Japanese Akita Welfare Trust
JAWT is a registered charity here to help offer advice & help re-home unwanted/abandoned akitas
The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous regions of northern Japan. There are two separate varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, commonly called Akita Inu or Japanese Akita, and an American strain, known as the Akita or American Akita.
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Height: Male: 64 – 70 cm (Adult, At the withers, Japanese Akita), Female: 58 – 64 cm (Adult, At the withers, Japanese Akita)
Mass: Male: 32 – 39 kg (Adult, Japanese Akita), Female: 23 – 29 kg (Adult, Japanese Akita)