AKITA - Sake No Uchi Kennel


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AKITA FCI Standard No. 255.

Origin: Japan

Utilization: Companion dog

Classification F.C.I: Group 5 (Spitz and primitive dogs)
Section 5 (Asian Spitz andr related breeds)
Without working trial.

General appearance: Large sized dog, sturdily built, well balanced and with much substance; secondary sex characteristics strongly marked, with high nobility and dignity in modesty; constitution tough.

Important proportions: The ratio of heigh at withers to length of body is 10 :11, but the body is slightly longer in bitches than in dogs.

Behavior and temperament: The temperament is composed, faithful, docile and receptive.

Head: Cranial region:
Skull: The size is in propotion to the body. The forehead is broad, with distinct furrow. No wrinkle.
Stop: Defined
Facial region:
Nose: Large and black. In case of white coat, flesh colour permitted.
Muzzle: Moderately long and strong with broad base, tapering but not pointed. Nasal bridge straight.
Lips: Tight.

Cheeks: Moderately developed.

Jaws/Teeth: Teeth strong with scissor bite.

Neck: Thick and muscular, without dewlap, in balance with head.

Eyes: Relatively small, thick, triangular in shape due to the rising of the outer eye corner, set moderately apart, dark brown: the darker, the better.

Ears: Relatively small, thick, triangular, slightly rounded at tips, set moderately apart, pricked and inclining forward.

Head of Akita

Back: Straight and strong.
Lion: Broadand muscular.
Chest: Deep, forechest well developed, ribs moderately well sprung.
Belly: Well drawn up.
Tail: Set on high, thick, carried vigorously curled over back; the tip nearly reaching hocks when let down.

Shoulders: Moderately sloping dand developed.
Elbows: Tight
Forearms: Straight and heavy boned.
Feet: Thick, round, arched and tight.
Gait: Resilient and powerful movement.

Coat: Hair: Outer coat harsh and straight, undercoat soft and dense; the withers and the rump are covered with slightly longer hair; the hair on tail is longer than on the rest of body.
Color: Red fawn, sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), brindle and white. All the abovementioned colours except white must have "urajiro".

Urajiro: whitish coat on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of jaw, neck, chest, body and tail and on the inside of the legs.

Size: Height at the withers: dogs 67 cm, bitches 61 cm
There is a tolerance of 3 cm more and less.

Faults: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

  • Bitchy dogs / doggy bitches
  • Undershot or overshot mouth
  • Missing teeth
  • Spotted tongue
  • Iris light in colour
  • Short tail
  • Shyness

Disqualifying faults:

  • Ears not pricked
  • Hanging tail
  • Long hair (shaggy)
  • Black mask
  • Markings on white background
FCI Standard Nr 255
The picture of standard in full size
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles descended into the scrotum.

Thanks to the owner of No Tabi Ken, Mr. Jozsef Kovacs

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