Akita Newfoundland Dog Breed


The Akita Newfoundland is a hybrid dog from the Akita and Newfoundland, an attractive canine averaging anywhere from 76 to 146 pounds. While Akita Newfoundland will of course inherit physical characteristics from both parents, it is the Akita traits that are often more visually apparent in these dogs' appearance.

Akita Newfoundland Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-12 yrs.24¼-29¾ in.76-146 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
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are details and specs for the Akita Newfoundland dog breed.

Akita Newfoundland Breed Description

Because of his exuberance, he may be too much dog for first time dog owners and he may also not be suitable for young children. The new combination dog is designed to exhibit the best traits of each parent breed, producing an affectionate, loyal, easy going dog that is excellent with families and small children. They succeeded, and these giant dogs are now kept as loving family friendly pets. The Akita Newfoundland is a demanding dog but will bring a ardent and comical spirit to the household.

Though most Akita Newfoundland dogs are fine with other family pets, including the family cat, quite a few Akita Newfoundland are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex, and some are cat chasers. It also has a tendency to be cautious with newcomers and aggressive towards other dogs. They are however not recommended for first time dog owners but rather someone with experience.

Akita Newfoundland Breed Recognition

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

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