The Akita dog is an old breed that originates further back than World War ll. Akita dogs were originally hunting dogs, used for assisting hunters in the mountainous regions of Japan. Over time, with the assistance of humans, these large size dogs have slowly integrated and adapted themselves to become domesticated human pets, however, they’re not for the faint of heart.
The Akita breed is a fairly large dog, reaching a weight of 32 – 43kgs once fully matured. Due to the rapidly growing demand of owning an Akita as a pet, keeping track of their growth on a week-by-week, month-by-month basis through the use of an Akita Growth Chart can be both beneficial for breeders, curious Akita owners and possible Akita owners!
Whether you own 1 or you own 5 Akita canines, growth charts are not only fun to keep track of but work as a great basis when comparing your dog to its family members or possible friends. Continue reading to learn more about Akita Growth Charts.
Akita Growth Charts
When understanding growth charts, it’s great if you understand the origin and history of your Akitas parents.
This is a great start for you to fully understand the growth of your Akita, through the understanding of certain genetic mutations, traits, and tendencies you may notice as your Akita grows.
Other factors that can influence your Akitas Growth Chart:
- Mix Breed
- Comparisons to family members/previously owned dogs
- Environmental factors
In order for your Akita to have the best possible growth chart, you should consider maintaining them on a healthy diet, frequently taking them for a run/exercise, keeping up with VET visits, setting firm boundaries around their behavior and possibly taking them to be trained.
The Akita dog is considered to be a larger breed of dog, originally used as a hunter canine within the mountainous areas of Japan. These large dogs were used to assist in the hunting of prey such as bears, boars, and deers; Due to their strength, aggression and body mass.
When an Akita is firstborn, these pups grow at a rapid rate and quickly develop into the large dogs we are used to caring for now. Find below a chart of an Akitas average weight & height from 1 week – 18 months old, depending on gender.
|1 Week Old||2.2lbs|
|1 - 4 inches
2 - 10 cm
|2 Week Old||4.4 - 5.5lbs|
2 - 2.5kgs
|2 - 5 inches
5 - 12 cm
|3 Week Old||6.1 - 6.6lbs|
2.8 - 3kgs
|3 - 8 inches
7 - 20 cm
|4 Week Old||8.8 - 9.2lbs|
4 - 4.2kgs
|4 - 9 inches
10 - 22 cm
|5 Week Old||11lbs|
|5 - 10 inches
12 - 25 cm
|6 Week Old||13lbs|
|6 - 11 inches
17 - 28 cm
|7 Week Old||11 - 15lbs|
5 - 7kgs
|8 - 11 inches
21 - 28 cm
|8 Week Old||12 - 18lbs|
5 - 8 kgs
|11 - 13 inches
28 - 35 cm
|3 Months Old||16 - 21lbs|
7 - 9kgs
|14 - 17 inches
35 - 43 cm
|4 Months Old||21 - 30lbs|
9 - 13kgs
|16 - 20 inches
40 - 50 cm
|5 Months Old||30 - 43lbs|
13 - 19kgs
|19 - 22 inches
48 - 55 cm
|6 Months Old||44 - 55lbs|
19 - 24kgs
|20 - 24 inches
53 - 60 cm
|7 Months Old||5 - 60lbs|
25 - 27kgs
|21 - 24 inches
53 - 60 cm
|8 Months Old||60 - 65lbs|
25 - 29kgs
|22 - 25 inches
55 - 63 cm
|9 Months Old||65 - 70lbs|
29 - 31kgs
|23 - 25 inches
58 - 63 cm
|10 Months Old||65 - 72lbs|
29 - 32kgs
|11 Months Old||72 - 80lbs|
32 - 36kgs
|12 Months Old||83 - 88lbs|
37 - 39kgs
|24 - 26 inches
60 - 66 cm
|18 Months Old||85 - 95lbs|
38 - 43kgs
|25 - 27 inches
63 - 68 cm
*Remember; Weight and height can vary depending on the sex of Akita*
What Contributes to Akitas Size
Despite their naturally rapid growth rate that’s been inherited with them through generations, other contributions can be diet, exercise (or lack of), and genetics, especially if the Akita is a half-breed with a smaller dog.
Smaller Akitas Aren’t Usually Healthy
If you notice your Akita isn’t growing at a normal rate, or they’re beginning to look unusually small, you should consider taking your canine to a VET to ensure there isn’t something wrong with their health.
An unhealthy dog could many multiple things, such as a disease that is blocking their growth rate due to underlying issues, or a genetic disorder that wasn’t disclosed.
At What Age is an Akita Full Grown?
