I am Akita, a large, fearless dog breed from the mountainous region of Northern Japan. I have an intimidating but noble presence. After all, I used to guard the royalties and nobles in feudal Japan, which also means it not easy to scare me. On top of that, I like challenges. All-in-all, I take it as my duty to protect my loved ones, and I am affectionate, respectable towards my people.
Usually, Akita is a large but silent dog breed, which is wary of strangers and intolerant of other animals. However, when it comes to the loved ones, this dog doesn't shy from showing its silly yet affectionate nature. In fact, Akita thrives when it is with a human companion. Hence, it is no surprise that this breed is hardwired to protect the people it loves.
To be honest, Akita doesn't adapt well to apartment living. On top of that, it is not good at living alone, and it barks and howls a lot. What's more, Akita sheds a lot, hence grooming it, is a hell of a task. And it is not easy to train. All of the previously mentioned things indicate Akita is not for rookies. This dog breed is for experienced dog owners. Moreover, Akita can tolerate cold seasons but not hot summers, so it should be kept in cold places.
In terms of sizes, while the male Akita can grow up to 70 cm, the female can be 64cm tall. Plus, male Akita's weight varies between 100-130 lb (45-59 kg), and females weigh up to 70-100 lb (32-45 kg).
Generally, Akita is a not highly active dog at the same time, it is filled with lots of playfulness and loves playing energetically. Plus, it requires exercises, and it is not easier to train tough it is an intelligent dog breed. However, Akita should be trained from the puppyhood. Further, Akita does everything with full intensity, whether it is an outdoor activity or an indoor one.
As previously discussed, Akita is not a highly active dog breed, but it still requires moderate exercises. For instance, a jog or walk around a block once a day is usually enough for Akita.