Temperament-wise, Akitas can range from lovable and calm to bouncy and aggressive. They have guard instincts, and are a quiet dog (known in Japanas the “Silent Hunter”) sounding an alarm when an intruder or stranger enters their protective area. They are not as tolerant around small children and have strong hunting instincts around other animals. So after all the negatives, why own an Akita? For the person that desires something “out of the ordinary,” who is awed by the majestic look and quiet dignity of a beautiful animal – who is willing to assume responsibility for a task of continual control, the inconvenience of ownership is worth the pride of a unique treasure, part of a Natural Monument from an exotic land.

Credit;   Terry Arndt.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.


Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Japanese Akita Inu Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


GLAMORGAN ; “Tycon” Joanne and Nigel Hutchings +07875668149 NFO@TYCONAKITAS.COM
LANCASHIRE ; “Anshee” Japanese Akita Inu, Thomas & Sheena Clark +01772 462848 ansheeakitas@aol.com
LINCOLNSHIRE; “Dundalk” Mr G Ritchie, Ms I Ritchie and Miss I Ritchie, +01205 839982 / 07443929853 dundalkshibas@hotmail.com
WEST MIDLANDS; “NOSFERATU” Chris & Tina Thomas, +01902 681402 ruvio@blueyonder.co.uk