Akita breed profile

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Training and intelligence
The Akita is a working dog breed, so it is intelligent with a capacity to work. It grows fast and your cute little puppy will soon be a large heavy dog, so start training as early as possible. It is essential to at least cover basic training - Akitas are large and determined.

Temperament
The Akita is affectionate, brave and protective of its people. It needs to spend a lot of time with its family to bond with them, and know it is one of the pack so that it does not guard inappropriately. It has a reputation for loyalty.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Akitas are very protective over their people, and are aggressive towards other dogs, so it is essential to socialise them, and have them under control.

Grooming and shedding
Akitas shed heavily at times, but regular brushing will help reduce this. Get them used to being groomed as early as possible.

Exercise
Akitas do not require excessive amounts of exercise, they do like to be active though.

Need for company
Akitas love company and really need to be indoor dogs that spend time with their families. They bond closely with their people and will not be happy if left alone too long.

General
Akitas are very large dogs with very strong guarding instncts - you must be a confident and experienced trainer to get the best from them.

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Books

The Akita: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the species-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your ....



Akitas (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

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The sturdy Akita, a much favored breed in his native Japan, is a loyal and affectionate family dog that thrives on companionship with humans. This book is a brand-new title in BarronÂ’s extensive line of Complete Pet OwnerÂ’s Manuals. They advise current and soon-to-be pet owners on the care of dogs ....



Akita (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)

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Recognized as a "Natural Monument" in Japan and hailed in America and England as a dignified and courageous guard dog and companion, the Akita has fascinate man for thousands of years. The largest of the Japanese spitz breeds, the Akita is a strong-minded, strong-bodied canine with a naturally dominate ....


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Harvey the Akita in the snow

While heavy snowfall has caused travel chaos across most of the UK, dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are making the most of Britain’s blizzard. Akita cross Harvey is one of Battersea’s canine residents who is enjoying the snow. However, Harvey has a thick fur coat to keep him warm. Akitas originate from the mountainous northern regions of Japan and Harvey is definitely feeling at home in today’s weather conditions.

While heavy snowfall has caused travel chaos across most of the UK, dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are making the most of Britain’s blizzard. Akita cross Harvey is one of Battersea’s canine residents who is enjoying the snow. However, Harvey has a thick fur coat to keep him warm. Akitas originate from the mountainous northern regions of Japan and Harvey is definitely feeling at home in today’s weather conditions.

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Brindle Akita - Max 8 months old

Real loving dog that loves to play. He plays at the dog park with any and every dog he see's.

Real loving dog that loves to play. He plays at the dog park with any and every dog he see's.

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Diesel a 12 month old japanese akita

diesel is a beautiful dog he is so loving and a big baby. he gets along so well with everyone and especially are new pup koby who is a akitaxrottweiler (6weeks old). loving breed of dog and just great to have. 
thanks

diesel is a beautiful dog he is so loving and a big baby. he gets along so well with everyone and especially are new pup koby who is a akitaxrottweiler (6weeks old). loving breed of dog and just great to have.

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Nanook Bower, from Churchville Pa

Nanook is a Full Bred Akita.  She's 4 yrs old.  She's a miracle dog because she got kennel cough at 10 weeks old, 2 weeks after we bought her.  The vets all said she would die because it turned to pneumonia and she was very sick.  I brought her back home and spent weeks giving her alot of love, anitbiotics, etc. and as you can see she's very happy and healthy!
She goes EVERYWHERE with me and has since day one!

Nanook is a Full Bred Akita. She's 4 yrs old. She's a miracle dog because she got kennel cough at 10 weeks old, 2 weeks after we bought her. The vets all said she would die because it turned to pneumonia and she was very sick. I brought her back home and spent weeks giving her alot of love, anitbiotics, etc. and as you can see she's very happy and healthy!
She goes EVERYWHERE with me and has since day one!

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Mystery

My dogs name is Mystery because you just don't know what to expect from her.She is great with my three boys,and is a joy to have around!

My dogs name is Mystery because you just don't know what to expect from her.She is great with my three boys,and is a joy to have around!

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Tora

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Another extremely rare Japanese Silver Brindle Akita, male 3 years old.

Another extremely rare Japanese Silver Brindle Akita, male 3 years old.

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Rita

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An extremely rare Japanese Silver Brindle Akita female 2 years old.

An extremely rare Japanese Silver Brindle Akita female 2 years old.

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Akita: Akita

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Dogs Name: AkitaOwners Name: PriscillaThis is my baby Akita. He passed away on march 9, 2008. He was the best dog ever

Dogs Name: Akita
Owners Name: Priscilla
This is my baby Akita. He passed away on march 9, 2008. He was the best dog ever

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baku mizu: Akita

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Dogs Name: baku mizuhe just a lil guy here

Dogs Name: baku mizu
he just a lil guy here

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Kianti and Java : Akita

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Dogs name: Kianti and JavaOwners Name: Rhonda and Glenn H.

Dogs name: Kianti and Java
Owners Name: Rhonda and Glenn H.

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