Thursday, July 24, 2008

Akita dog

akita dogThe Akita dog breed originated from the Akita region in Japan and this breed is more than 3000 years old. For many years now, the Akita has captured the hearts of the Japanese people and are seen as the national dogs of Japan where they have also been selected as a Natural Monument. Guard dogs, fighting dogs and hunters are some of the common uses of the Akita dog breed and also to perform army and guard work. The Akita is a very effective in hunting that's why many people choose Akitas as their hunting dog because they can also hunt in deep snow.

Akitas thrives on human attention so make sure that you give them the attention they need. Aside from that it is also one of the most loyal dog breed that you can find but can be wary of strangers at times. This is a dog that will protect its family and territory fiercely without showing any fear and they can be very aggressive towards other animals. In spite of being a great guard dogs, owners will be very happy to know that Akita dogs do not bark excessively. Seeing that the Akitas love human companionship, they will not stand out in an environment where both owners work.

You need to spend fair amount of time in grooming an Akita In order to keep its coats in a good condition. These dogs should be brushed with a hair brush daily. Bathe Akita when really necessary and always use a gentle shampoo, if the shampoo is not gentle enough, it might strip their coats from its natural oils.

Akitas should have thorough training sessions because it is vital for these dogs to be submitted to sufficient socialization and obedience training. Akita dogs will try to take control or will want to be the alpha so it is also very important that the owners of these dogs establish their dominance.