Akita Dog Insurance

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The Akita is a “Spitz” breed originating from Japan and recognisable by its thick coat, designed to combat the coldest of environments.

These fluffy friends are pretty robust and, although aloof with strangers at first, are renowned for their affectionate treatment of family members. The Akita has been referred to as an “angel in fur” because of its gentle, companionable and trustworthy qualities. The popular American strain of Akita is now considered a separate breed from its Japanese cousin and has a greater variety of colours and makings.

The Akita won the hearts of would-be pet owners worldwide with the story of Hachikō. This loyal dog would meet his owner, Professor Ueno, from the train every day after work. When one day the professor suffered a fatal stroke and failed to appear, his loyal Akita returned to the same station at the same time every day for nine years.

Although very hardy, the breed can be susceptible to some genetic conditions of the joints and to gastric dilation that can lead to bloating. They can also show an intolerance to some drugs and vaccines.

By joining this group you use the buying power you share with other Akita owners to get a better deal on insurance. Currently, there is an offer available with VetsMediCover, so please join the group to find out more.

Dan Woolley By Dan Woolley

Community questions and answers

  • avatar for ValerieValerie 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    My puppy is a cross breed. Mum was a husky/German Shepherd & dad was a shakita would that make a difference to my insurance

  • avatar for GillGill 1 year, 6 months ago

    Do you insure dogs without a confirmed date of birth? We adopted our dog from a pound after he was abandoned. The vet said he was approximately one year old at the time, that was 4 years ago. So he is approximately 5 years old in July 2015. Thank you

  • avatar for HeidiHeidi (Bought By Many staff) 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hi there Gill, in instances such as these we recommend putting the date as the 1st of the month, roughly around when he was born. So I would say input 1 July 2010. I hope that helps! Kind regards, Heidi

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  • avatar for OliverOliver 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi as a owner of an Akita cross would she still be Eligible for this insurance being a cross breed

  • avatar for SamSam (Bought By Many staff) 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Oliver - yes, Akita crosses are eligible and very welcome to join the group. Best wishes, Sam

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How much is lifetime pet insurance for an Akita?

Based on insuring a 3-year old Akita, in an MK postcode. Minimum criteria: £4,000 vet fees cover (£12,000 for More Th>n). Data as at 11 September 2014.

VetsMediCoverGold£29.35 per month3/5 Defaqto rating
MORE TH>NPremier£40.36 per month5/5 Defaqto rating
John Lewis InsurancePlus£34.82 per month5/5 Defaqto ratingQuote
PetplanClassic£50.05 per month5/5 Defaqto ratingQuote

Defaqto has a star ratings system for pet and other types of insurance. "A basic product, with a low level of features and benefits" scores 1 star, while "An excellent product with a comprehensive range of features and benefits" scores 5 stars. Find out more.

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