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I;ve just been asked if i,d like to have an american akita puppy, I already have a husky/malamute cross and have considered getting another dog as a play mate for him, Does anyone have experience with akitas. He seems to get on with an akita bitch nextdoor but through a fence.


Also any other advise about akita is welcome.
 

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I;ve just been asked if i,d like to have an american akita puppy, I already have a husky/malamute cross and have considered getting another dog as a play mate for him, Does anyone have experience with akitas. He seems to get on with an akita bitch nextdoor but through a fence.

Also any other advise about akita is welcome.
Having spoken to Akita owners, it seems the American lines in particular can be a bit more fiesty then the Japanese lines. They can get on with other dogs
but on the whole they seem to be a bit selective who they will like and who they wont. Malamutes can be same sex agressive too and some even with opposite sexes it has been known and I think some Akitas can as well. Sometimes they get on with all dogs when younger but come adolsecence that can change it applies to Mals and from what I can make out form Akita owners they can too. I know a father and son Akita who are apparently Ok and live together but they dont like other dogs and that goes for opposite sexes too. A lot of course will be whats in the lines as regards breeding and temperament too.

As said home turf and changes as they mature can change things. Whatever you do I wouldnt be getting same sexes thats for sure.

I only know Akita wise of what Ive seen and speaking to owners I know with them and the problems they get with some.

This may help its Akita welfares/rescue site bt lots of good info on the breed on there and links to articles.

Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (ARW) UK | Adoption & Rehoming

The Japanese Akita Welfare Trust | UK Akita Rescue - The Japanese Akita Welfare Trust

Neither breeds the most easiest of dogs and both require early and continued socialisation and training. All I would say is do your homework on the Akita as a breed and temperament and then make an informed decision.
 

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Having spoken to Akita owners, it seems the American lines in particular can be a bit more fiesty then the Japanese lines. They can get on with other dogs
but on the whole they seem to be a bit selective who they will like and who they wont. Malamutes can be same sex agressive too and some even with opposite sexes it has been known and I think some Akitas can as well. Sometimes they get on with all dogs when younger but come adolsecence that can change it applies to Mals and from what I can make out form Akita owners they can too. I know a father and son Akita who are apparently Ok and live together but they dont like other dogs and that goes for opposite sexes too. A lot of course will be whats in the lines as regards breeding and temperament too.

As said home turf and changes as they mature can change things. Whatever you do I wouldnt be getting same sexes thats for sure.

I only know Akita wise of what Ive seen and speaking to owners I know with them and the problems they get with some.

This may help its Akita welfares/rescue site bt lots of good info on the breed on there and links to articles.

Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (ARW) UK | Adoption & Rehoming

The Japanese Akita Welfare Trust | UK Akita Rescue - The Japanese Akita Welfare Trust

Neither breeds the most easiest of dogs and both require early and continued socialisation and training. All I would say is do your homework on the Akita as a breed and temperament and then make an informed decision.
definately right about changing during adolecence, CJ used to be fine with all dogs if not a bit too boisterous (small dogs have always hated him) but he would never attempt to harm any other dog big or small, recently he has been getting funny with other males(still ok with females), and recently escaped and ended up in a scuffle with a GSD, we passed a collie earlier and he had a good growl.

but at the same time hes not so much agressive as (i know people dont like this word) 'dominant' when he got into the scuffle with the GSD there was no hard to either dog, just seemed more like he was aserting himself, but then again I suppose things could contine to esculate as hes only 12 months and still has some more maturing to do
 

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My friend owns an American Akita and I spoke to her when I read this post and she says "If you do get an American Akita, get a female, because of the same sex aggression in this breed. However, if your current dog is well socialized with other dogs and you get a male Akita puppy, make sure he is very well socialized as well. Even neutered, they can be very aggressive."
 

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Thanks for the advise. I have about 8 to 12 months to make up my mind on this, but will defo be a bitch and khan will be neuted and fully recovered.
 
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