Physique and colour of coat
The Akita is a large, well-proportioned, robustly built breed. His distinguishing features are his rather small, stiff, slightly forward-pointing ears, curled tail, and calm demeanour. His coat is rather wiry, but with a thick, soft undercoat. The colours officially recognized in Japan, as well as by FCI-conforming countries are red with a light muzzle, brindle with a light muzzle, and white.