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Akita vs Toy Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Akita Toy Poodle
OriginsJapan Germany France
Group Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank47449
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Other Names Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $800-$1200 1000-1500

General Appearance - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Size Large Small
Weight Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Hair & Care - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Coat Fluffy Dense Waterproof Straight Dense Curly Thick
Colors Red Fawn White Black Brown Apricot Black Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Akitas are heavy shedders.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Temperament Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Akitas are easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Akitas are average friendly towards cats.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Akitas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Akita is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Akitas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Akitas are generally with other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Akitas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Akita breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Health Issues
Egészségesek Akita fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Toy Poodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Bloat Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Canine Diabetes Mellitus Ear Infections Epilepsy Heart Murmurs Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Allergies Slipped Stifle
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Akita vs Toy Poodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-12 puppies 2-4 puppies

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