Hachiko - the real story
The Akita Inu dog is the main character in the film Hachiko Story. Good, everyone knows, at least, the American remake of a popular Japanese film, with Richard Gere in…

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Colors Akita Inu, Siba Inu and BLA
Recently, the breed began to gain popularity, there were already several “About Breed” on Picaba, only there were not only Akita, but also BYAS (Am. Akita), Siba-Inu. So let me…

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Breed dogs "Akita Inu"
The Akita Inu dog breed is a unique and one of a kind species that has been awarded the title of the Nature Monument of Japan. The Akita-Inu breed has…


Akita character
Character traits of this unique dog are not at all difficult to describe, since they are inherent only in Akita and have been preserved by it for many centuries. The…

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American Akita vs Akita Inu

Many people do not understand that American Akita and Akita Inu are two different breeds. But what distinguishes them?
American Akita and Akita Inu have differences in color, body shape, size and personality.
The size

American Akita surpasses its Japanese cousin in height and weight.
The height of Akita Inu is 58-70 cm, weight 23-39 kg
The height of the American Akita – 61-71 cm, weight – 36-66 kg

American Akita has all colors and markings. Some even have black masks and white spots on their foreheads. Akita Inu has four colors: brindle, red deer, red fawn with black tips and white. They have no black masks.
Body shape

American Akita and Akita Inu also differ in the size and shape of the head and the structure of the eyes. The American Akita has a wide head and small deep eyes that resemble a bear. In contrast, Akita Inu has a fox face and almond-shaped eyes.
Body shape is also different in these two breeds. The American Akita has a stocky, muscular body with large bones, and the Akita Inu seems to have a thinner assembly.

American Akita Akita Inu
See also: See how fast an Akita puppy grows

Both breeds have similar temperaments, but some subtle differences deserve attention.
Dogs of both breeds are independent and stubborn, loyal and good protectors. Both eschew strangers and don’t get along with small pets.

Both breeds are very affectionate and loving with their masters. They can be aggressive towards other dogs, but gentle, compassionate and trusting their owners.
They are also very clean dogs that rarely bark. However, this does not mean that they are silent! Dogs of both breeds are known for their “talkativeness”, they grumble, grunts, groan and mumble, communicating in this way with their owners.
Dogs of both breeds are very similar in character, and if you decide to get one of them, then you need to decide who you like best – a bear cub or a chanterelle.

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