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Akita adult black and white

Akita

Akitas are very appreciative of company yet fiercely independent and calm, and capable of taking the initiative without vacillating.

About the Akita

These guard dogs are big and sturdily built, with lots of substance and an aptitude to athletics that makes them well suited to long walks and exercise. The Akita has a noble and dignified expression that has made them popular across the world.

Except for white, all coat colours are “urajiro”, which means that the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, under the jaw, neck, chest, belly, underside of the tail and the inside of the legs are covered with whitish hair.

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Japan
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FCI Group 5, AKC Working Group
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Even-tempered / Loyal / Calm / Obedient

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  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs an experienced owner
  • Requires moderate grooming

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