Get to know the American Akita
All you need to know about the breed
The bold and brave American Akita is a stunning breed whose individuality and confidence are to be admired. Fiercely protective of their family, these powerful dogs are natural guardians who rarely back away from a challenge. But despite their somewhat intimidating public demeanour, the American Akita has an entirely other side reserved uniquely for their loved ones. Playful and affectionate in their “private life”, an American Akita wants nothing more than to be by their family’s side, wherever that may be.
Though a one-family kind of dog, the American Akita is very social within their home environment and most content when included in daily activities. Though not prone to barking, the American Akita is quite vocal, producing an impressive range of grunts, mumbles, moans, etc. And another unique American Akita trait is known as mouthing, wherein they carry various items around, from toys to shoes to your hand. The latter isn’t aggressive behaviour, but rather a means of telling their owners, ‘Let’s go for a walk’ or ‘Come see this’.
Despite the affection and loyalty that the American Akita showers on their family, this breed can be stubborn and determined both in and outside the home. As such, confident, experienced dog owners capable of establishing their Alpha position will fare best. However, anyone willing to take the time necessary to properly train and socialise an American Akita will be rewarded with a devoted, loving pet-owner relationship.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your American Akita
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