the dogs of the card are of Manuela convertini of the breeding of the Samurai



FCI-Standard N°255/  02. 04. 2001 / GB


ORIGIN : Japan.


UTILIZATION : Companion dog.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group   5     Spitz and primitive type.
                                               Section 5      Asian Spitz and related                  breeds.
                                               Without working trial.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY :  Originally Japanese dogs were small to medium in size and no large breeds existed.  Since 1603 in the Akita region, Akita Matagis (medium-sized bear-hunting dogs) were used as fighting dogs.  From 1868 Akita Matagis were crossed with Tosas and Mastiffs.  Consequently, the size of this breed increased but characteristics associated with Spitz type were lost.
In 1908 dog fighting was prohibited, but this breed was nevertheless preserved and improved as a large Japanese breed.  As a result, nine superior examples of this breed were designated as « Natural Monuments » in 1931.
During World War II (1939-1945), it was common to use dogs as a source of fur for military garments.  The police ordered the capture and confiscation of all dogs other than German Shepherd Dogs used for military purposes.  Some fanciers tried to circumvent the order by crossbreeding their dogs with German Shepherd Dogs.
When World War II ended, Akitas had been drastically reduced in number and existed as three distinct types; 1) Matagi Akitas, 2) fighting Akitas, and 3) Shepherd Akitas.  This created a very confusing situation in the breed.
During the restoration process of the pure breed after the war., Kongo-go, a dog of the Dewa line, which exhibited characteristics of the Mastiff and German Shepherd


However, sensible learned fanciers did not approve of this type as a proper Japanese breed, so they made efforts to eliminate the strain old foreign breeds by crossbreeding with Matagi Akitas for the purpose of restoring the original pure breed. They succeeded in stabilizing the pure strain of large sized breed as known today.

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 height at withers to length of body ( from the point of the shoulders to the point of the buttock) is 10 : 11, but the body is slightly longer in bitches than in dogs.

BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENT : The temperament is composed, faithful, docile and receptive.


Skull : The size is in proportion to the body.  The forehead is broad, with distinct furrow.  No wrinkle.
Stop : Defined.

Nose : Large and black. Slight and diffuse lack of pigment accepted in white dogs only, but black is always preferred. 
Muzzle : Moderately long and strong with broad base, tapering but not pointed.  Nasal bridge straight.
Jaws/Teeth : Teeth strong with scissor bite.
Lips : Tight.
Cheeks : Moderately developed.
Eyes : Relatively small, almost 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.

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

Back : Straight and strong.
Loin : Broad and 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 and developed.
Elbows : Tight.
Forearms : Straight and heavy-boned.

HINDQUARTERS : Well developed, strong and moderately angulated.

FEET : Thick, round, arched and tight.

GAIT : Resilient and powerful movement.


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 the body.

COLOUR : Red fawn, sesame (red fawn hairs with black tips), brindle and white.  All the above mentioned 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).




Height at the withers :   Dogs           : 67 cm,
                                    bitches         : 61 cm.
There is a tolerance of 3 cm more or 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.
  • Blue or black spotted tongue.
  • Iris light in colour.
  • Short tail.
  • Shyness.


  • Aggresive or overly shy.
  • Ears not pricked.
  • Hanging tail.
  • Long hair (shaggy).
  • Black mask.
  • Markings on white ground.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.



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The history

In the region of Tohoku the antichit was known since with the name of Akita Matagi, than literally it means "dog hunter of bears". Originally it was a dog from hunting, I' Akita all.epoca figured between the breeds of medium ransom local. Between the XVII and XIX the century s.intensific its breeding in the region of Akita, a lot before the advent of the modern one cinofilia. Destined as a result of the combat between dogs, I' Akita was intercrossed with of the local molossi, between which Tosa Inu.
with these crossings the characteristics got lost originate them. In 1908, the combats were forbidden and some loving breeders of the race of it resumed in hand the selection, with seriet and obtaining a such one happening that the new dogs been born from their breedings were elevates you to "the national" monument rank. After the second world war, the breeders concentrated themselves in order to fix the type put into effect them. The race, in spite of you do not count in no country a high number of subjects, diffused a po' in all the continents.

