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Getting a Japenese akita cross staffordshire bull terrier

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by sdc121, Dec 3, 2012.


  1. sdc121

    sdc121 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I am thinking of getting a male 8 week old Japanese akita cross staffordshire bull terrier, could people tell me what they think to these dogs if been anything bad or good reviews?

    I would appreciate your advise.

    Thanks
    Steven
     
  2. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    I would look up both breeds in detail and decide if its something which appeals to you.

    No body can tell you what this dog will be like - Its a mongrel and could take either dogs characteristics.

    From the Akita side - Are you prepared for a dog which can never go off lead? A dog which is a natural gaurder so will possibly need to be put out the way whenever you have visitors / children over to play with your kiddies? Which could be prone to same sex dog aggression? Which has an extremely high prey drive and aloof /doesn't listen lol (The kennel club actually describe American Akitas as Aloof in the breed description) when out of the house? And moults alot.

    From the Staffy side - Are you prepared for a head strong dog who wont stand down? For the 'stigma' attached to the breed also happy buying a pup knowing the current rescue situation with Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Crosses.?

    Obviously both breeds also have some amazing positives BUT I think you need to consider the worst case scenario in-case the dog takes on all the not so easy to handle characteristics from either breed.

    Also bear in mind this dog would have most likely came from a back yard breeder (NO respectable breeder would mix these two breeds!) so they wont have been bred for health / temperament. You will be paying money for a possible time bomb of any such issues.

    Personally I wouldnt pay a penny for a pup of this mixture.
     
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  3. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Commander of a tiny, furry army
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    Dogs don't really come with 'reviews' as they're not a washing machine, TV or car ;)

    Personally, the likelihood of this mix being bred by an ethical breeder is zero, so there won't have been any thought put into the breeding at all & there could be all sorts of future problems.

    It could turn out to have all the worst traits of one or both breeds, & both breeds require the parents to be health tested, & both breeds will need to be tested for their respective hereditary diseases, meaning theoretically the puppies could inherit double the conditions of a pedigree dog.

    Anyone breeding staffies or staffie crosses at the moment is contributing to the current rescue crisis.

    I also sincerely hope the mum is the JA:(
     
  4. Gemmaa

    Gemmaa PetForums VIP

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    Wow, how on earth would that kind of mix work? :eek:
     
  5. Bagrat

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    Sounds like a couple of "status" dogs got together by misfortune or back yard design. You would have no idea of whether parents were "good temperament" or a liability. Could you see the parents before you buy. If you have the patience of a saint and the time to go with it, plus ignore all the points made by others you MIGHT enjoy your new life together.
    I don't mean to sound harsh and don't know how experienced you are with dogs of this type but even an experienced owner might struggle. This would be a huge commitment and a lot of work.
     
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  6. Luz

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    For all the reasons already stated, I wouldn't touch these pups with a barge pole!
     
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  7. ouesi

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    I fell hook, line, and sinker for the last wind-up.
    Surely this is one too?
     
  8. Luz

    Luz PetForums VIP

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    some idiot is obviously breeding them.
    i have 5 gorgeous puppy's and are 8 weeks old and ready to find new loving homes,they all have been wormed and flead up to date,they are very friendly and loving pups,and will go outside when the back door is open,mom is american akita and dad is a staff and both parents have fantastic temperaments,and the pups have been bought up with young children.£300.there are 3 girls and 2 boys,the first 3 pics are the girls and the last 2 pics are the boys.please only genuine callers and no private numbers and please call only thankyou

    But this ad is out of date. :rolleyes:
     
  9. 3dogs2cats

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    I`m kind of hoping its a wind-up aswell, but I have just in the last week come across two Akita mixes, both very young dogs, one an Akita x Rottie. The other an Akita x GSD, so maybe Akita xs are becoming popular.
     
  10. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    Oh geez....
     
  11. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Sounds like someone trolling:Yawn:

    Personally think this particular cross is awful and wouldn't touch with a barge pole.

    At the risk of upsetting any Akita owners, an Akita is the only dog (so far) that has scared me rigid. This is going back some years now, a friend got a pup, but I didnt go to the house until the dog was several years old. From the moment I entered the house til I left, the dogs eyes never left me. From time to time she would bark strongly at me. I ignored her and took care not to meet her gaze, to be quite honest when I was left alone with her for a few minutes I was very nervous and I'm sure she was aware of this. I was so glad to leave the house (and in one piece) and never went back. Never been scared of any dog prior to that, just treated dogs with the respect they deserve, but this one changed me and I have been wary of the breed ever since. Sorry Akita lovers.
     
  12. Luz

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    american bulldog x american akita ,

    Japanese boudaux (japanese akita x douge de boudaux ) girls an boys Here i have a wounderful big litter of japanese boudaux. big chunky healthy pups

    11 month French Mastiff x American Akita Dog

    HERE WE HAVE 8 BEAUTIFUL CHUNKY AKITA X ROTTWEILER PUPS FOR SALE

    have 4 beautiful pups for sale they are Akita x springer spaniel

    Akita x husky x french mastiff x american bulldog girl

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  13. DT

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    No way of knowing!
    the two breeds you mention, you could have timebomb
    but then again with the correct treatment you could end up with a couch potato! but doubtful
    BUT! somehow cannot get my head why someone would want to cross such breeds
    Waws the litter an accident, and itf you dont mind me asking are you paying much for theis pup?
     
  14. tiatortilla

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    just googled it as i couldn't begin to imagine what these look like, they are cute as hell but that's not definitely not a good enough reason for getting a pup so yeah - what everyone else said!
     
  15. Happy Paws

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    I was thinking that.

    I always fall for them as well.
     
  16. Luz

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    Which wind up was that? I'd like to know because I probably fell for it too and didn't even realise!
     
  17. Julesky

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    hahahah me too
     
  18. Sled dog hotel

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    Nothing wrong with either breed, providing they are in the hands of a savvy owner who has done the research on the breed and what is needed to succesfully own them and put in all the work on early and continued socialisation and training. Both breeds though especially the Akita maybe even more so without that can become an accident waiting to happen.

    Parents temperament is very important but so it rearing socialisation and training the pups. Akitas I know from speaking to owners of especially the American type/lines can be very feisty and selective which dogs they like and dont like and who they live with other dog wise. Staffies can be great, but again can be known to be dog agressive if not brought up and trained correctly. Akitas can be very guarding and territorial. Staffies tend to love people but not so good with other dogs if brought up wrongly.

    Before you even consider getting one I suggest you do your research on both breeds throughly as regards to personality, temperaments and socialisation and traing requirements and then decide if your up to doing it properly.
    There isnt lots of Akitas and Staffies in rescue for nothing, as well as indescrimanate breeding without thought, a lot are there because people got the wrong dogs in the first place and couldnt cope with them or put in what they need in the first place.

    Not always easy breeds individually so a mix of the two is anyones guess.
     
  19. rocco33

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    Unfortunately, this is the state of certain types of dog breeding in the UK. These pups really are being bred too frequently by idiots as status dogs.
     
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  20. Milliepoochie

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    Sadly after some googling theres a fair few - Just google Akita X Staffy under google images :( So so sad. (I had to google it as couldnt understand what on earth it would look like)

    Its as stupid a mix as my girl - Shar Pei X Rottie :mad: Who goes to someone and BUYS that?


    All I have to say is good job some people pick up the pieces as I doubt all of them end up in long term homes :( Makes me so angry :(
     
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