^ Till the begun of the year 2000 were American Akitas unacceptable types of the Japanese national breed for the Japan.
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^ The Japan Kennel Club and the FCI consider Dewa line Akitas to be a separate breed, called the Great Japanese Dog or the American Akita.
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  • Akita Dog Breed Info, Pic and Temperament 31 January 2010 12:012 UTC www.dogsobediencetraining.com [Source type: General]

.The FCI and Kennel Clubs in most other nations consider Japanese and American Akitas as separate breeds.^ The Japan Kennel Club and the FCI consider Dewa line Akitas to be a separate breed, called the Great Japanese Dog or the American Akita.
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^ Akitas from Japan and Akitas from the U.S. and other countries are all registered with the American Kennel Club as "Akitas."
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^ Japanese vs. American Akitas .
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See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://users.pullman.com/lostriver/breeddata.htm Dog Longevity Web Site, Breed Data page. Compiled by K. M. Cassidy. Retrieved July 5, 2007
  2. ^ http://users.pullman.com/lostriver/weight_and_lifespan.htm Dog Longevity Web Site, Weight and Longevity page. Compiled by K. M. Cassidy. Retrieved July 5, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/570 Kennel Club/British Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Committee. 2004. Purebred Dog Health Survey. Retrieved July 5, 2007
  4. ^ http://www.vet.purdue.edu/epi/akita_final_2.pdf Akita Club of America National Health Survey 2000-2001. Prepared by Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, L. Glickman, N. Glickman, and M Raghaven, in consultation with the Akita Club of America Health and Genetics Committee. Retrieved March 17, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.jawt.co.uk/vkh.html
  6. ^ Collie or Pug? Study Finds the Genetic Code

References

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Simple English

The Akita is a breed of dog from Japan. It is usually 60-70 cm high and weighs 35-50 kg. Female Akitas are 5 to 10 kg lighter. They can be many colors.

Akitas originate from Akita Prefecture, in north of Japan.


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