Are akitas hyper?

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Many Akitas do not get along with a dog (especially a dominant breed of dog) of the same sex.

Akitas are born hunters with a high prey drive and unless raised with small animals may deem them as prey.

Akitas have energy, but are very rarely hyper.

Akitas are known for their cat-like cleanliness!


The average Akita is powerful, loyal, courageous and weighs about 100 pounds.

The Akita is quiet, except to warn about intruders.

This makes him a natural guard dog.

Akitas have an aggressive trait; the Japanese breed them to propagate it.


Irresponsible ownership is more influential than breed on whether a dog poses a risk.

However, larger dogs are always capable of inflicting greater injury on other animals or people.

The Akita is a large, powerful breed with strong protective instincts.

If handled badly, Akitas can be dangerous.


The Akita is a bold and willful dog, naturally wary of strangers but extremely loyal to their family.

They are alert, intelligent, and courageous.

They tend to be aggressive toward other dogs, especially those of the same sex.

The Akita is courageous, a natural guardian of their family. Stubborn and willful, they won't back down from a challenge. They don't usually bark unless there is a good reason, but they are vocal, making amusing grunts, moans, and mumbles.

While temperaments do vary, of course, the Akita is very intelligent, extremely loyal, and can exhibit aggressive tendencies.

Akitas are not normally aggressive towards people, but do have a very well developed protective instinct.

Akitas are natural guardians of the home and do not require any guard-dog training.


Akita Trainability.

Akitas are a challenge to train, as they are strong-willed and dominant.

Originally bred as protectors, Akitas are instinctively wary of strangers.


It's pretty common for Akitas to nip and bite, especially when they are puppies and still teething.

While Bowser might not think much more of biting than as a normal part of play, his sharp teeth can, in fact, be quite painful.

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