Bernese Akita

Bernese Akita:Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog Mix

Hybrid Breed

Akita Inu + Bernese Mountain Dog


In the world of mixed breed dogs, the Akita Inu-Bernese Mountain Dog mix has a special place. Shaped by the impressive genes of two iconic breeds, this mixed breed is characterized by a rich history and fascinating origins.

Origin of the Akita Inu: Originally from Japan, the Akita Inu was considered a highly respected breed, often associated with the royal and aristocratic class. For centuries, he was valued as a protector and hunter. In Japanese culture, he is often seen as a symbol of good luck, health and long life.

The history of the Bernese Mountain Dog: Originating from the Swiss Alps, the Bernese Mountain Dog was originally used as a working dog for farms. He was assigned tasks such as herding livestock and pulling carts. His gentle nature and reliable nature made him an indispensable companion in the mountainous region.

The Akita Inu-Bernese Mountain Dog Mongrel: When these two breeds are combined, the result is a mongrel with a deep-rooted history that comes from both thevenerable traditions of Japan and the rustic Swiss Alps. It is believed that this mixed breed combines the elegance and dignity of the Akita Inu and the work ethic and reliability of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

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Alternate Name Berakita
Origin Japan - Switzerland
Life expectancy 6 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level average to high - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog mix - Such is probably his nature.

The combination of Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog in a mixed breed results in a particularly interesting spectrum of characters. While each animal has individual personality traits, some common traits can be identified that are composed of characteristics of both breeds.

Loyalty and Fidelity: The Akita Inu is known for its deep bond and loyalty to its family. This trait, combined with the Bernese Mountain Dog, which is also valued for its closeness to its people, could mean that this mixed breed is exceptionally affectionate and loyal.

Protective Instinct: Since the Akita Inu was often used as a guard dog, the mixed breed could inherit a strong protective instinct. It is important that this instinct be channeled with proper education and training.

Gentle nature: The Bernese Mountain Dog is known for its gentle and friendly nature. Therefore, a mixed breed of these two breeds could have a balance of alertness and friendliness, which could make it an excellent family dog.

Intelligence and learning ability: both breeds are known for their intelligence. Therefore, it is often observed that this mongrel is a quick le arner and has a propensity for mental stimulation.

Independence: Akita Inus are known to sometimes have an independent streak. This could mean that the mixed breed dog shows moments of independence, which means that clear guidance and consistency in education are important.

What diseases can occur in Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog mix.

The mix of Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog not only results in a unique combination of traits and physical characteristics, but can also bring certain health problems that are common in both breeds. Here are some diseases and conditions that could occur in this mixed breed:

Hip Dysplasia: This condition, in which the hip joints are not properly formed, is common in both Akitas and Bernese Mountain Dogs. It can cause pain and arthritis, and in severe cases, lameness.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): an eye disease that can lead to blindness. Both breeds may be predisposed to this condition, so it is important to have regular eye exams.

Autoimmune diseases: Akitas can be prone to several autoimmune diseases, including Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH), a rare disease that affects the eyes, skin and hearing.

Cancer: Unfortunately, Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher predisposition to several types of cancer. This susceptibility could also occur in mixed breeds of this breed.

Allergies and skin problems: Akitas can be prone to skin problems and allergies. This can manifest as skin rashes, itching and other skin problems.

Heart problems: some Bernese Mountain Dogs may be predisposed to certain heart-related conditions. It is advisable to perform regular heart exams to detect potential problems early.

Bloat or Stomach Strangulation: This is a serious and often life-threatening problem that can occur in larger dog breeds, including the Bernese Mountain Dog.

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When two breeds as different and distinctive as the Akita Inu and the Bernese Mountain Dog are combined, the result may vary in appearance. Nevertheless, there are some common traits and physical characteristics that can be commonly observed in such a mixed breed:

Size and stature: both parent breeds are tall, although the Akita Inu is usually slightly slimmer and the Bernese Mountain Dog is bulkier. A mixed breed could have a medium to large stature with a powerful, muscular appearance.

Coat Color and Texture: Akitas have a dense, short to medium length coat that can come in a variety of colors including white, brindle and various shades of red. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a long, silky coat with characteristic tri-color markings (black, white, and rust red). A crossbreed could therefore have a medium to long coat that appears in a variety of color combinations, with tricolor markings possible.

Facial Features: The alert and determined appearance of the Akita Inu, combined with the gentle and kind eyes of the Bernese Mountain Dog, could result in a mixed breed with an expressive yet gentle face.

Ears and Tail: While Akitas tend to have upright ears, Bernese Mountain Dogs tend to have drooping ears. A mixed breed could have semi-erect or drooping ears. The tail could be strong and bushy, often carried gaily.

Paws and Legs: Strong, well-shaped paws and sturdy legs are common in both breeds, so you can expect similar characteristics from a mixed breed.

Fur length medium
Fur - flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail rolled up - fanned out
Anatomy muscular, rugged, massive, strong, massive, hefty
Size ♀ 58 - 66 cm
Weight ♀ 32 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 64 - 71 cm
Weight ♂ 38 - 59 kg
Suitable For -
  • Sebadenitis

    Sebadenitis is a skin disease in dogs that leads to inflammation of the sebaceous glands. This can lead to dandruff, hair loss and itching.

  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • congenital vestibular syndrome

    hereditary disease of the inner ear

  • Spondylosis

    pathological changes in the vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs

  • Arthrosis

    Osteoarthritis is one of the most common diseases in dogs. Dogs have an innate, strong urge to move

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • An Akita Inu-Bernese Mountain Dog mixed breed dog or also called "Berakita" is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and an Akita. This breed was developed in the USA and is a very loving, affectionate and playful breed.

  • Akita Inu and Bernese Mountain Dog have both many similar and different characteristics. Both breeds are very affectionate, loyal, popular and very intelligent. However, Akita Inu are a little more courageous and self-confident than Bernese Mountain Dogs.

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