Akita

Akita

Description

The Akita is a large and powerful dog breed with a noble and intimidating presence. They were originally used for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. These dogs also tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and sometimes deer. The Akita does not back down from challenges and does not frighten easily. Consequently, they are fearless and loyal guardians of their families. Yet they are also affectionate, respectful, and amusing dogs when properly trained and socialized.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:Working Dogs
Height:2 feet to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:70 to 130 pounds
Life Span:10 to 12 years

Highlights

To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a rescue or shelter that will vaccinate, provide veterinary care, and require applicants to meet dogs to make sure they are a good fit for their potential forever family.

  • The Akita can aggressive with other dogs and is especially prone to same-sex aggression. They’ll need socialization training to overcome these tendencies.
  • The Akita is not a good choice for first-time dog owners.
  • Positive socialization and consistent, firm training are essential for the Akita. If he is mishandled or mistreated, they often respond by becoming aggressive.
  • The Akita will chase other pets in the house if not trained properly.
  • The Akita sheds—a lot!
  • Prolonged eye contact is considered a challenge by the Akita, and they may respond aggressively.
  • Training the willful Akita can be challenging and requires understanding, experience, and patience. It’s best to work with a trainer familiar with the breed, but be sure to be involved in the training, yourself.
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Description

The Akita is a large and powerful dog breed with a noble and intimidating presence. They were originally used for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. These dogs also tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and sometimes deer. The Akita does not back down from challenges and does not frighten easily. Consequently, they are fearless and loyal guardians of their families. Yet they are also affectionate, respectful, and amusing dogs when properly trained and socialized.

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