American Akitas are a large dog breed. So if you are considering this pooch, be prepared for them to claim ownership of your sofa and any other comfy furniture piece.
On average, the American Akita will grow between 24 to 28 inches and can weigh anywhere from 70 to 130 lbs. Males are typically larger than their female counterparts. So this is something to consider if your heart is set on this breed, but space may be a little bit of an issue.
These majestic dogs are muscular and strong, with large bones and a very imposing image. They are regularly described as looking bear-like. This is because of their small brown eyes, deeply set muzzle, and angular ears giving them a teddy-bear type physical appearance.
Coat Colors And Patterns
Unlike their Japanese cousins, the Japanese Akita, the American Akita comes in a variety of coat colors.
So finding an American Akita with the aesthetics you desire will be very easy. Some common American Akita colors are:
Every dog of this breed will have what is called a mask, and this can be found in a variety of colors, although the most common mask color is white.
The American Akita also has a medium-length, double coat. This type of coat is made up of a short and soft undercoat and a longer, coarser topcoat. Double coated breeds experience seasonal shedding, so you can expect ‘blowouts’ from the American Akita twice yearly.