Akita, Alaskan Malamute: Personality & Health Issues
Japanese Akita:

The Japanese Akita is an athletic dog that requires a great deal of exercise if it is to be a good pet.  It is robust, and rarely ill.  The coat is easy to care for, requiring regular brushing but only infrequent baths.
Average Lifespan Of The Akita: 11 Years
Average Weight: Male 85-130lbs, Female 65-110lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Corneal Dystrophy
Alaskan Malamute:

A hardy dog, rarely ill.  The Alaskan Malamute prefers to live outside and must be exercised regularly.  Although the Malamute prefers the cold, it can live in a temperate climate.
Average Lifespan Of The Malamute: 12-15 Years
Average Weight: Male 100-150lbs, Female 90-130lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Blood And Bone Disease:
Anemia With Chondrodysplasia (Chondrodysplasia is disordered growth of the long bones in a dog, resulting in bent limbs.)

Renal Cortical Hypoplasia (A condition in which the cortex of the kidney(s) does not develop completely. See the page on kidney diseases in dogs for more information.)

Corneal Dystrophy
Day Blindness

Akita Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 4/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 1/5
Ease Of Training:
Alaskan Malamute Temperament:
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