Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Akita Pictures

(American Akita)

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The front left side of a black with white Akita that is laying across a tiled floor next to a carpet. It is looking forward, its mouth is open and tongie is sticking out.

14-month-old Akita named Conrad

Note: There are two types of Akitas, the original Japanese Akita breed and now a separate designation for American standard Akitas. The weights and sizes are different and the American standard allows a black mask, whereas the original Japanese breed standard does not allow for a black mask. According to the FCI, in Japan and in many other countries around the world the American Akita is considered a separate breed from the Akita Inu (Japanese Akita). In the United States and Canada, both the American Akita and the Akita Inu are considered a single breed with differences in type rather than two separate breeds.

Other Dog Breed Names
  • American Akita
  • American Hakita
The left side of a white with black Akita puppy is running across a snow covered field to play with a ball

"This is a picture of my puppy Akita, Juno. In this photo she is 4 months old. Akitas are by far my favorite breed of dog. They are powerful, smart, beautiful, loving and loyal dogs. Since my fiancee and I rescued her from the SPCA, we have been applying all of Cesar's "ways" and it has been nothing but good. She is on a schedule. When we wake, it is straight outside, then breakfast, then love. It does help that she was a very calm dog when we first got her. Even though she is a puppy, she is doing great in our new apartment. I would say she is one of the happiest dogs I have been around."

The front right side of a white with black Akita that is laying across a blanket with windowed doors behind it.

Juno the Akita at 2 years old

The left side of a white with black Akita that is sleeping on its side on a blanket

Juno the Akita at 2 years old

A black and brown with white Akita is laying down on its side on a floor

Hercules, an adult Akita

The front right side of a black and brown with white Akita that is sitting under a table with a green leash that appears to be chewed

Hercules, an adult Akita

A black and brown with white Akita sitting next to a chair with a leash on

Hercules, an adult Akita

The front right side of a black and brown with white Akita that is laying down on the floor with its mouth open, it is looking up and to the right.

Hercules, an adult Akita

The front right side of a black and brown with white Akita that is laying down on a floor under a table with its mouth open and tongue back

Hercules, an adult Akita

The front right side of a black and brown with white Akita laying down on the floor under a table. Its mouth open and tongue out

Hercules, an adult Akita

A black and brown with white Akita is laying down on the floor under a table looking back

Hercules, an adult Akita

The left side of a tan with black long haired Akita that is standing on a lawn with its tongue out.

"This is my sweet teddy bear Akita named EZ. He's a purebred long-coated Akita. He was definitely a mama's boy. But he very much loved my husband and two sons. He was calm and extremely friendly."

A tan with black long haired Akita is laying on its back with paws up

EZ the purebred long-coated Akita

The front left side of a tan with black long haired Akita laying on the carpet with a baby crawling on his back. It is looking to the left, its mouth is open and tongue is out.

"EZ and my German Shepherd were the stuffed animal bandits. EZ LOVED my youngest son’s stuffed teddy bears. He never chewed them up, but he and his partner in crime would sneak in there during the night and steal them and carry them to his doggie bed in the living room. Nearly every morning I'd see him curled up with 2 or 3 teddies. :)"

Top down view of a tan with black longcoated Akita that is laying down next to a baby goat

"Over the years he's had a pet cat, goat and two dogs. To see that pack play was quite a sight, if you can only imagine. The goat had no idea it wasn't a dog. And it thought EZ was its mother. The cat chased the dogs... Craziness... lol..."

The back left side of a tan with black Longcoated Akita as a puppy getting food from a bowl

EZ the purebred long-coated Akita as a young puppy

The back of a tan with black Akita puppy that is looking out of a window with a young boy sitting next to him

EZ the purebred long-coated Akita as a young puppy

Close up - A black with white Akita is laying down in kitchen on a tiled floor and it is looking forward. Its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out.

14-month-old Akita named Conrad

The right side of a black and white Akita Inu that is standing in snow and there is a person behind it holdign a leash.

Photo courtesy of Kira Shira Akitas

A tan with black Akita Inu puppy is sitting in front of a window on a carpet. It is looking down and to the right. Its mouth is open and its tongue is hanging out.

Introducing the Adorable Hachi, shown here as a puppy at 3 months old

A tan with black Akita Inu Puppy is sitting in front of a window with a green ribbon on its collar. It is looking forward, its mouth is open and tongue is sticking out.

Hachi as a 3 month old puppy