You can expect your Akita to be fully grown in height from the age of 15 months onwards. Their weight will continue to fluctuate until they reach adulthood of 2 – 3 years.
Akitas Mixes | Their Traits and Their Sizes
Learn the different breed of Akita mixes, different traits they may possess and their ratio in size below.
Akita x American Bulldog Mix = Bullkita
The Bullkita is a medium-sized, mixed-breed canine; With a combination of both Akita and American Bulldog.
They possess a fantastic mix of both an Akita’s loyalty to their owner as well as a Bulldogs friendly personality and adaptable nature. Bullkita is highly energetic dogs, which require frequent exercise and a large area to play/run around.
Just like their parents, a Bullkita sheds their hair frequently and require frequent maintenance to keep them well-groomed. Apart from their shedding, Bullkita possesses a perfect mix of traits inherited from its parents.
Akita x Boxer Mix = Boxita
A Boxita’s personality traits are similar to their parents (An Akita and Boxer canine), showing utmost loyalty to their owners, as an Akita is well-known for as well as hard-working, energetic and friendly nature as a Boxer.
The Boxita is a medium-sized dog that lacks aggression and more benevolence, due to propitious breeders; Whereas unlike an Akita they’re known for their feisty temperament.
Owning a Boxita will be great for a family with plenty of yard-area and accessibility to dog parks or similar areas where the dog can exhaust their overactive energy!
Akita x Chow Chow Mix = Akita Chow
An Akita-Chow (A mix of Akita and Chinese dog Chow Chow) is a large in size dog, inherited by its parents. They’re fluffy and look very similar to an Akita, however, ranges in various coat colors.
Just like its parents, an Akita Chow dog possesses the exact traits of respect, loyalty, aggression, and stubbornness. Akita Chow’s are great dogs to own as family dogs (for children of mature age) and guard dogs.
Something that is rarely found in its parents, is an Akita Chow is known to be overly affectionate and loves cuddles and kisses from its family!
Akita x German Shepherd mix = Akita Shepherd
The Akita Shepherd, a mixed breed of Akita and German Shepherd is a large-sized canine that inherits the quality traits of both of its parents.
Much like a German Shepherd, you can expect your Akita Shepherd to be a fairly intelligent dog, thus losing its stubbornness which has been passed down from the Akita. They’re also energetic animals that require plenty of exercise and play, otherwise, they can become depressed and sick.
With the perfect mixture of parents, your Akita Shepherd will not only be loyal and can serve as a guard dog, but interacts well with its family, strangers and other animals, without the use of aggression or torment.
Akita x Golden Retriever mix = Golden Akita Retriever
With a mix of Akita breed and Golden Retriever, a Golden Akita Retriever is a dog that obtains the perfect mix of both of its parents.
These large-sized dogs love to stay active and show a willingness to learn (unlike the willingness of an Akita). Despite its parent’s completely different personalities, a Golden Akita Retriever can be both mellow and aggressive at times, depending on the situation and environment.
If you’re looking for a family dog that can also guard the house when you’re away, look no further as a Golden Akita Retriever is easily trainable and possess a strong nature when required, thanks to its parents.
Akita x Labrador Retriever mix = Labrakita
A Labrakita, mixture of both Akita and Labrador, is a large-sized dog that inherited its lab-parents easiness to train and understand a command. Thankfully, this allows a Labrakita to be easier to care for and tame.
Much like its parents, Labrakita is an energetic animal that needs plenty of exercise throughout the week to keep them active and sustained. A Labrakita is a great guard dog, hesitant around strangers, however, they never act out aggressively unlike its Akita parent (sometimes).
With this breed of dog being intelligent and loyal, Labrakitas make as great family dogs and can interact well with younger children or other household animals such as cats if necessary.
Akita x Neapolitan Mastiff Mix = Nekita
A Nekita (Mixed breed of Akita and Neapolitan Mastiff) are easy dogs to train and are considered to be fairly intelligent. With their sincere loyalty and trust in their owners, this breed of dog can be great for a family or active person who can aid to exhaust their energetic personalities.
With the Nekita being a large-sized animal, they are used as guard dogs and can be trained to be obedient and aggressive (IF REQUIRED), otherwise they are naturally fantastic around family and wary of strangers.
A Nekita has a compassionate heart and in its downtime, will require plenty of love and attention from you when they’re off duty from guarding the home.
Akita x Pit Bull Terrier Mix = Akita Pit
The personality of an Akita Pit is much like its parents (Akita and Pit Bull Terrier), where aggression, stance, and domination are often heightened. For this reason, this makes the Akita Pit to be a great guard dog or hunter dog.
