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The Japanese Akita Inu, also known as Great Japanese Dog, Akita-ken, is a Spitz type dog that originated in the northernmost mountainous regions of mainland Japan. In fact, there are two types, the American Akita and the Japanese Akita Inu, with the dogs being distinguished by their coat colour. Both are powerful, large dogs that have a large presence everywhere.
Read our Japanese Akita Inu Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.