Akita - American

Temperament: The American Akita is loyal and courageous yet dignified, with alert expression.

Height: Males: 26-28 inches Females 24-26 inches

Weight: Males: 100-130 pounds; Females 70-100 pounds

Life Span: 10-13 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.32

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.04

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.05

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Going GOing Gone Centurion Gladiator M0.130.040.11
2 Sierra Mountain's Lit Honeysuckle F0.27-0.030.13
3 Dreamweaver's Lion King M0.35-0.110.06
4 Night Dream Centurion Gladiator F0.280.030.00
5 Stone Cold Miracle F0.45-0.08-0.14
6 Sunrise-Chiheisen Lexi Came to Play F0.250.01-0.08
7 Chiheisen's Taylor Made Fit 2 A Tee F0.30-0.020.00
8CH Chiheisen-Sunrise The Color of Money F0.31-0.120.27
9 Kumite Diamond's Willow Creek Kodotoka M0.41-0.030.02
10 Chenoa's Defined Loyalty F0.24-0.040.04

In American Akitas, three DLA class I haplotypes 1029, 1081 and 1082 and two DLA class II haplotypes 2037 and 2056 represented 75.4% of the tested DLA haplotypes. All others are poorly represented. Breeders should strive to not lose these from the population.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10062.83%
Class I102914.15%
Class I10401.89%
Class I10612.83%
Class I10671.89%
Class I108142.45%
Class I108217.92%
Class I108313.21%
Class I10872.83%
Class II20072.83%
Class II20171.89%
Class II20332.83%
Class II203714.15%
Class II203912.26%
Class II205659.43%
Class II20572.83%
Class II20581.89%
Class II20630.94%
Class II20710.94%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
2Chenoa's Defined LoyaltyF0.24-0.040.04
3Chiheisen's Taylor Made Fit 2 A TeeF0.30-0.020.00
4Chiheisen-Sunrise The Color of Money F0.31-0.120.27
5Dreamweaver's Lion KingM0.35-0.110.06
6Going GOing Gone Centurion GladiatorM0.130.040.11
7Kumite Diamond's Willow Creek KodotokaM0.41-0.030.02
8Kumite's Diamond Oasis F0.29-0.150.55
9Kumite's Diamonds And RustF0.250.040.02
10Kumite's Missing LinkM0.26-0.010.12
11Luv-Puppy HildaF0.320.05-0.26
12MaJer's Medal of HonorM0.29-0.100.20
13Minda Kawelas Hawaii Five-OM0.25-0.080.24
14Minda Quantum Ransom of Red ChiefM0.24-0.030.12
15Night Dream Centurion GladiatorF0.280.030.00
16Orients Pride Power & Spirit For LeigasF0.30-0.040.19
17Shiojiri Pyramid Always on my MindM0.29-0.090.23
18ShowKayce Folsom Keeps A-RollinM0.260.01-0.15
19Sierra Mountain's Lit HoneysuckleF0.27-0.030.13
20Stone Cold MiracleF0.45-0.08-0.14
21Sunrise-Chiheisen Lexi Came to PlayF0.250.01-0.08

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