The Akita is a Japanese dog breed of large size. Originating from the mountains of northern Japan, the Akita has a short double coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds. Historically, they were used by matagi for guarding and the hunting of bears.

Note: Akitas are available for adoption on dogsblog.com periodically. So bookmark this page and visit regularly to be kept up to date.

In the meantime, have you thought about adopting a Akita crossbreed? They may come in all shapes and sizes but are likely to include some of your favorite breed’s traits.