The Akita

The Akita

Large-sized dog, sturdily built, well balances and with much substance; secondary sex characteristics strongly marked, with high nobility and dignity in modesty; constitution tough.

Colour: Red fawn, sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), brindle and white. All the above mentioned colours except white must have “urajiro” (whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of the jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs).

The inclusion of sesame in the FCI standard may seem misleading since true sesame Akita has not been produced in decades. Perhaps it is out of respect to the country of origin whose first Akita breeding club also lists “goma” as an acceptable colour in its standard for nostalgic reasons.

There are the following brindle types:

  • KURATORA (black brindle)
  • AKATORA (red brindle)
  • SHIMOFURI (silver brindle) which is actually a sub-type



Food should be carefully considered and constant.

You should definitely continue to feed the puppy the food given by your breeder.

We feed our adult dogs twice a day.

Do not change the food quickly and without good reasons. Allergies can occur suddenly.


Basically, the Akita is a robust dog, but allergies and skin diseases can occur.

These diseases should be pointed out in particular, unfortunately there are no tests to date to be able to rule out these diseases in advance:

Sebaceous adenitis in an uncommon skin disease found in some breeds of dog, characterised by an inflammatory response against the dog's sebaceous glands (glands found in the hair follicles in the skin dermis), which can lead to the destruction of the gland.

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Uveodermatologic syndrome is a rare disease in which the dog's immune system forms antibodies against its own pigment cells in the skin and light-sensing cells in the back of the eye. It causes red, painful eyes, skin depigmentation on the face and footpads, and premature whitening of the hair.

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