Akita Kishu Dog Breed


The loyal Akita Kishu is a hybrid breed where the Akita is crossed with the Kishu Ken. This crossbreed could be quite easy to train as they will inherit a quick wit and good memory from both parent breeds and although the Akita has been known to be a bit stubborn and mischievous on occasion, the sweet nature and desire to please that the Kishu Ken brings should curb some of these tendencies. They can be large dogs, only about 19.2 to 26.6 inches tall and they weigh about 38 to 114 pounds.

Compare the Akita vs Kishu Ken

Akita Kishu Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid11-13 yrs.19¼-26¾ in.38-114 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
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Below are details and specs for the Akita Kishu dog breed.

Akita Kishu Breed Description

Older children who are familiar with how to safely handle a large dog are better suited to the Akita Kishu breed. Small children will need to be supervised. If socialized early, this breed can be good with other pets. The proper Akita Kishu is not aggressive toward people. Akita Kishu are playful and cheerful dogs who make great family pets.

An Akita Kishu might tolerate a cat, but not necessarily be friendly to it; the breed is known to chase cats, but will do so out of playfulness rather than aggression. They are large-sized with a sturdy, athletic build. Early training and socialization is essential for this breed as they can become aggressive with other dogs and strangers. Like the Akita they can make good guard dogs because they are often territorial. With early training and socialization, this breed is sure to be a well mannered dog.

Akita Kishu Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Akita Kishu as a dog breed:

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