American Akita
American Akita

American Akita

The American Akita is a sweet and intelligent dog, but certainly not a pushover. The dog is not only intelligent, this breed is also independent, proud and dominant. The American Akita has a strong will of his own and needs an owner who is clearly in charge. Otherwise this beautiful dog will become unmanageable.

The American Akita is originally from Japan. It is rumored that the dog originated in northern Japan. A fallen from grace aristocrat was said to have been exiled to northern Japan. Apparently he had not fallen from grace very much, because he was allowed to govern this part of the country. He encouraged the local nobles there to compete with each other to breed the finest hunting dog. This eventually led to the creation of the Akita. Eventually the dog was so beautiful that it was only allowed to be kept by the Imperial family. The American Akita is somewhat similar to the Alaskan malamute, the Canadian eskimo dog, the Canaan dog and the Finnish striker.

The American Akita is good with young children. However, it is not wise to let young children play with the dog alone. Family members will not easily harm the dog. However, the dog will not accept that a family member is put in danger. When children quarrel, the dog will undoubtedly take sides with the child who belongs to his family. This means that he will take sides against the other child. The child may be frightened as a result.

Although the dog is quite active and loves to walk, he hates crowds. You certainly don't do him any favors with gatherings where there are a lot of strangers. The dog likes a place where he can retreat himself, a kind of safe space.

It's not always easy to find an American Akita puppy to raise. The breed can be quite stubborn. Perhaps stubborn is not even the right word. Confident and independent might be a better choice. In addition, thanks in part to his intelligence, this dog is easily bored. Therefore, do not let him do the same exercise too often during training. Then the fun for this dog will soon be gone.

During the upbringing, it is extremely important to pay a lot of attention to socialization. The American Akita therefore does not fit into a kennel. First of all, they have to learn to deal with strangers. This is quite difficult for this breed. In addition, it is really important that these dogs Learn to behave somewhat towards other dogs. The breed is quite dominant and can become aggressive when it sees another dog. This is especially the case when the dog sees another dog of the same sex. When the dog then becomes aggressive, it can become really dangerous. Therefore, the dog must learn to listen in the first place. In the second place, he must learn during his puppy-hood to avoid other dogs accept.

Facts about the American Akita:

  • The first American to own the Akita was Helen Keller. However, the first dog of this breed to be registered in the US was a different one. That was the dog Taro. He came into the U.S. through a U.S. serviceman.
  • The American Akita loves peace and his own safe place!
  • Most dogs threaten first before going on the attack. The American Akita finds this tactically unwise and attacks from nowhere when it needs to. Dog owners should be prepared for this and socialize the dog early.

More information about the American Akita on the website of the AKC

Characteristics American Akita

Specifications American Akita

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