Akita Dog Price, Characteristics & Life Expectancy

Akita is a large powerful dog and may not be suitable for every household. An experienced pet holder should try their hands at owning and training the Akita. Always remember that it is a powerful breed, with strong protective instincts and if handled badly then it can cause a lot of damage.

The popular film “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” starring Richard Gere showcases the courageous and loyal side of the dog, Akita, very well. It is the story of an Akita which waited for 9 years at a train station for his owner’s return.

The Akita dog price in India is very high considering the exotic nature of the dog and its low availability. Also, the price is high because of the higher maintenance this dog demands. 

Akita Dog Price In India

The Akita dog price in India depends on its age, breed and the person from whom you are buying. A small puppy may be available to you for about Rs. 1,50,000 whereas a grown dog of 2 years may be priced anywhere between Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 4,00,000The prices of the Akita dogs vary depending on experience and reputation of the seller, the heredity and its age.

Also Read: Dog price list in India

Life Expectancy

Akita dogs generally have a life expectancy of 10-15 years.

akita dog price in india

 The chief characteristics of the Akita dogs are :

  1. They are active, energetic and strong dogs and require large open spaces to run and explore.
  2. They are playful and affectionate towards the family and bond strongly.
  3. They are aggressive towards other dog’s especially same sex dogs and are typically suitable for the one dog household.
  4. They are independent and alert dogs and very protective towards the family.
  5. They are quiet dogs except when they sense trouble and that makes them the perfect guard dogs.
  6. They have a strong independent streak and if properly trained then there is no problem and they make great pets. But if their training is not proper their stubborn, wilful nature can cause a lot of problems.
  7. The Akita is a large dog and its height is between 24-27 inches.
  8. The average weight of a husky is between 35-60 kgs.
  9. They need firm and gentle training as they have a tendency to be stubborn and independent.
  10. They thrive in human company but are quiet and wary of strangers.
  11.  They adapt extremely well to cold weather and also adjust in hot weather.

The following are some of the cons of adopting Husky:

  1. They can be difficult dogs to train especially for first-time owners.
  2. They need high exercise and tend to easily gain weight if they don’t.
  3. They are anti-social and often very violent towards strangers or when provoked.

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See also: Akita vs Shiba Inu

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