Nekita

90-130 lbs
25-28"
United States
Akita
Neapolitan Mastiff

The Nekita hybrid is a combination of the Akita Inu and the Neapolitan Mastiff. They are both giant breeds so your Nekita will likely grow to be about 160 pounds and 25 to 29 inches tall when fully grown. They have short, thick fur that is usually brindle, sable, fawn, red, brown, black, white, silver, or pied. Although they are friendly and loving to their owners, they can be touchy with little children under school age. They can be trained to be gentle but should always be supervised. The Nekita gets along well with other pets and makes an excellent guard dog due to their courageous loyalty and large size. 

Purpose
Guardian, Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Akita Inu and Neapolitan Mastiff

Nekita Health

Average Size
Male Nekita size stats
Height: 27-30 inches Weight: 120-160 lbs
Female Nekita size stats
Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 90-130 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Pemphigus
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Nekita Breed History

The Akita Inu is a Japanese dog that originated in the 1600s used for hunting bear and other large animals in the snowy mountains. They were also used in dog fighting until they made it illegal. The Akita Inu was bred from the Northern Spitz but it was originally known as the Snow Country Dog before their name was changed to Akita. According to the United States and Canada, there is only one breed of Akita Inu that has two types, the American and Japanese. However, the rest of the world considers these two separate breeds. The Akita Inu is considered to be a national treasure in Japan due to the loyalty of a dog, Hachiko, who would meet his owner at the train station every day. Unfortunately, one day his owner passed away while at work but Hachiko was so loyal he would wait at the train station every day at the same time for several years. A statue was set up in the train station named after this brave dog. The Akita was also popular with Helen Keller, who received one as a gift from the Japanese government when she visited there. The American Kennel Club did not acknowledge the Akita Inu until many years later, in 1972. Now, they are considered the 46th most popular breed of dog in the United States. The Neapolitan Mastiff came from Naples, Italy during ancient times from the British Mastiff and Roman War Dog. They were used mostly as guard dogs due to their imposing size and bravery. The Neapolitan Mastiff was known as the “big dog for little men” because they protected everyone in the family. This giant, wrinkly dog may not be beautiful on the outside but they are lovable family pets and have been part of the American Kennel Club since 2004. They are now the 99th most popular dog breed in America. 

Nekita Breed Appearance

Your Nekita is a very large dog, usually over 100 pounds but closer to 150. They can get up to 30 inches tall and are very solid and muscular. Their large nose is black or brown but may also be blue or Isabella depending on the color of the coat. They have almond shaped eyes that are amber or brown with a watchful expression. If your Nekita takes after the Neapolitan Mastiff, she may have very wrinkled and loose skin with a large dewlap. Their coat is short, of medium to thick density, and is typically brindle, sable, fawn, red, brown, black, white, silver, pied, or a combination of these colors. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Nekita eyes
Brown
amber Nekita eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Nekita nose
Blue
black Nekita nose
Black
brown Nekita nose
Brown
isabella Nekita nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
black Nekita coat
Black
brown Nekita coat
Brown
red Nekita coat
Red
cream Nekita coat
Cream
fawn Nekita coat
Fawn
silver Nekita coat
Silver
white Nekita coat
White
pied Nekita coat
Pied
sable Nekita coat
Sable
brindle Nekita coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Nekita straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Nekita Breed Maintenance

Your Nekita does not need to be brushed too often due to their short coat. However, to encourage proper skin health and prevent excessive shedding, you should brush your Nekita with a slicker brush or rubber curry brush at least two or three times a week. You can bathe them with a mild dog shampoo if needed but check with your veterinarian to see if she needs medicated shampoos if she has loose skin like the Neapolitan Mastiff. Be sure to make certain that her skin folds are always clean and moisture free so that bacteria does not accumulate. Clip your dog’s nails when needed and clean her ears once every 7 to 10 days. Check for ear mites, redness, or irritation as well. 

Brushes for Nekita
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Nekita requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Nekita Temperament

The Akita Inu has a tendency to become aggressive so your dog has to be trained properly before being introduced to children and pets. They are alert, loyal, and protective so they are perfect guard dogs due to their imposing size. They are fairly easy to train but may need some reminders once in a while. Some owners prefer obedience classes to make sure their Nekita is safe for their family and responsive to their training. They are not recommended for new owners who have not had large dogs previously. The breed is good with other pets, even cats, but must be properly socialized when young. 

Nekita Activity Requirements

The Nekita is an energetic dog who needs at least an hour of vigorous exercise every day to stay healthy. This breed does have a tendency to get gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat, so be sure not to let them eat within an hour of any vigorous activities. Your Nekita loves to run and play fetch so those two activities should be a daily routine as well as taking her for a walk several times per day. If these dogs do not get enough exercise, they tend to get anxious or bored and may even become aggressive.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Nekita Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4.5 cups
Daily Cost
$3.20 - $4.00
Monthly Cost
$96.00 - $120.00

Nekita Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Nekita size stats at six months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 65 lbs
Female Nekita size stats at six months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 45 lbs
12 Months
Male Nekita size stats at 12 months
Height: 27 inches Weight: 100 lbs
Female Nekita size stats at 12 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 70 lbs
18 Months
Male Nekita size stats at 18 months
Height: 28 inches Weight: 140 lbs
Female Nekita size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 110 lbs

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