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Akita, Japanese dog breed part II

Health and temperament of the Akita dog breed

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Temperament

The Akita breed is characterized for it’s dignity, courage, alertness, and devotion to its family. They are also extraordinarily affectionate and loyal when it comes to family and friends. Like many breeds they are territorial about its property, and can be reserved with strangers, So have this in mind when you take a stranger to your home. They are also very clean dogs, it is not unusual for an Akita to clean its face after eating.

As mentioned before they are known to be intolerant of other dogs of the same gender, as stated in the AKC breed standard.

akita and child 2 - small dog breeds

akita and child 2 – small dog breeds

 

Be careful…

the Akita is a large and powerful dog. So it’s not considered a breed for a first time dog owner. The breed has been marked by some entities as a dangerous dog. So think twice if you want to get an Akita for your home. The Akita is strong, dominant and independent. An Akita well trained should accept non-threatening strangers in your home, it will always be very protective of their family when in a threatening situation though. Akita‘s in general are good with children, it is said that the Akita breed has an affinity with children, other example of affinity is with retrievers having affinity with balls and sticks. However you should be careful with your children since these are large dogs when adults. These are not rules, not all Akita will behave the same, but most of them fits the description above, Teaching an Akita to respect children lies firmly in the hands of the owner.

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