Male Akita’s range anywhere from 26-28 inches, weighing between 100-130 lbs., while females range 24-26 inches and weigh 70-100 lbs. Akitas are of Japanese lineage and known for their muscular form and thick coats. Akitas are protective of family and not tolerant of other animals which makes early socialization with people and other dogs crucial. Akitas symbolize happiness, good health, and long life.