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DNA testing shows the breed is one of the most ancient belonging to the Spitz family of dogs. They were originally used for guarding and big-game hunting and were called ‘Odate Inu' or ‘Odate Dog'.
Named after the Akita prefecture mountain region where it comes from. They are big and have a double coat of fur which they shed when it gets warmer. And they shed a LOT!
These dogs are territorial and protective, great for protecting a family and are devoted to children and will fearlessly safeguard them if they see any danger.
They have incredible intelligence and need to have a lot of attention. It will generally live 10 to 12 years depending on these animals' breeding.
They can cost you anywhere from around eight hundred dollars ($800 USD) to two thousand dollars ($2000 USD).