THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2021
🖋📸 ALL BIG DOG BREEDS
The Akita is a hefty, powerful dog breed easily identified by thick, fluffy coats and heavyset features. They will stand between 24-28 inches tall and can weigh up to 150lbs. These hardy dogs will usually live 10-12 years with proper love and care. Their dense, double-layer coats come in a wide variety of colors, ranging from solid colors to mixed patterns. Akitas also display distinct facial mask markings that are usually in contrast with the rest of their fur color. They carry their fluffy tails high over the top of their backs in a moderate or double curve. Akita dogs have large, bear-like facial features with heavy bone structures, large heads, and erect, triangular shaped ears. Their dark, deeply set eyes glimmer with intelligence and they harbor profound affection for their family members. Their intimidating size, regal appearance, and courageous guarding instincts make them great home sentries.
Akitas are usually very territorial over their property and are not initially warm with strangers.
The present-day Akita descends from the Japanese island of Honshu with records of their known existence dating as far back as the 1600s. There is even archaeological evidence that suggests dogs in similar size and build to the Akita existed thousands of years ago.