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

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

10 - 12 yrs.
24¼ - 29½ in.
76 - 146 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 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.

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Authored by:Dog-Learn
Updated:August 10, 2018