My dad used to have an akita dog. He told us often that his dog was very stubborn, never showed friendly attitude to neighbors or visitors, showed his loyalty only to his owner (my dad) and his family member...but never harm anybody. He was not friendly to other dogs also. When other dogs found him during their walk, they bark like crazy. But he granced at it a moment, and gave a sniff and walk away. Dad told us he never intend to fight.
One of my friends also had a white akita dog. I have visited her house several times and played with him. This akita dog was completely opposite what my dad told me. Very friendly and couldn't stand being alone. He also never harm anybody, and barely barked.
Both told me that you need to train the dog well at first. Once he/she was trained, Akita dog will become very caring dog for you and your family member. My friend told me that her dog accidentally bit her arm once when she was playing with the dog. She said it was not really "bite". It was just his fang caught her arm not intending to do so. As proof of this, the moment his fang fell into her arm skin, he literally froze and didn't move even a bit. His mouth was like shaking with regret what just happened and his eyes was full of terror, she said.
Akita dog is very good one only if you train him/her well. Once he/she knows what is right (good), what is wrong (bad), the dog will never try to do bad things.
You just have to know that every dogs have fangs. Even they never intend, the accident may occur. You must keep it in mind. They are not a doll or robot that was programmed not to harm human. They have heart and if you hurt their feelings, they will do things that you are not willing to see.
· 1 decade ago