When fully matured, male Akitas typically weigh between 100 to 130 lbs while female ones normally weigh between 70 to 100 lbs. The weight of your furry companion also depends upon their height, appearance, and age.
So let’s dig in and find out the factors that affect the weight of Akitas.
The height of a mature male Akita is around 26 to 28 inches. In contrast, a mature female Akita is 24 to 26 inches tall. The height directly affects the weight of this canine. The taller Akita is, the more muscular and bulky he will get.
There are typically two kinds of Akitas, namely the American Akita and the Japanese Akita, both with slightly different physical characteristics. In addition, don’t mistake them for a Shiba Inu since both Akita and Shiba dog breeds look relatively similar.
For instance, the American Akita is muscular and has a bear-like head while the Japanese Akita tends to be slimmer and has a head similar to a fox.
One thing these Akitas both have in common is their triangular ears, however, the ears of an American Akita are erect while that of the Japanese one are positioned slightly forward.
In addition, the more muscular your Akita gets, the heavier it will weigh. Japanese Akitas will weigh between 65 to 120 lbs, much lighter than American Akitas weighing between 70 to 130 lbs.