Distinct feature : Akitas are large, powerful dogs with much substance and bone. They have a broad chest and neck which serves as a solid base for the Akita’s large head.
Coat : The coat of the Akita is short to moderate in length, but very dense and consists of two layers. The Akita’s undercoat is very soft and is the primary insulator, while the outer coat, or the guard hair, is slightly longer and coarser.
Temperament : The Akita is docile, intelligent, courageous and fearless. Careful and very affectionate with its family. Sometimes spontaneous, it needs a firm, confident, consistent pack leader.
Activity : The Akita needs moderate but regular exercise to stay in shape. It should be taken for long daily walks.