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Akita breeders uk, UK Akita breeders, Top Quality Akitas, American akita, Japanese Akita Inu

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                     Akita & Japanese Akita Inu Breed Standard 
AKITA BREED STANDARD
 
General Appearance
Large, powerful, alert, with much substance and heavy bone.

Characteristic
Large, broad head, with relatively small eyes and erect ears carried forward in line with back of neck; large, curled tail, in balance with head.

Temperament
Dignified, courageous, aloof; tends to show dominance over other dogs.

Head and Skull
Large, in balance with body, skull flat, forehead broad, defined stop and clear furrow. Head forms blunt triangle when viewed from above, free from wrinkle. Muzzle broad and strong, cheeks well developed. Nose large and black, bridge straight. Lips tight and black. In white dogs flesh colour pigmentation is permissible on nose and lips. Length from nose to stop is to length from stop to occiput as 2 is to 3.

Eyes
Relatively small, almond-shaped, clean, moderately set apart and dark brown. Eye rims dark and tight.

Ears
Relatively small, thick, triangular, not low set, carried forward in line with the back of the neck when viewed in profile. Moderately set apart, slightly rounded at tips.

Mouth
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck
Thick and muscular, comparatively short, widening gradually toward shoulders. Pronounced crest blends with back of skull.

Forequarters
Shoulders strong and powerful, moderately laid back. Elbows very tight. Forelegs well boned and straight when viewed from front. Pasterns inclining at approximately 15 degrees.

Body
Longer than high, as 10 is to 9 in males, 11 to 9 in bitches. Chest wide and deep, depth of brisket is one-half height of dog at shoulder. Well developed forechest. Level back, firmly muscled loin, moderate tuck up. Skin pliant but not loose.

Hindquarters
Strong and muscular, with only moderate angulation and stifle. Well developed thighs, strong hocks, well let down, turning neither in nor out.  Hindquarters

Feet
Thick, well-knuckled, very tight, turning neither in nor out. Pads hard. Nails hard.

Tail
Large and full, set high, carried over back, full or double curl, always dipping to or below level of back. On a three-quarter curl tail, tip dips down flank. Root large and strong. Hair coarse, straight and full with no appearance of a plume. Sickle or uncurled tail highly undesirable.

Temperament
Dignified, courageous, aloof, tends to show dominance over other dogs, though the trait is not encouraged.

Gait/Movement
Vigorous, powerful and fluent with strides of moderate length. Back remains firm and level. Hindlegs move in line with front legs, whilst gaiting may single track.

Coat
Outer coat coarse, straight, and standing off body. Undercoat soft and dense. Coat at withers and rump is approximately 5 cms (2 ins), slightly longer than on rest of body more profuse on tail. No indication of ruff or feathering.

Colour
Any colour including white brindle or pinto. Colours are brilliant and clear. Markings are well defined with or without mask or blaze.

Size
Height at withers: dogs: 66-71 cms (26-28 ins); bitches: 61-66 cms (24-26 ins).

Faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

 JAPANESE AKITA INU BREED STANDARD

General Appearance

Large, well-balanced, sturdily built dog of Spitz type. Very slightly longer than high.

Characteristics

Alert and agile. Thick triangular ears, pricked and inclined forward. Dark eyes, set and shaped to give a distinctive appearance. Stand off coat with brilliant colours and defined markings. Tightly curled tail.

Temperament

Dignified and composed with a courageous character.

Head and Skull

When viewed from the front the head appears rounded due to well developed cheeks. From above, the head appears as a blunt triangle. Broad skull, flat and free from wrinkle. Defined stop and distinct furrow. Muzzle straight, of good depth, tapering gradually. Skull to muzzle proportions 3:2. Nose large and black except in white dogs where flesh coloured is acceptable. Lips tight with dark pigment.

Eyes

Placed moderately apart, relatively small, almond shaped, dark brown and obliquely set. Eye rims dark and tight.

Ears

Thick, triangular and slightly hooded, with rounded tips. Proportionately small, set moderately well apart, pricked and inclining forward. Closely following the line of the back of the neck.

Mouth

Strong jaws with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Full dentition and well developed teeth.

Neck

Thick and muscular, of moderate length, without dewlap. Pronounced crest blending with back of skull.

Forequarters

Shoulders moderately laid back with well developed muscles. Elbows set close to chest. Forelegs well boned and straight when viewed from the front. Pasterns slightly sloping.

Body

Length from point of shoulder to point of buttock slightly greater than height at withers, as 11:10. Females may be slightly longer. Strong, level back. Chest deep with well developed forechest. Moderately sprung ribcage with well defined tuck up. Short coupled with a broad and muscular loin.

Hindquarters

Strong and muscular with moderate angulation. Well developed thighs. Moderate turn of stifle. Strong hocks, turning neither in nor out.

Feet

Round, arched and tight with thick pads. Turning neither in nor out.

Tail

Set high. Thick, full and of good length. Tightly curled over the back. Uncurled tail highly undesirable.

Gait/Movement

Moderate strides that demonstrate an efficient, rhythmic and resilient gait, converging towards the centre line at speed. Stilted gait undesirable.

Coat

Outer coat course, stand-off and straight. Slightly longer at withers and rump. More profuse on tail. Undercoat soft and dense. No indication of ruff or feathering.

Colour

Red fawn; Sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips); Brindle; White. All the foregoing colours, except white, must have ?urajiro? markings, which may be less visible on the brindle, where it may be a greyish frosted overlay of the main coat colour. (Urajiro ? whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the undersides of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail, and on the inside of the legs). The urajiro markings must blend in gradually with the main coat colour and not extend above the elbow or hock. White markings in the main body coat are undesirable.

Size

Height at withers: dogs 64-70cms (25 ¼-27 ½ ins); bitches 58-64 cms (22 ¾-25 ¼ ins).

Faults

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog?s ability to perform its traditional work.

Note

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

 

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Long Coated Akita

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Some Akitas may carry a recessive gene that may produce a “Longcoat”. In order to produce a Longcoated Akita, both the Sire and the Dam must carry this recessive gene.When this recessive gene is carried by both parents then a puppy with a lush long undercoat may make its way into the litter of puppies. Longcoats are easy to pick out as they grow. As a tiny puppy a longcoat can be noticed for its feathering around the ears and eyes. Its coat may appear different in texture as well look very thick and plush in comparison to its littermates.

Longcoat Akitas have a reputation for having excellent temperments, they are known for being more laid back than a short coated Akita. Unfortunatley their beauty is not highly looked upon in the show ring. A longcoat Akita is know to be a fault in the show ring, therefore is not to be bred from and are usually found in loving homes on a pet only basis. You will find the texture of a longcoat Akita, often softer and silkier than a shortercoat.

Compared to many medium to longcoated breeds, Akitas are a pleasue to groom. Their resilient, odorless coats require no special trimming, and a regular brushing with an under rake is all that is necessary to keep them naturally beautiful. Long-coated Akitas need more regular brushing to keep mats at a minimum. Mats tend to form in the soft fur around the ears. 

It has been said that Long-coated Akitas have the best structure under all that fur.    They are almost always the largest in a litter with the best conformation to the Standard. It is one reason why it is sad to say they are not allowed to be shown.

Although not welcome in the Showring a Longcoat Akita makes a wonderful companion for any home. Not only are they the most beautiful things you have ever seen but their temperaments are a bonus. Many who have owned a Longcoat would never own anything but a longcoat!


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