American Akita Dog


BREED GROUP: GROUP : SPITZ AND NORDIC BREEDS

Proportions: Continental Kennel Club recognizes two types within the Akita breed; the traditional Japanese and the American type. In either type, males should appear masculine, being more substantial in size and mass, while females should appear more feminine and slightly less substantial.



Neither should lack overall type. American Akita: Square to off-square with length of the body, measured from the point of the forechest to the point of the rump being just slightly greater than the height at the withers. The ideal body height to length ratio is between 5:4 and 10:9. Females may be slightly longer.


The body is solid, well-put together, substantial, with sturdy substance and moderately strong one. Japanese Akita: The Japanese Akita is a large, sturdy, and balanced dog breed. The body is strongly muscled, with moderate bone.









It is both agile and athletic for a dog of his size and must never appear heavy in bone or excessive in mass. The body proportions are somewhat square to being equal, or with the body length being just greater than height.


The ideal body length to height ratios range from 1:1 to 11:10, with females being slightly longer than males. The body is well put together.

MOVEMENT



American Akita: Powerful, brisk, energetic, effortless, efficient, agile, and resilient. The characteristics of healthy structure are evident: when moving away, the forelegs and rear pasterns should remain parallel to one another. When viewing movement from the front, the forelegs should remain parallel, with elbows and paws moving neither moving in nor out.


From the rear, the back pads should be visible when the rear legs are extended. As speed increases, the forelimbs and hindlimbs will converge to the center line of gravity. From the side, the topline should remain firm and level. Good reach of movement in the front allows the forepaw to extend out in a line with the nose. The width between the forefeet when extended should be approximately equal to the width between the hindfeet when extended, indicating balance, good reach, and good drive.










Dogs that exhibit any sign of breathing or locomotive difficulty shall be disqualified from the show ring.Japanese Akita: Powerful, brisk, energetic, effortless, efficient, agile, and resilient. The characteristics of healthy structure are evident: when moving away, the forelegs and rear pasterns should remain parallel to one another. When viewing movement from the front, the forelegs should remain parallel, with elbows and paws moving neither in nor out. From the rear, the back pads should be visible when the rear legs are extended.


As speed increases, the forelimbs and hindlimbs will converge to the center line of gravity. From the side, the topline should remain firm and level. Good reach of movement in the front allows the forepaw to extend out in a line with the nose. The width between the forefeet when extended should be approximately equal to the width between the hindfeet when extended, indicating balance, good reach, and good drive. Dogs that exhibit any sign of breathing or locomotive difficulty shall be disqualified from the show ring.




TEMPERAMENT



American Akita: The Akita is dignified and an independent thinker. He nobly keeps watch of all that he surveys and deems to be he makes an excellent companion and watch dog. The American Akita was once notoriously known as the Japanese Fighting Akita because it was developed from Akita strains that were used in the dog-fighting rings. While breeding for tolerance and acceptance of people and other dogs has been one of the improvements that Akita breeders have strived for, some individuals may be prone to intraspecific and same-sex aggression if early socialization and obedience are not implemented. The Akita is an immensely intelligent breed, so long as the subject he is being taught interests him.


Otherwise, he can become disinterested in a Keeping tasks and activities interesting, motivating, and engaging is certain to gain his attention and compliance. While devoted and loyal to his people, he can be notoriously intolerant toward other dogs and animals, possibly displaying indifference or disinterest toward strangers as well. Any unprovoked aggressive or fearful behavior toward people is incorrect for this breed.







Japanese Akita: The Japanese Akita is a docile, self-composed, receptive, and devoted dog breed. He is dignified and an independent thinker.


He nobly keeps watch of all that he surveys and deems to be he makes an excellent companion and watch dog. While breeding for tolerance and acceptance of people and other dogs has been one of the improvements that Akita breeders have strived for, some individuals may be prone to intraspecific and same-sex aggression if early socialization and obedience is not implemented. The Akita is an immensely intelligent breed, so long as the subject he is being taught interests him. Otherwise, he can become disinterested in a task, what and activities interesting, motivating, and engaging is certain to gain his attention and compliance. While devoted and loyal to his people, he can be notoriously intolerant toward other dogs and animals, possibly displaying indifference or disinterest toward strangers as well.


Any unprovoked aggressive or fearful behavior toward people is incorrect for this breed.

COAT



Skin: American Akita: The skin is well-fitted, pliant, never appearing saggy or loose. It should allow for some flexibility without obscuring the outline of the dog. Japanese Akita: The skin is tightly fitted throughout Coat Type: Harsh, straight, weather-resistant outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. Hair on head, ears, and lower legs is shorter.


Hair on tail is longest and most profuse. Never with profuse ruff or feathering Coat Color or Pattern: American Akita: CKC recognizes two color varieties of the American Akita breed: the standard color and nonstandard color variety. Standard coat color variety: Any solid color ranging from light silvery cream, red, or dark brownish red, all with or without black light brindle, to medium brindle, to heavy or reversed brindle. undercoat, all with silver or black overlay, solid colors black, all with or without white markings covering less than one-third of the Nonstandard coat color variety: Liver, blue, silver, Isabella solids, creams or tans with the non-standard colored masks and mask extensions not permissible.

COAT



Skin: American Akita: The skin is well-fitted, pliant, never appearing saggy or loose.


