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Ben - Akita (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-509378
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Date Listed: 04/01/2017
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rescue
Breed: Akita
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Ben

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with Black
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/01/2017
Location: Santa Clarita, CA 91321
USA
USA
Tags: Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Akita (long coat). Ben is a magnificent long coat Akita who was rescued by his family when he was just a baby. They love Ben dearly and have spoiled him for the last 3 years, but sadly, they recently hit hard times and have no choice but to rehome him. Ben is selective with other dogs and seems to be tolerant of well-behaved cats. He is temporarily in boarding out of the area while we help his family, but he will be with us soon. We'd like to see Ben go into an Akita-experienced home where he will be cherished and loved forever. For more information, please visit our website at: www.akitaangels.org and download our Adoption Application under "Adoption Process."

Akita

A.K.A. : Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, American Akita, Great Japanese Dog
Overview: The Akita was developed to hunt bears in Japan and, as such, is a great guard dog. They're strong and loyal, often employed by police for active duty.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:85-130, female:65-110
Height (in): male:25-28, female:23-26
Colors: Any color, including white, pinto, or brindle.
Coat: The hair is straight and coarse, and the undercoat is soft and dense.
Character: Akitas are intelligent and calm. Though great watch dogs, they bark infrequently.
Temperament: This breed prefers not to have other dogs in the family. There may be problems if they do not become acquainted with cats and other household pets early in life. They get along with children that are respectful of their space.
Care: The Akita is a shedder. At least twice a year, groom it with a metal-toothed comb.
Training: A good deal of patience and persistence is required when training this breed.
Activity: Akitas are able to adjust to your schedule. Daily walks are good, but they seem to handle foregoing a walk, if needed.
Country of Origin: Japan
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, immune diseases, skin problems, eye, and knee problems.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Akita Breed
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