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Long Haired Akita: ALL You Need To Know! 2023

Long Haired Akita’s: ALL You Need To Know! 2023

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Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by israel

Akita is one beautiful breed of dog, and we are all familiar with the regular short hair Akita’s, and only a few people know that long-haired Akita exist. In this article, I will list everything you need to know about long haired Akita. Don’t forget to subscribe to our email list to get freebies and notifications whenever we post.

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Akita: Dog Breed

The Akita (秋田犬, Akita-inu, Japanese pronunciation: [akʲita.inɯ]) is a dog breed of large size originating from the mountainous regions of northern Japan. The two separate varieties of Akita are a Japanese strain, commonly called Akita Inu (inu means dog in Japanese) or Japanese Akita, and an American strain, known as the Akita or American Akita.[2] The Japanese strain occurs in a narrow palette of colors, with all other colors considered atypical of the breed, while the American strain comes in all dog colors.[3] The Akita has a short double coat similar to that of many other northern spitz breeds such as the Siberian Husky, but long-coated dogs can also be found in many litters due to a recessive gene.


Akita was used for royalties in the time past, they are good to bear hunters and they are very very respectful and loyal to their owners. Akita isn’t really friendly with unfamiliar faces. If trained well they make a good watchdog.

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What is a Long Haired Akita?

The long hair Akita is a breed or specie of Akita that have long hairs, there is however no major difference between long-haired Akita and regular Akita apart from that of the hair length, which is usually up to 5 inches in length.

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Difference between a Long coat (haired) Akita and regular Akita

The major difference between long haired Akita and regular Akita is the difference in coat or fur size (mainly length). There are a few more differences but they aren’t as notable as the length e.g bone size e.t.c

long haired Akita is more fluffy than regular Akita, they are bigger in size, and have more muscular bodies.

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Characteristics of a long haired (coat) Akita

Long haired Akita’s are only a little bit larger than the regular Akita, this might be ranging from 1-5cm in height and 3-5 kg in weight for both the Dogs (males) and Bitches (females).

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Height and Weight of an Akita

Weight27–42 kg (60–92 lb)25–36 kg (55–80 lb)
Height64–69 cm (25–27 in)58–64 cm (23–25 in)

Life Span of an Akita (Long haired Akita)

Akita’s live a long dog life, they live up to a decade. they live an average of 10-14 years

Note: Life span varies as a result of different factors such as diet and exercise and also history.

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Is an Akita a good family dog?

Yes, Akita’s are good family dogs, it is advisable to ensure that the children in the family are grown enough to know how to treat a dog well to avoid stories that touch.

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How to Take Care of an Akita

Taking care of long haired Akita is as easy as taking care of regular Akita, the only difference is the need to pay more attention to their hairs and furs.

  • They need regular brushing: brushing the furs of Akitas helps them get read of dead furs, a regular Akita can be brushed once or twice a week but a long haired Akita should be brushed 3 or more times.
  • Moderate exercise: Akita should exercise frequently, they should be taken for walks one to three times daily.
  • Lots of company: Akita are friendly animals ( to their owners) and they should be treated with care, they require company and attention over time.


Long Haired Akita Feeds

Owning a pet comes alongside its own responsibility and that of an Akita isn’t an exception, due to them appearing in bigger body sizes, the quantity of feed to be consumed by them would be way much higher

Traditionally, rice, fish and sea plants were the main foods of Akita dogs.

There should be a perfect balance of all the nutrients in the diet of an Akita for proper growth of the dog. Premium puppy food should be fed to them till the age of 4 months.

When you are feeding the home made food to an Akita, make sure that fresh ingredients are used in making the food and no preservatives have been used.

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Conclusion on long-haired Akita

The long hair Akita is a breed or specie of Akita that have long hairs, there is however no major difference between long-haired Akita and regular Akita apart from that of the hair length, which is usually up to 5 inches in length.

This post was written by Israel for Animals District

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