This large, heavy-boned dog has a solid, well balanced constitution. The American Akita has a massive but well balanced build that still leaves a false impression of lightness. The puppy has the appearance of a gentle doggie and the adult is not unlike the Spitz, although he has lost several of his characteristics.
Between 66 and 71 cm (25.98 to 27.95 inches) for the male
Between 61 and 66 cm (24.02 to 25.98 inches) for the female
Between 45 and 60 kg (99.21 to 132.28 pounds) for the male
Between 28 and 35 kg (61.73 to 77.16 pounds) for the female
All colors are allowed for the dress. It can go from red to fawn, white to spotted or striped, uniform white with a mask, etc..
Generally, spotted coats have a white base with spots evenly distributed over about one third of the body.
The color of the undercoat may also differ from the top coat color.
His hair is slightly spread, harsh, stiff, straight and gently raised. He has a soft, dense, thick undercoat that is shorter than the topcoat.
His head has a flat skull and a well marked stop. His small eyes are a beautiful dark brown. His ears are small, triangular and firmly erect. His nose is completely black.
His pretty tail is carried on the back, forming a full curl, a three-quarter curl or a double curl.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #344