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.
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.
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
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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.