• Akita

    Akitas are large and powerful dogs with short stature and thick muscles. They have broad heads, deep muzzles, erect ears, and fluffy, curled-over tails.

  • Group: Asian and Oceanian
    Lifespan: 10–13 yr
    Height: 24–28 in
    Weight: 60–121 lb

  • Care

    Double coats allow Akitas to withstand harsh temperatures. But they also require above-average grooming. Though the breed is low-shedding and Akitas groom themselves (as cats do), you should brush them at least once per week to remove loose fur. These dogs also blow their dense undercoats twice a year during seasonal shedding. So, get the vacuum cleaner ready. As with all dogs, Akitas require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings. Maintaining good dental hygiene is vital for their overall long-term health, and the sooner you get them into a good dental care routine, the better.

    As with all dogs, Akitas require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings. Maintaining good dental hygiene is vital for their overall long-term health, and the sooner you get them into a good dental care routine, the better.

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  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Pemphigus, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal dysplasia, sebaceous adenitis
    Glaucoma

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.