Akita Puppies for Sale in NC: Breeders List (2022)

Akitas can be tough dogs to handle. They’re naturally quite aggressive and have a strong prey drive. As such, ownership of these dogs is not for everyone. They require a strong leader and lots of training. Before you buy an Akita, you have to be absolutely sure that you can handle them! In the right hands, they can be great dogs, but in the wrong hands, they can be a disaster!

If you’ve decided that the Akita is the right breed for you, you’ll want to find a breeder that will sell you a purebred puppy. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. There aren’t many Akita breeders in North Carolina, and the few that do exist are not listed on the ACA website.

However, to help you get started in your search for you perfect puppy, we’ve created a list of the few Akita breeders that are active in North Carolina along with their contact details, location, and as much information as we could find about them.

3 Akita Breeders in North Carolina

1. Society Akita

NamePeter Cheek
LocationRaleigh, NC
Phone number919-931-0300
PriceContact breeder

Society Akita is a breeder of AKC purebred Akitas located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s owned and operated by Peter Cheek and has been in operation for over 20 years.

Peter prides himself on providing his Akitas with all the comforts they need. They have their own living space in his fenced-in backyard with air conditioning, beds, carpet, tile floors, and even a television.

However, what I did find lacking about them is that they do not have any information about the health testing or pedigrees of the dogs in their breeding program. Many of the most reputable breeders provide info about their breeding dogs OFA and CERF health tests on their website, along with the dog’s pedigree, but on Society Akita’s website, none of this information was available. If you do decide to contact them, make sure to ask for this information.

People who have bought an Akita puppy from Peter are generally happy, though one person described the experience as being shady. This breeder has a 4.4-star rating on Google maps with 9 total reviews.

2. Wade’s Akita Kennel

LocationNorlina, NC
Phone number252-432-4136
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

Wade’s Akita Kennel is located in Norlina, which is in the north of North Carolina, relatively close to Raleigh and Durham.

Unfortunately, this breeder does not have a website, so it’s hard to find much information about them or the dogs they use in their breeding program.

However, they do have good reviews on their Facebook page, with a 5-star rating and a total of 11 reviews from customers.

3. Blue Ridge Akitas

NameAlicia Peterson
LocationBurnsville, NC
Phone number(828) 284-0641
Email[email protected]
PriceContact breeder

Blue Ridge Akitas is an Akita breeder located in Burnsville, North Carolina. It’s owned and operated by Alicia Peterson who has been actively breeding these dogs since 2014.

Alicia starts socializing her Akita puppies from day one to ensure that they’re well adjusted to continue their life as pets. When they are 6 weeks old, they go to the vet for a check-up as well as their first shots. They’re also regularly dewormed and the pups will have a microchip when you buy them.

Unfortunately, while this breeder does list the names of her dogs, along with some pictures, on her website, she does not list any additional information about them. There are no pedigrees or health certifications to be found.

In addition, there’s a thread on Reddit that refers to them as a backyard breeder.

Final words

As you can see, the list above is quite short. There are simply not that many Akita breeders in North Carolina. Unfortunately, the information that I could find online for the ones that are active in the state do not tick all the boxes that I’d like to see of a reputable breeder.

They’re not listed on the ACA website, do not provide pedigree information, and there is no information about health checks. Of course, this is not to say that they do not have that information, they could have it and choose not to put it on their website but to figure that out you’d have to contact them and ask. I don’t mean to insinuate that they’re necessarily bad, but the information that I could find about their breeding programs is quite lacking and something to take into consideration.

Buying a puppy, especially one with a tough temperament like an Akita, is not something that should be done hastily. Make sure that you do a lot of research into each breeder before deciding which one you buy from. After all, the breeder does lay the foundation for your Akita’s entire life!

If you find that none of the breeders in North Carolina fulfill your criteria, it’s a good idea to look outside of your own state as well. There are some good Akita breeders in Pennsylvania and Georgia that are worth taking a look at. It might be a bit of a drive, but since the dog will live with you for 10 to 12 years, it’s worth traveling for a day to pick the best option possible!

ThePetFaq recommends adoption from a rescue center over buying from a breeder. However, we also understand that adopting is not always possible and that there are many good reasons for choosing to buy from a breeder. Please note that we did not visit these breeders in person, however, we did research them to find as much information about them as possible. Always do your own research when buying a puppy!

Jesse A.