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Can Akitas be social?

Can Akitas be social?

The willful and determined Akita is also, despite their public reserve, a very social pet who needs plenty of time with their family. They not do well as a backyard dog. Companionship holds hands with loyalty, which is what this breed is all about.

Are Akitas protective of their owners?

Akitas are not normally aggressive towards people, but do have a very well developed protective instinct. Akitas are natural guardians of the home and do not require any guard-dog training. They are very quiet dogs and do not bark unless there is a good reason.

How long do Akitas usually live?

Akita Inu: 10 – 12 years

When was the Akita Inu Hozonkai society created?

The Akita Inu Hozonkai Society of Japan was founded in the late 1920s and the breed was designated as a national treasure to Japan in 1937. The reason for this decision was the loyalty of the famous canine, Haichiko, who met his owner at the train station every day at a certain time.

When did the Akita breed become common in the US?

In 1927, the Akita Inu Hozonkai Society of Japan was formed with a goal of preserving the original Akita and in 1931 the breed was given the designation of a national treasure of Japan. The breed became more common in the United States after WW II when soldiers returned from serving in Japan with the dogs in tow.

What kind of dog is an Akita Inu?

Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, Akita Ken. The Akita breed is known for its loyalty and companionship now, but when the breed originated in the 1600s, it was used as a fighting dog and to hunt bear.

How often should I take my Akita Inu for a walk?

Brushing them once a week and trimming their nails is recommended but they do not need to be bathed often, except maybe once a month or if they get especially dirty. They are energetic and need exercise daily, so you should be prepared to take them on long walks or for a trip to the park.