Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Akita Shepherd Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Feb 1 ·

The Akita Sheperd is a crossbreed between the Akita and the German Shepherd. It’s unknown where this dog breed was first developed. However, it was first bred in the mid-1900s for various needs. For example, Akita Shepherds were used for companionship, hunting, herding, and guarding. Today, they still make an excellent family companion dog. For instance, they’re independent, loyal, and protective. If you want to learn more about Akita Shepherd puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Akita Shepherd Puppies

First, you can try calling your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have Akita Shepherd puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption. Most of these dogs look for great homes after being abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. Kodak…

On the other hand, you can go through a reputable breeder. This is will most likely be the easiest option to find this mixed breed. However, since the Akita Shepherd is a designer dog, the American Kennel Club does not recognize the breed. So, you’ll need to research ethical breeders on your own.

Luckily, you’ll be able to easily tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Allow the parents and the puppies to live in their home, kennel-free, as part of the family
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents to ensure breeding is healthy and safe (then get the puppies tested)
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with their vaccinations
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Want to meet with you in person to get to know you and so you can meet the parents and puppies

In addition, the breeder will be open and honest about the process, their breeding background, and more. If you have any questions about the breed, the breeder should be able to answer them.

If you come across a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you might have found a puppy mill or backyard breeder. These breeders should be avoided since they don’t breed the dogs under healthy or safe conditions. In addition, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

Since this mixed breed isn’t well-known, the cost is relatively low. For instance, the average cost of the Akita Shepherd is between $300 and $700. The price might change depending on the breeder’s location, the popularity of the breed, or the time of year. Also, the number of puppies in the litter might increase or decrease the price. Jax…


Akita Shepherds are medium to large dogs, with males being slightly bigger than females. For example, males can grow to be about 23 to 25 inches tall and weigh between 65 and 85 pounds. On the other hand, females can grow to be about 22 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 60 and 80 pounds. 

When it comes to their appearance, the Akita Shepherd can take after either parent breed. However, they typically have a medium, straight coat that came come in many different colors. For example, this doggo can have a coat that’s brindle, black, gray, white, silver, fawn, red, brown, or sable.


Akita Shepherds are aloof and reserved. They’re protective and will guard as part of their natural instinct. If you don’t want this breed to be aggressive toward others, then early socialization and training are a must. Unless you’re an experienced dog owner, you’ll want to hire a professional dog trainer to help you out. This crossbreed is independent and can be stubborn, so training might not always be easy.

However, they can be good around young children, other dogs, and even strangers if given the tools to do so. Also, they’re loyal to their family members.

Finally, they have high energy levels and need about an hour of physical activity per day. This mixed breed won’t do well in an apartment. You’ll want to provide them with a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. Mufa…

Akita Shepherd Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you’ll want to bring your Akita Shepherd to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. However, for their first year, you can bring them more frequently. This will help you keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their vaccinations.

Unfortunately, this crossbreed is prone to inheriting specific health issues from both parent breeds. For example, this doggo can get the following health conditions:

  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Pannus
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Panosteitis
  • Hemophilia
  • Pemphigus
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Perianal Fistulas
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

With proper care, the Akita Shepherd has an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years with proper care. 


With your vet’s approval, you can feed this hybrid any high-quality dog food. For example, it can be kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food breed or homemade dog food.


Akita Shepherds are not hypoallergenic. They shed a moderate amount, so you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a week. In addition, you can bathe them as needed at home. However, you can bring them to a professional grooming salon at least once a month or once every other month for a good cleaning.

Otherwise, be sure to keep up with brushing their teeth, trimming their nails, and cleaning their ears regularly. 

Akita Shepherd Puppies – Photos


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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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