Hybrid Breed

Akita Inu + Poodle


Origin and history of the Aki-Poo

The Aki-Poo is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing an Akita Inu with a Poodle. This unique combination combines the majestic appearance of the Akita Inu with the intelligence and playfulness of the Poodle. Although the Aki-Poo is not a recognized breed, it is gaining popularity as a loyal companion dog and family member.

Suitability and attitude

The Aki-Poo is a versatile dog that adapts well to different environments and lifestyles. Its friendly nature and adaptability make it an ideal companion for families, singles, and the elderly alike. The Aki-Poo is known for his loyalty, protective instincts and ability to form strong bonds with his people.

Alternate Name -
Origin Japan - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level average to high - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Aki-Poo

The Aki-Poo is known for his intelligence, learning ability and adaptability. He is an attentive and loyal companion who enjoys spending time with his family. The Aki-Poo tends to be a loving and gentle dog that gets along well with children and other pets. However, he can also develop a protective instinct towards his family, which makes him an excellent watchdog.

Overall, the Aki-Poo is a fascinating hybrid breed that combines the best of the Akita Inu and the Poodle. With its charming looks, intelligence, and loyal nature, it is a wonderful choice for dog lovers looking for a loyal and versatile companion. Be sure to give Aki-Poo the attention, care and love he needs to live a happy and healthy life.

Health and care

Since the Aki-Poo is a mix of two different breeds, it can benefit from the genetic advantages of both parent breeds. However, it can still experience certain health problems that are common to Akita Inus and Poodles. These include joint problems, eye problems and skin conditions. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and proper grooming are important to maintain the health of the Aki-Poo.

Grooming the Aki-Poo requires regular attention. His coat may have a combination of characteristics from both parent breeds, including the dense, water-repellent coat of the Akita Inu and the curly or wavy coat of the Poodle. It is important to brush the coat regularly to prevent tangles and matting. Regular trimming of the nails, cleaning of the ears and dental care are also important to ensure the health of the Aki's bottom.

Aki-Poo usually has an impressive appearance, combining features of both parent breeds. He has a shoulder height of about 45 to 60 cm and weighs between 15 and 30 kg. His body is muscular, well-proportioned and shows the characteristic features of the Akita Inu, such as the strong head and erect ears. The coat can be of different colors, including black, white, brown or a combination of these colors.

Fur length medium
Fur - curly
Ear shape Standing Ears - Floppy Ear
Tail rolled up - lang
Anatomy muscular, rugged, massive, strong, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 45 - 66 cm
Weight ♀ 18 - 45 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 71 cm
Weight ♂ 18 - 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

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • The Aki-Poo is a hybrid dog created by crossing an Akita and a Poodle.

  • The size depends on the breeding lines. As a rule, the height at the withers is between 45 and 60 cm and the weight between 15 and 30 kg.

  • They are usually very loyal, intelligent, friendly and affectionate dogs. They are easy to train and also do very well as a family dog.

  • They usually have a wavy, long and dense coat. It must be brushed and bathed regularly. To avoid matting, the coat should be trimmed at least once a month.

  • Being a hybrid, they can inherit diseases common to both Akitas and Poodles. It is therefore advisable to have them regularly examined and vaccinated by a veterinarian.

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