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Type
Dog
Mammals
Kingdom
Animalia
Class
Mammalia

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Akita

The Akita is one of three spitz-type dogs native to Japan. At one time, only the Japanese aristocracy was permitted to own the formidable hunter. The breed has changed little since the seventeenth century.

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Body
broad and deep chest
thick, muscular neck
level back
muscular loin
well-rounded ribs
Class
Mammalia
Coat
stiff outer coat
fine and thick undercoat
Color Characteristics
all colors
Common Name
Japanese Akita
Akita Inu
Akita Prefecture
Shishi Inu
Description
The Akita is one of three spitz-type dogs native to Japan. At one time, only the Japanese aristocracy was permitted to own the formidable hunter. The breed has changed little since the seventeenth century.
Ears
small
triangular
carried erect
Eyes
small
deep-set
triangular
dark brown
Forequarters
strong and powerful shoulders
legs heavily boned
elbows close to the body
Head
broad, flat, and heavy forming a blunt triangle
well-defined stop
strong, short muzzle
black nose
Height
66 to 71 cm
Hindquarters
muscular
bone comparable to forequarters
hocks less angular than other breeds
Kingdom
Animalia
Photo Source
Bing Images
Tail
thick
carried high and curved over the back of the dog
Title
Akita
Type
Mammals
Dog
Unique
1
Weight
40 to 50 kg

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