They are famously brave and loyal, but how much do you know about the distinctive and distinguished Akita?

Akita Trivia: Here are 10 fun and fascinating things you should know about the popular Akita dog breed 🐶

They’re one of the most distinctive breeds of dog, but how much do you know about the courageous Akita?

Thursday, 12th May 2022, 4:09 pm

The last couple of years have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup.

Those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with allergies will be looking for a hypoallergenic dog.

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There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One dog that often appears on prospective owner’s canine wishlists is the Akita – a breed that can be willful but are alert, courageous, and fiercely loyal to their family.

Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the breed.

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