Sep 26, 2003, 11:22 PM
Post #16 of 22
My family owned an Akita once, a beautiful lovely dog. But watch out, they are naturally dangerous, protective and territorial. They are loyal as well and posess many other good qualities but it's the dangerous ones that you have to worry about! We got the Akita when I was about 5, I loved him and his little tail
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Then 5 years later we got a Golden Retriever puppy, when we brought him home our Akita wanted to eat him, I guess since he was never near a puppy before and the puppy was in HIS home. He was always gentle with us children, as long as you DO NOT startle them. Once I came up from behind him when he was sleeping, touched his back and said "Hello" to him softly and he snapped at my neck. If I didn't pull my head back in time he would have got me.
He didn't feel that he was the alpha of the house, he was my Father's dog. While he would care for the family he was ultimately loyal to my Father, that's the great thing about Akita's I don't believe that they would intentionally attack someone if they were properly trained unless threatened. Teach anyone that goes around your Akita to not startle them or they may get hurt! They were used as Imperial Guard Dogs in Feudal Japan!
They can be just as loving as any other dog if they're raised to, so those dangerous qualities only manifest when they need to if trained properly. They're loving, loyal, protective, even-tempered, territorial dogs. They also have the capacity to be very aggressive, so train an Akita well. The only trait of theirs that I don't like is their territorialism. That's some of my experiences with my Akita!