Akita History

Akitas for sale in Missouri, is a breed with an amazing history.  Before Akitas had an “official” breed name, they were referred to as “snow country dogs.” The breed originated from the snowy, rural, mountainous region of Japan. Originally the Akita’s job was to hunt, guard, and herd. This swift, powerful dog was unsurpassed in his ability to track large game.  Those included deer, elk and black bear.

Japanese parents often receive a small statue of an Akita when their child is born. The Akita symbolizes protection, health, happiness, and long life.  At one time, Akita ownership was restricted to the Imperial Family and the ruling aristocracy. Caring and feeding of the Akita were detailed in elaborate ceremonies for the wealthy.   Special leashes were used to denote the Akita’s rank and the standing of his owner.

Akitas Are Famous

Famous author and political activist, Helen Keller, is credited with bringing the first Akita into the United States in 1937. She was said to have been inspired by the legendary Hachiko.  He was the loyal dog who became world famous for waiting nine years at a train station.  He had hoped his dead owner would return one day.   Keller found the dogs to be “gentle, companionable, and trusty.

Akita for Sale Exercise Requirement

Surprisingly, the Akita is not an active breed.  Because of this,  he only requires moderate exercise. A brisk walk or jog around the neighborhood at least once a day will meet the Akitas needs. Akitas for sale in Missouri also love to play in the yard exploring the sights, sounds and smells. You should be aware, however, that yards should be kept very secure. The Akita will not respond well to strangers entering. They are also quite the escape artists, so ensure your Akita cannot get out. It’s very important that when playing with your dog outdoors, you do so in a securely fenced-in area. When walking or jogging, your Akita should also always be on a leash.  Socializing your Akita is vital. This will help to make sure they become balanced adults.

Are Akitas for Sale in Missouri Family Dogs?

The Akita was never bred to live or work in groups, rather to be alone or in a pair.  The Akita is happy to be an only dog and can be aggressive toward other dogs not in his family group. Properly socialized, an Akita can learn to tolerate other animals.    The Akita is loyal and affectionate toward his family and friends.   Also, he’s quite territorial about his home and aloof with strangers. They are excellent watchdogs and will only bark when there is truly something amiss.  He has extreme strength and endurance.   Thus, he needs dedicated training to help him properly channel energy. Being an intelligent breed, however, the Akita can easily become bored with training.   The Akita is a large, hardy breed, that has been bred for centuries as a companion in the home. The loyalty and devotion they display is well loved among Akita owners.

Akita Temperament

The Akita can, however, have aggressive tendencies. Usually, the aggression is toward other dogs. They are not typically aggressive toward people. For instance, have highly developed protection instincts and care should be taken when unfamiliar people enter your home. This validates the importance of early training for the Akita, to avoid future problems.  As for children in the home, the Akita will be as loyal toward them as any family member. Of course, young children in general, should never be left alone with any large dogs.   Especially when they are new to the family.  Besides their extreme loyalty, the Akita likes to keep very clean, and is easily housebroken. These two characteristics make them desirable to have in the home. Some have described the Akita as being almost “cat-like,” as they are so clean and odorless.

Akita Grooming

As dog breeds go, Akitas are clean and tend to have very little odor. They also don’t require a lot of grooming despite having a thick and luxurious double coat. They shed minimally throughout most of the year but do have at least two ‘blowouts’ a year. A ‘blow out’ will involve your Akita shedding very profusely.  Its hair will come out in clumps all over your house. However, more regular grooming and a good brushing regime will help keep the shedding under control.

Akitas for Sale Coat Colors

Akitas come in many colors. This includes any colors of white; brindle; or pinto. Colors are rich, brilliant and clear. Markings are well balanced, with or without mask or blaze. White Akitas have no mask. Pinto has a white background with large, evenly placed patches covering head.  It also covers more than one-third of body. Undercoat may be a different color from outer coat.

Akitas for Sale in Missouri

If you are serious about aquiring one of these puppies, we specialize in the beautiful Akita!  First, fill out our Puppy Application to determine that this breed is a good fit for you.  The next step is to start the Process to begin your journey to bring home one of your own little fur-babies.  We walk you through every step and help you get everything all ready!