Other names Great Japanese Dog (Obsolete)
Nicknames Akita Country of origin Japan Height Male 64-70 cm (25 ¼-27 ½ in) Female 58-64 cm (22 ¾-25 ¼ in) Coat Coarse, straight, with soft undercoat Color Red, fawn, sesame, brindle, pure white, all with whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs (Urajiro) Litter size 3–12 puppies, avg. 7–8 Life span 11–15 years
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The Akita Inu (秋田犬) is a Japanese breed of large dog. Named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated, it is sometimes called the Akita-ken based on the Sino-Japanese reading of the same kanji. In most countries (with the exception of the Australian, American and Canadian Kennel Clubs), it is considered a separate breed from the American Akita and is also colloquially known as the "Japanese Akita". "Inu" means "dog."