Akita


Aki·ta

noun \ə-ˈkē-tə, ä-\

Definition of AKITA

:  any of a breed of large muscular dogs of Japanese origin

Origin of AKITA

from Akita, Japan
First Known Use: 1928

Aki·ta

geographical name \ä-ˈkē-tä, ˈä-kē-ˌtä\

Definition of AKITA

city & port Japan in N Honshu on Sea of Japan pop 317,625

Akita

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of working dog that originated in the mountains of northern Japan. In 1931 the Japanese government designated the breed as a national treasure. It is a powerful, muscular dog with a broad head, erect pointed ears, and a large curved tail carried over the back or curled against the flank. Colours and markings vary, including all-white, brindle, and pinto. All but the white akitas bear a distinct mask (dark area around the muzzle). Males stand 26–28 in. (66–71 cm) high, females 24–26 in. (60–66 cm).

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