General aspect

L.Akita a great dog, of sturdy constitution, very proporzionato, with good substance. The nobilt and dignit that they distinguish it they are two of its peculiar characteristics. In detail the other characteristics are Calm, faithful, docile and receptive.



The secondary sexual characters are a lot mark to you; this means that it must be possible to distinguish to eye blow the male from the female

Ransom : the Height of 67 cm in the male and 61 cm in the female, with one tolerance of +1- 3cm.

It falls : thick and inserted alta.Deve to be capacity very rolled up on the back.

Colors : the hard hair of cover and straight pu red being, sesame, tigrato or white man. All the colors except the white man must introduce I' Urajiro, cio whitish hair to sides of the snout and on cheeks, under the jaw, on throat, chest, ventre, inferior part of the tail and make inner of legs.  

Defects to avoid

Males effeminate to you, masculine females

. . Prognatismo. Spotted language black Mask. preferibile the absence of spots on deep white man never afraid character.




Country dl origin: Japan
Date of publication of the standard of origin in vigor: 13-03-2001
I USE: dog from company
CIassificazione the ICF: group 5 (Spitz and dogs of primitivo type);
section 5 (Spitz and breeds analogous); no test of job.

CHARACTERS GENERAL: Dog of great size and strongly constitution, very proporzionato, with sturdy skeleton. Clearly marked secondary sexual characteristics. Large nobilt and dignit joined to one large semplicit.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: The relationship between laltezza to the garrese and the length of the body (dallestremit of the shoulder allestremit of the buttock) of 10 to 11, but the leggermente devout females have a body along regarding the males. . .
BEHAVIOR And CHARACTER: Calm, faithful, sweet and receptive.

Cranial region
Skull: very proporzionato regarding the body, wide forehead with I furrow very marked facade, without wrinkles.
Stop: very defined.
Region makes them
Tartufo: large and black. One light and diffused pigment lack on the acceptable nose only in the dogs white men but black the always preferred one.
Snout: moderately lengthened and strongly, with wide base, he sharpens himself leggermente towards the nose, but without to become appuntito. Straight nasal cane.
Jaws and teeth: strong teeth with closing to scissor.
Labbra: stiff.
Cheeks: moderately developed
Eyes: relatively small, of triangular shape nearly with langolo external turned towards lalto, moderately it distances to you, of color dark brown: devout the dark color, devout appreciated.
relatively small, thick, triangular, leggermente it rounds off in tip enough, it distances to you to you, erected and capacities a po in ahead.
NECK: Large and muscoloso, without giogaia, very proporzionato with the head.
Back: and straight solid.
Kidney: wide and muscoloso.
Thorax: deep, chest very developed, ribs leggermente you try.
Ventre: retratto.

TAIL: High attack, rolled up large and full tail on the back. The lowered tail must catch up to incirca the articulation of the garretto.
Front limbs
Shoulders: leggermente oblique and very developed.
Elbows: very adherent to the log.
Avanbracci: straight and of large skeleton
Posterior limbs
Very it develops to you, strong, leggermente angled

FEET: Large, round, it arch and sluices to you.
PORTAMENTO: Elastic and powerful movements.
Hair: external and hard, sottopelo folto and straight soft mantle. Garrese and rump are covered from a hair leggermente devout along; the devout hair of the tail along regarding the others you leave of the body.
Color: fulvo- red, sesame (fulvo-red hair with black tips), tigrato and white man. All the cited colors, except the white man, must introduce dell urajiro (whitish hair on sides of the snout and cheeks, under the jaw, on the throat, the chest and the ventre, nonch on the inferior side of the tail and in the inner part of the limbs).

Ransom: Height the garrese: Males cm 67 Females cm 61
Tolerance of 3 cm in devout or less.

Defects: whichever difference regarding the characteristics previously described must be considered a defect, sar penalized to secondof the gravit.

  •   Effemminati males, masculine females.
  • Advanced and inferior Prognatismo.
  • Lack of some teeth.
  • Spotted language
  • Iride of clear color.
  • Short tail
  • Black mask
  • Spots on deep white man
  • Timid character

Defects that involve the disqualification

  • Orecchie hanging;
  • Hanging tail;
  • Long hair (irsuto)
  • Black mask
  • Spots on clear bottom

N.B. The males must have two testicoli of normal aspect, completely come down in the scroto.