that got your attention! Did you just see the movie starring
Richard Gere and a cast of Akitas? Now you want one just like that
for your very own. Such loyalty, such beauty, you think you can own a
living icon of dedication and loyalty like Hachiko and you want one
immediately. Did you know that Mr. Gere said that Akitas are not
food motivated, not anxious to please you but are stubborn, difficult to
train and will work when they can please themselves. Yes, they are
all of that and more, so before you run out to buy a Hachiko, please
spend some time at this website to learn what it's really like to live
with an Akita. It's all about preparation, education and
willingness to accept these dogs for what they are. This is not a
movie, this is life--yours and theirs.
We also thank the Hallmark Channel and Richard Gere for their generous
donations to the
Akita Rescue Society of America.
The money was split between two of
the largest groups needing help.
Akita the right breed for you? Forget the stories that you have
heard about Akitas and aggression--humans are far more aggressive and
many of those lack the reasoning skills of Akitas! Akitas have long been
known for their loyalty regardless of the treatment they receive from
their human companions. This breed is used with great success as
therapy dogs, in all canine sports, but most of all, they excel as
Like all dogs,
Akitas need to be well socialized and trained to suit your family.
That socialization and training should continue throughout their lives.
They need to be part of the family, not simply isolated in a yard and
then taken out at your convenience.
Like all dogs,
Akitas do not like to be teased, but then which one of us likes to be
perpetually teased and tormented? Treat an Akita with genuine affection,
nurture the early bonds of puppy-hood and become a leader in the eyes of
your Akita and your kids and then, yes, an Akita can be the right breed
They are gorgeous puppies but grow into a large, powerful and
proud animal. If you need a breed that will remain a lap dog,
Akitas may not be your ideal choice; some folks like to have their
Akitas snuggling beside them and not sitting on top of them!
They are ideal for the home office person since they are happy to stay
by your side forever and they never download the wrong programs from the
are such wonderful home companions, they need a regular exercise program
but then, so do you! Walking your Akita every day is reason enough
to have one. Their size and majestic appearance will often start
conversations with the right people but will definitely deter the wrong
Throughout this website, you can visit these Akitas and their families
to learn more about the breed. We highly recommend joining the
Akita Club of America and
getting involved in keeping Akitas safe from the wrong people but
available to all the good people on earth!
Which brings me to the purpose of this website. Akitas, like every
other breed that gains popularity in America, can end up in the wrong
hands. Dogs are property--plain and simple in the eyes of the law.
That means that anyone can own an Akita. And that's why some of these
magnificent dogs get into trouble. They are abused, abandoned and
occasionally involved in bite cases. They have been added to
uninsurable breed lists maintained by insurance companies--all of which
are an unsubstantiated form of "racism."
So, if you are a breeder, please take your responsibilities very
seriously since your guidance to a family selecting a puppy can make all
the difference in how the relationship builds and if it lasts. You
are the first bastion of keeping Akitas safe!
If you are an owner, you already know a good deal about the traits of
your own Akita and if you're having a problem, this is a place where you
may find some answers. At the least, we are willing to help you
locate someone with knowledge.
If you are one of the few who would
like to see any breed banned from ownership, perhaps this website will
show you how wrong you are in assuming that dogs are born with mental
illness--that is a human disease.
firstname.lastname@example.org to send photos.
(We are not responsible for any stupidity or
irresponsible actions of current or future owners of Akitas or other
breeds. This website is for sharing the joy of owning an Akita
raised correctly with SOCIALIZATION and OBEDIENCE TRAINING! We
encourage you to act responsibly and lovingly!)
If you own an Akita or once owned an
Akita, please join with the Akita Club of America and fill out the
professionally designed, important Health Survey at:
We need your input.
Now to those of you who wish to own an
Akita and are willing to share your heart with one that is in desperate
need of a proper home. Visit this website and put in your zip