About the American Akita

  • 25/10/2010

Choosing a dog is not easy, especially if you want to buy an American Akita. These types of dogs can easily rack up a bill, as they need plenty of feeding, long walks and plenty of love and attention. However, the American Akita is considered a good choice, as they are well known for being excellent guard dogs, not to mention highly intelligent.

These dogs are extremely powerful creatures. With their masculine frame and and bear-like head, this dog can appear to be very scary, especially to potential intruders, such as robbers and burglars. It is advised that if you decide to purchase a dog of this kind that you put up a warming sign outside your house, so that at least people are aware of the possible dangers if approached uninvited.

These dogs were originally bread in the mountains of Japan and were initially used to protect the people away from intruders in the cold regions. However, they can adapt very well to all weather conditions.

The American Akita is very independent and can be very dominant, so it is important that you seek professional guidance on how to train this type of dog from a young age. Furthermore, because of their domineering manners and approach they do not usually enjoy the company of other dogs, especially those of the same sex. If you do decide to let your Akita near other dogs, then it would be advised to do this with extreme caution, since the consequences can be devastating. The last thing you want is your dog put down, due to your own stupidity.

These dogs are attentive and affectionate towards their owners' children and people within the family, but may not be the same towards other people. Therefore, you will need to introduce the dog slowly to others, including friends so that the dog does not see them as a potential threat. It is also important to bear in mind that these dogs are very loyal and only have one owner, so the dog is unlikely to listen to anyone else.

Providing you do some thorough researching and seek some professional guidance on how to raise this kind of breed, they can make excellent household pets for the family.

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