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.

Akita Kishu Breed Details

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

11 - 13 yrs.
19¼ - 26½ in.
38 - 114 lbs
OverallFamily FriendlyChild FriendlyPet FriendlyStranger Friendly
Easy to GroomEnergy LevelExercise NeedsHealthShedding Amount
Barks / HowlsEasy to TrainGuard DogPlayfulnessWatch Dog
Apartment DogCan be AloneGood for Busy OwnersGood for New OwnersIntelligence

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.

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:February 21, 2018