Red Longcoat Female
Akitas can have a longer coat. It
is a recessive gene that takes both parents to be carriers to produce;
therefore a longcoat is usually not bred. A longcoat is
exactly like an normal coated Akita with the exception of the length and
texture of the coat. Longcoats are not shown as it is an undesired
coat per the AKC standard.
Longcoats make wonderful companions and
don't require a significant amount of extra work to maintain the
coat. They shred twice yearly like a normal coated Akita, and look
bigger than an average Akita due to the length of their coat.