It should allow for some flexibility without obscuring the outline of the dog. Japanese Akita: The skin is tightly fitted throughout Coat Type: Harsh, straight, weather-resistant outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. Hair on head, ears, and lower legs is shorter. Hair on tail is longest and most profuse. Never with profuse ruff or feathering Coat Color or Pattern: American Akita: CKC recognizes two color varieties of the American Akita breed: the standard color and nonstandard color variety.


Standard coat color variety: Any solid color ranging from light silvery cream, red, or dark brownish red, all with or without black light brindle, to medium brindle, to heavy or reversed brindle. undercoat, all with silver or black overlay, solid colors black, all with or without white markings covering less than one-third of the Nonstandard coat color variety: Liver, blue, silver, Isabella solids, creams or tans with the non-standard colored masks and mask extensions not permissible.

BREED GROUP: GROUP : SPITZ AND NORDIC BREEDS



Proportions: Continental Kennel Club recognizes two types within the Akita breed; the traditional Japanese and the American type. In either type, males should appear masculine, being more substantial in size and mass, while females should appear more feminine and slightly less substantial. Neither should lack overall type.


American Akita: Square to off-square with length of the body, measured from the point of the forechest to the point of the rump being just slightly greater than the height at the withers. The ideal body height to length ratio is between 5:4 and 10:9. Females may be slightly longer. The body is solid, well-put together, substantial, with sturdy substance and moderately strong one. Japanese Akita: The Japanese Akita is a large, sturdy, and balanced dog breed.


The body is strongly muscled, with moderate bone. It is both agile and athletic for a dog of his size and must never appear heavy in bone or excessive in mass. The body proportions are somewhat square to being equal, or with the body length being just greater than height. The ideal body length to height ratios range from 1:1 to 11:10, with females being slightly longer than males. The body is well put together.




BREED GROUP: GROUP : SPITZ AND NORDIC BREEDS



Proportions: Continental Kennel Club recognizes two types within the Akita breed; the traditional Japanese and the American type. In either type, males should appear masculine, being more substantial in size and mass, while females should appear more feminine and slightly less substantial. Neither should lack overall type. American Akita: Square to off-square with length of the body, measured from the point of the forechest to the point of the rump being just slightly greater than the height at the withers. The ideal body height to length ratio is between 5:4 and 10:9.


Females may be slightly longer. The body is solid, well-put together, substantial, with sturdy substance and moderately strong one. Japanese Akita: The Japanese Akita is a large, sturdy, and balanced dog breed. The body is strongly muscled, with moderate bone. It is both agile and athletic for a dog of his size and must never appear heavy in bone or excessive in mass.


The body proportions are somewhat square to being equal, or with the body length being just greater than height. The ideal body length to height ratios range from 1:1 to 11:10, with females being slightly longer than males. The body is well put together.

COAT



Skin: American Akita: The skin is well-fitted, pliant, never appearing saggy or loose. It should allow for some flexibility without obscuring the outline of the dog.


Japanese Akita: The skin is tightly fitted throughout Coat Type: Harsh, straight, weather-resistant outer coat with a soft, dense undercoat. Hair on head, ears, and lower legs is shorter. Hair on tail is longest and most profuse. Never with profuse ruff or feathering Coat Color or Pattern: American Akita: CKC recognizes two color varieties of the American Akita breed: the standard color and nonstandard color variety. Standard coat color variety: Any solid color ranging from light silvery cream, red, or dark brownish red, all with or without black light brindle, to medium brindle, to heavy or reversed brindle.


undercoat, all with silver or black overlay, solid colors black, all with or without white markings covering less than one-third of the Nonstandard coat color variety: Liver, blue, silver, Isabella solids, creams or tans with the non-standard colored masks and mask extensions not permissible.

TEMPERAMENT



American Akita: The Akita is dignified and an independent thinker. He nobly keeps watch of all that he surveys and deems to be he makes an excellent companion and watch dog. The American Akita was once notoriously known as the Japanese Fighting Akita because it was developed from Akita strains that were used in the dog-fighting rings. While breeding for tolerance and acceptance of people and other dogs has been one of the improvements that Akita breeders have strived for, some individuals may be prone to intraspecific and same-sex aggression if early socialization and obedience are not implemented.


The Akita is an immensely intelligent breed, so long as the subject he is being taught interests him. Otherwise, he can become disinterested in a Keeping tasks and activities interesting, motivating, and engaging is certain to gain his attention and compliance. While devoted and loyal to his people, he can be notoriously intolerant toward other dogs and animals, possibly displaying indifference or disinterest toward strangers as well. Any unprovoked aggressive or fearful behavior toward people is incorrect for this breed. Japanese Akita: The Japanese Akita is a docile, self-composed, receptive, and devoted dog breed.


He is dignified and an independent thinker. He nobly keeps watch of all that he surveys and deems to be he makes an excellent companion and watch dog. While breeding for tolerance and acceptance of people and other dogs has been one of the improvements that Akita breeders have strived for, some individuals may be prone to intraspecific and same-sex aggression if early socialization and obedience is not implemented. The Akita is an immensely intelligent breed, so long as the subject he is being taught interests him. Otherwise, he can become disinterested in a task, what and activities interesting, motivating, and engaging is certain to gain his attention and compliance.


While devoted and loyal to his people, he can be notoriously intolerant toward other dogs and animals, possibly displaying indifference or disinterest toward strangers as well. Any unprovoked aggressive or fearful behavior toward people is incorrect for this breed.

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