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Akita
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
Canidae
Size:
24-28 inches (61-71 cm.)
Weight:
75-120 lbs. (34-54 kg.)
Color:
pure white, red, sesame and brindle
Life Span:
about 10-12 years
 
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Akita

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Akita Description
  The Akita is the largest of the Japanese Spitz-type breeds. It is a powerful, solid, well-proportioned and distinctive looking dog. Its broad, blunt, and triangular shaped head is flat, strong and muscular with a short, strong muzzle. The stop is well-defined and there is a shallow groove going up the center of the forehead. Its ears are small and erect and are carried forward and in line with the neck. The dark brown eyes are small and triangular. It generally has a black nose, but it may be brown. Its lips are black and its tongue is pink. The Akita is somewhat longer than it is tall. It has a deep, broad chest and level back. It carries it tail high and curled over the back. Its feet are webbed and cat-like which help them to be excellent swimmers. It has a double coat. The outer coat is harsh and waterproof and the inner coat used for insulation is thick and soft.  
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