Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Courageous Japanese Akitas
These dogs are the largest of the Japanese dog breeds. They are strong, well proportioned and unique looking dogs. Dogs of this kind are muscular, broad chested and their of backs are leveled. Akitas have long bodies with triangular shaped heads that are wide and simple looking. They have notable stops near the turning points of their backskulls and muzzles. Their shallow furrows reach all the way to their foreheads. The Akitas have small and well aligned ears that are parallel to their necks. They have broad noses that are colored black. Brown colors are seen also on white colored akitas but the approved color is black. Their tails that are splendid looking and are carried over their dog’s back. Akitas have catlike looking feet. The Akitas are double coated. Their outer coats are rugged and can resist water. They have thick coats which are soft and it gives them excellent protection when the weather is cold. The coat colors of these dogs are hard sesame, gray or tawny and light yellowish brown.guard
These dogs act instinctively but are quite obedient. They are great as family dogs because they do display affection to people whom they are close to. Dogs of this kind are fearless, intelligent and they are recognized as exceptional dogs. Akitas are faithful and dependable plus they love the companionship of persons who are close to them. Never allow these dogs to stay near the areas of other animals because they can become quite ferocoious. This can be staraightened out by training them. Akitas do not bark always but they are known to make weird sounds. These dogs are rather fierce but this could be corrected with proper training.
Akitas are liable to have thyroid problems like hypothyroid and antiimmune thyroditis, immune diseases like VKH ( the body inappropriately attacks it’s own melanocytes and it could lead dto blindness ), pemphigus, skin problems like SA and eyes ( PRA, Micro, entropion ) patella and problems with their knees.
Male Akita dogs will grow and reach as much as 24 – 26 inches in height and females Akitas will reach heights of 24 – 26 inches. Male Akita dogs will weigh as much as 75 – 120 pounds and female Akitas will weigh as much as 75 – 110 pounds. These dogs will have a lifespan of at least 11 – 15 years.