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Undercoat may be a different color from outer coat. Disqualification – Merle marking pattern. Liver color. Gait : Brisk and powerful with strides of moderate length. Back remains strong, firm and level. Rear legs move in line with front legs. Size : Males 26 to 28 inches at the withers; bitches 24 to 26 inches. Disqualification – dogs under 25 inches; bitches under 23 inches. Temperament : Alert and responsive, dignified and courageous. Akitas may be intolerant of other dogs, particularly of the same sex. Disqualifications : Partial or total lack of pigmentation on nose. Any nose color other than black, except on white Akitas. Drop or broken ears. Noticeably undershot or overshot. Sickle or uncurled tail. Dogs under 25 inches; bitches under 23 inches. Merle marking pattern. Liver Color.
Approved May 10, 2022 Effective August 8, 2022
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