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American Akita's are a bit taller and generally heavier than GSD's. Japanese Akita's are smaller. According to breed standards Akita's of either gender can hit 100lbs, whereas GSD's are in the 90's.
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read all of it!!!!!!! The Akita easily They are heavier and stronger with larger heads and jaws. A larger head=more biting power. The German Shepherd is a fantastic dog, b…ut the Akita goes far beyond a German shepherd and for a companion and guard dog I would have to go with the Akita, it is capable of killing to protect its owner & family dependent of situation. They're highly intelligent and make the best protector for a family. Before world war 2 in japan when bear hunting was legal they used to hunt bears and most of the time kill the bears if you don't believe me listen to this quote Michio Ebisu says "I was walking in the forest and my Akita was with me when suddenly I was attacked by a bear my Akita jumped at the bear and used all it's weight to tackle the bear to the ground it then it bit the bears neck holding it in a lock and the bear was dead in no time." lets see a German shepherd do that
Definatley not. An Akita is a fighting dog whearas a GSD is a Herder. An Akita has a higher pain threshold and could ruin a GSD witrhin a few minutes if it really had its mind… set. They are a much more powerful breed over all.
84cm I believe...
We live with an Akita/Shepherd " Hybrid ". I have researched the " mix " extensively. Opinions vary greatly. One hardcore dog fanatic likened breeders who intentio…nally mix the two breeds, as irresponsible, saying that there were enough unwanted " mutts " in the world. I happen to love mutts and believe, that mixes are usually healthier animals, less subject to inbred predispositions to health problems. I have also read that some people refer to the Akita/Shepherd mix as a highly desirable " Designer Breed ", and considered them to be a status symbol. I lean towards this opinion. Bare in mind that we LOVE this animal, as do just about everyone who meets him. Historically, the original Akitas were mixed with other breeds to begin with. Great Danes were one of the breeds that the Japanese mixed them with. I noticed Dane traits before I was privy to that info. In summary, call Akita/Shepherd a mix, a mutt, a hybrid, or a designer breed. Or you could call it what my Vet called him.....A GREAT DOG. I am sorry if you were looking for an AKC definition.
The worlds biggest came to 84cm
Compare the two breed standards, see links below. * Akitas were developed in Japan, German Shepherds in Germany. * Akitas were originally developed as hunt…ers, German Shepherds as sheep herders. * Akitas and German Shepherds are generally the same height, but on average an Akita will probably weigh a little more. * Akitas are a very ancient breed, while German Shepherds are relatively knew (established in 1899). * on Stanley Coren's Intelligence of dogs scale, Akitas are ranked 54 (average working obedience) while German Shepherds are ranked 3 (brightest dogs).
Yes, if you want a strong dog.
There is a specific type of Shepherd, the king, which is bigger than all others.
No dog hates another dog. If they are both socialized and good with other dogs there is no problem. Akita's however, have been known to live in harmony for years with another… dog and then suddenly kill it for no reason so be careful.
German shepherd is incredibly loyal.do not let the movie abaout hachiko foul you.I mean akitas are also very loyal but hachiko is just one of billion stoties abaout dog loyali…ty.gsd is the best breed
The GSD has no natural predator being a domesticated breed of dog.
Dogs that are mixed may occasionally have instincts that contradict each other, which can create a very confused dog. However, if the owner is responsible and is able to con…trol his dog, then the Akita/German Shepherd mix should not have a bigger tendency towards aggression than any other dog. When seeing an Akita/German Shepherd doesn't wonder about whether the dog is aggressive but whether if the owner is responsible.
Possibly the breed known as "Alsatian", which is, in effect, a really big German Shepherd.
Akita, King German Shepherds aren't an official variation and therefore come in a range of heights, Akita's have a set height regulation.
Other than both being used for guarding or home protection, not much. They do both have a tendency to be vilified as vicious or overly aggressive. This is of course completely… subjective, as any dog not raised right can be vicious or aggressive. Akita's are generally not recommended for first time dog owners, or those that do not have the time and resources to devote to properly socializing and training such a big, strong animal. Akita's, like all other Japanese "Inu" dogs, are notorious for their stubbornness and independent streak. They can also be much less tolerant of other dogs, especially of the same gender. GSD's also need a healthy amount of training and socialization, but are generally considered a bit easier because of their desire to please their owners. Akita's started out as hunting dogs, and some still retain a strong prey drive, GSD's are herding dogs, although some of them have a prey drive as well. Hope this helps.