Akita Puppy Care

Akita Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 45 – 50kg (100 – 110lbs).
Female – 32 – 45kg (70 – 100lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 66 – 71cm (26 – 28in).
Female – 61 – 66cm (24 – 26in).

Coat:
Double coat – straight, harsh outer coat and soft, dense under coat.

Average Life Span:
10 – 12 years.

Average Litter Size:
6 – 8 puppies.

Akita Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.

When taking on Akita puppies there are some essential pointers to consider. Obedience training is an area that will really make a difference when caring for a puppy. Akitas need to learn rules and socialisation strategies, since they normally do not automatically get along with other dogs or young children. By adding proper obedience training to the daily routine of Akita puppies your dog will become more sociable and manageable.

Quite extensive grooming is needed to cope with the coat of Akita puppies. Since the Akita puppy possesses two coats, great amounts of grooming are necessary, especially when the undercoat is shed twice a year. By introducing this process from a young age, your dog will get used to it and be more receptive as they grow. You can also introduce your pup to bathing at this stage, but be gentle with them and use only a small amount of diluted shampoo. It is best to get Akita puppies ready for later life so try to cover every area that they will experience when older too, allowing them to get used to it and be prepared.

Above all, never forget that Akita puppies are a prime companion dog. They are extremely loyal to their family and love to share affection. Puppyhood is the perfect time to develop the bond between dog and family, allowing them to realise who is boss but also that you are not a threat. This can take the form of short daily exercise, play time and training, developing into more arduous tasks as they grow. It is important to remember that, while this breed can be challenging, caring for Akita puppies is generally a joyous time where you can thoroughly enjoy owning a dog.

While looking after Akita puppies it is important to focus on a few key points. Providing obedience training is vital as it will allow you to gain control over your dog and be a fantastic bonding experience for you both. Grooming is also necessary – pay particular attention to the coat during shedding season for the best results. It is also important to put aside time for simply getting to know your pup, allowing them to develop a bond and sense of loyalty that can’t be broken. You should not underestimate how important this time is for Akita puppies so by following these points it will turn out for the best.


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