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Group Working Dogs
AKC Group AKC Working Dogs
Temperament active, independent
Size large dog breeds
Feeding Large Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Moderate Grooming
Activeness Moderately Inactive Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Moderately Unsociable Dog Breeds
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Training Moderately difficult to train dogs breeds

Akita Facts

First used for Hunting large game
Country of origins Japan
Year of origin 1600s
Colors any color (commonly white, brindle)
Height (min) 24 inches (60 cm)
Height (max) 28 inches (71 cm)
Weight (min) 77 lbs (35 kg)
Weight (max) 110 lbs (50 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 10 years
Life expectancy (max) 12 years