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Aki-Poo History

The Aki-Poo is a hybrid, or designer, breed of puppy that is the result of mixing the Alaskan Malamute with the Pug. The Ak-Poo is a smaller version of the well-known Alaskan Eskimo Dog. The name “Aki” is an acronym for “Alaskan Husky – Pug”. The Ak-Poo is a medium-sized, compact hybrid that weighs between 29-48 kg (64-106 lbs). The temperament of the Ak-Poo is similar to that of the Alaskan Malamute, and is often docile, but stubborn. The Ak-Poo is intelligent and nimble, and makes a great family pet.

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Akita Inu, Poodle

Aki-Poo Physical Characteristics

The Aki-Poo is a small, medium-to-large sized, hypoallergenic, designer breed of dogs, with sturdily built bodies that are longer than they are tall. They usually have short, straight coats, although some have long hair that falls down their backs like a sheep. They have wide-set, round eyes. The ears are triangular and of medium size. Their muzzles are rounded, but not as bulky as in other Poodle breeds. They have a long tail that is pointed and can be carried either curled over the back or straight down. They have webbed feet and are nearly tailless.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 15 – 28 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 28 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 120 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 115 lbs

Aki-Poo Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Aki-Poo Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Entropion, Cataracts, Pemphigus, Sebaceous Adenitis, Bloat, Von Willebrand’s Disease

Aki-Poo Temperament and Behaviour

Aki-Poos are a hybrid dog breed that combines the best traits of the Akita and the Poodle. They are loyal, loving, and protective of their families, and make great companion dogs. They are also intelligent and trainable, and excel in obedience and agility trials. Aki-Poos are active dogs that need plenty of exercise, and are not well suited for life in an apartment or small home.

Aki-Poo Activity Requirements

The Aki-Poo is a relatively new designer dog that was developed in Japan. They are a small, short-haired, and highly intelligent breed that is gaining popularity around the world. The Aki-Poo is a low-energy, low-maintenance, and hypoallergenic dog. They are friendly, outgoing, and sociable, and they love spending time with their family. They generally get along well with children and other pets. The best way to satisfy your Aki-poo’s exercise needs is to take them on a quick, brisk walk once or twice a day. While they don’t need a ton of physical exercise, they do make excellent jogging companions.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Aki-Poo is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Aki-Poo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Aki-Poo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Aki-Poo is part of the Unclassified group.

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