The Akita Breed

History of the Akita Breed

"Is your dog a Husky mix? Part Chow?" If you own an Akita, you’ve probably heard questions like these. Many people are familiar with the Akita’s...

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Akitas are generally very healthy dogs. Like all purebred animals, however, they are subject to some genetic disorders. The most common heritable ones...

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Akita Breed Standard (AKC)

The official breed standard was completed and approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC) on April 4, 1973. About the same time, the stud books were...

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