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... jaw line, which is itself very powerful. The Akita is usually compared, head wise, to a bears in shape. Their ears add to this comparison. They are small and round-tipped, thickly muscled and point forwards and inwards. Like a teddy bear. Seen from above the Akitas facial features are all triangular, held within a main triangle. This is to do with the shape of each feature and also with their markings which enhance the triangle. The Akitas eyes, as has already been said, are intelligent and have an aloof look a...more
I have 3 Japanese Akitas. A bitch and 2 dogs. The Japanese Akita is the second largest breed of dogs which form up the Utility Group; powerful, athletic but surprisingly elegant and agile. It should always be remembered, when looking at the Akita, that he was bred, originally, as a hunting dog. Bear this in mind when judging the compact package that the Akita is; the power in all his appearance and the tightness of muscle, bones, skin and features are all aides for hunting large animals. Adult dogs should reach a minimum height of 26 inches (66cm) and a maximum of 28 inches (71cms). He should weigh in at around 110lb. The standard ...
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