The breed's loyalty is documented with the story of Hachiko – the Akita who waited nine years at a railway station for his owner to return. The Akita and Akita Inu were separated by the Kennel Club in 2006.
Brave, experienced owners who are serious about training and can handle super strong dogs.
Most people! Definitely not a breed for the faint hearted.
Akita Inu, Japanese Akita
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
Find a suitable breed
Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.
Join a breed waiting list
Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.
Talk to a Tailwise expert
Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.
Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.