Canis ISSN: 2398-2942


Synonym(s): Japanese Akita


General information

  • Once used in Japan for pit fighting, its use also included large-game hunting.
  • This is the only large Japanese breed.
  • Not a demonstrative breed, the Akita is a good companion. Not easily obedience trained, and sometimes difficult to handle. The Akita has a reputation for being aggressive towards other dogs.
  • Very suitable for a colder climate, but does require regular grooming.
  • Most suitable for an experienced dog handler.

Biological Data

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