PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.



Developed in the mountains of Japan, the Akita originally was used to hunt bear, elk and boar. The breed can have an aggressive temperament, requiring supervision around small children and other animals. The Akita has a distinctive thick, double coat and plush tail that curls over his back. Although a fastidious groomer like a cat, he still needs daily brushing. Active and energetic, this breed should be exercised daily.
Living Considerations
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita to the U.S., having received a puppy from the Ministry of Education during a visit to Japan in 1937.
Also Known As:
Akita Inu
Japanese Akita
American Akita
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 66 to 72 centimetres at the withers
    Females - 61 to 66 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 34 to 59 kilograms
    Females – 31 to 46 kilograms
  • Coat Puffy double coat
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any color including white, brindle or pinto
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Rally, Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both