Despite their behavior, however, this medium-sized breed of dog can be trained to be more obedient and friendly but may require perseverance and patience from its owner.
It’s rare for an Akita Pit to be considered a family dog, due to their natural temperament, however, it can serve as a great companion for an active solo or couple.
Akita x Poodle Mix = Aki-Poo
The size of an Aki-Poo (A mix of Akita and Poodle) can vary from being considered to be a small-medium sized dog. This is entirely dependant on the height of the Poodle parent.
An Aki-Poo carries along with the trait of the Akita parent regarding loyalty and caution, however, due to the size they don’t make as good guard dogs. In fact, an Aki-Poo is considered to be a friendly but shy dog that loves the interaction between its owners.
Owning an Aki-Poo is considered to be fairly easy, as they’re easily trainable and completely loyal to its owners!
Akita x Siberian Husky Mix = Huskita
A Huskita dog, the mixture between an Akita and Siberian Husky is a medium to large-sized dog that has absorbed many great traits from both of its parents. With high energy and alertness being some of the main features, a Huskita is also an intelligent dog that is easy to train.
They can serve as good guard dogs, due to their size, but can also serve as great pets and being a family-friendly dog, especially around children of all ages!
Huskitas are naturally wary, but only feel a need to protect and keep-safe its family and owners, no matter the cost.
Akita + Corgi Mix
An Akita Corgi Mixes personality (Breeded of Akita and Corgi dog) is most likely to possess traits of caution, protection, loyalty, and dominance. Although aggression is rare, they can possibly serve as watchdogs due to natural instincts inherited by their parents.
Due to their overactive nature and adventurous personality, you should avoid keeping this medium-sized dog at home or alone for too long. Instead, an A.C Mix loves to go for walks or burn off some energy at the dog park, interacting with other canines (with caution of course), but an exciting optimism.
Akita + Mastiff Mix
The traits found within an Akita and Mastiff Mix are similar to the traits found in both its parents (Akita and Mastiff Dog), ranging from a need to be powerful, extremely dominant at times and sometimes can be a bit naughty.
This medium-sized dog can be over-protective at times and is better suited for an owner that has patience and the time required for nurturing their nature.
Although the mixture of these two dogs can be a nuisance to tame at times, with the right nurturing owner they make as great, life-long, companion dogs.
Akita + Shar Pei Mix
An Akita and Shar-Pei mix is exactly that, a crossbreed between an Akita-Inu and a Shar-Pei dog. These medium to large-sized canines are thought to be a challenging dog to care for, especially for first-time dog owners.
Their immovable and presiding temperament can be a struggle to deal with, as well as their aggressive tendencies and lack of trust for anyone but their owners.
Despite their behavioral issues, these dogs are completely trustworthy and impeccably loyal to the right owner, meaning they can make as fabulous guard dogs or even hunting dogs.
Akita and Newfoundland=Akita Newfoundland
An Akita Newfoundland (Mix breed between an Akita and a Newfoundland dog) are medium-large sized dogs with plenty of energy and lots of willingness to play and socialize.
Despite the stubbornness and wary nature of its Akita parent, it’s believed an Akita Newfoundland would possess such caution to a much less of a degree. They’re also believed to be dogs that are extremely active and should not be left alone for too long, to avoid possible boredom and depression.
Not for the faint of heart, an Akita Newfoundland can be a great canine to own if you’re a person willing to invest time and effort in nurturing their temperament and keeping them at bay when around other animals.
Akita and Dalmatian=Dalmakita
The Dalmakita, which is a breed mix of both an Akita dog and Dalmation, is a medium-large size dog that is believed to shed all year round. Their overall size is dependant on the size of the Dalmatian parent.
When both of the parents being extremely loyal to their owners, you can expect the same trait in a Dalmakita. They are also intelligent, slightly stubborn and energetic dogs that require plenty of exercise on a regular basis.
Although they are active dogs, a Dalmakita is not suitable as a family dog, not because of their inhibited temperament, but their hyperactive energy that can be too strong for young children.
Akita and Australian Shepherd= Aussiekita
The Aussiekita (Mixed from an Akita and Australian Shepherd) share similar tendencies and traits to a Golden Akita. These large-sized animals are suitable for both families and solo’s, due to their good-natured temperament and intelligent IQ.
With Aussiekita’s, they’re ideally looking for an owner that can tend to their needs of staying active, as well as showing a loving and generous side when nurturing their growth.
These Aussiekita’s will rarely show aggression (unless exposed to that environment) and are generally friendly with strangers and other animals, whilst still showcasing a slight cautious side to them.