Large, powerful and alert, the Akita is a working breed that originated in Japan. The breed's thick double coat can be any color including white, brindle or pinto. An Akita trademark is the plush tail that curls over its back.
Akita is known as a powerful, dignified large dog breed originating from Japan. They can be quite alert with strangers but affectionate with family members. There are actually two separate varieties as Japanese Akita or the American Akita.