The Akita

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The Akita is a powerful, large dog, and it is not thought to be a good breed for a novice pet owner. Some countries have even gone so far as to list it as a dangerous dog. An Akita is perfectly safe if its raised under the right conditions with proper training, and no abuse, neglect, or misuse.

The Akita is an assertive, forceful, and individualistic breed, sometimes distant with strangers, but very close to its family members, and it shows a high degree of loyalty too. These breeds are very resistant to the elements, and they can handle almost anything, but they sometimes fall prey to innate genetic conditions and a sensitivity to different drugs.

The Akita can be extremely territorial, and it might be aloof with some strangers. It has some characteristics and qualities of a feline in the kinds of actions it takes. For instance, it will preen its litter maters, clean its face when it’s finished consuming food, and be very tidy in the house. They are known to show hostilities to other dogs of the same breed and gender.

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