He is the largest of the Asian Spitz. With a sturdy frame and a strong build, the Akita Inu is well proportioned and has great musculature. From a puppy with a doggie-like appearance, he becomes a magnificent rather graceful dog, combining dignity and nobility while maintaining great simplicity.
Between 64 and 70 cm (25.20 to 27.56 inches) for the male
Between 58 and 64 cm (22.83 to 25.20 inches) for the female
Between 30 and 50 kg (66.14 to 110.23 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 50 kg (66.14 to 110.23 pounds) for the female
The Akita Inu's coat can be a variety of colors, including white, tawny red, sesame, or brindle ranging in tints of blue, silver, sand and red and even sometimes black.
His hair is rather straight, hard and short.
The head of the Akita Inu, pin head type, is well proportioned. His small eyes are dark brown. His small, very straight triangular ears are rather stretched forward. His nose is black most of the time. His tail, full and thick, is curled over his back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #255