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Akita Dog
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JennNY    Posted 05-25-2004 at 21:42:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone own an Akita Dog? If so, could you tell me the pro's and con's?

Clipper    Posted 05-26-2004 at 04:43:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know they eat a LOT and produce magnificent landmines....

Fawteen - Heh, heh, heh..    Posted 05-26-2004 at 04:54:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ayuh. Kinda resembles a hoss in that respect...

Fawteen    Posted 05-26-2004 at 04:32:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven't owned one personally, but have worked with several that belonged to other folks.

Akitas are much like any other dog, how they're raised determines what they'll be.

They're large, need room to run, won't do well in an apartment situation, tend to be very loyal and protective. If not well socialized as pups, their loyalty and protectiveness can lead to aggressiveness with strangers.

Ideally, they're cold weather dogs. Their thick, double-layered coat will make them miserable in hot weather. I wouldn't be comfortable sujecting an Akita to life along the Rio Grande, for instance.

Ret    Posted 05-26-2004 at 04:56:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got to agree with you to a point, but they had been bred for fighting for years. That does carry over inside. When they do blow a fuse, they are terribly dangerous. I would have second thoughts about owning one

Fawteen    Posted 05-26-2004 at 05:01:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't seen or heard of an example of that. That's not to say it doesn't happen, but my private suspicion would be that they're being painted with the same brush as Rotties, Dobies and Pitbulls (Staffordshire Terriers).

A healthy pup from good bloodlines without inbreeding, properly raised and socialized will make you a good dog. I'd have no reservations about trusting such a dog around my kids.

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