Akita puppies, like all puppies are cute and so easy to like that it’s easy for your heart to rule your head when making the decision about whether to take the plunge and buy an Akita. The furry little bear like pup will definitely draw you to it but when deciding whether to choose an Akita for a pet you must think logically. Remember that cute cuddly puppy will grow into a 100 to 130lb adult in no time and will require extensive training and a lot of your time if you are to turn it into a well-balanced and friendly pet.
The average size of a litter for an Akita is about seven puppies or more. When choosing your Akita puppy you need to take your time and make sure you choose the right Akita puppy for your personality. Akita puppies will all have their own personalities and by careful observation you will be able to distinguish between the more placid puppies and the dominant aggressive ones.
Remember Akitas require extensive training, this is no ordinary dog and you should be exercising good judgement when choosing an Akita puppy. You will need to spend time with the litter to observe the puppies in their natural environment. I discuss techniques in my book that you can use to help choose the right puppy for your temperament.
When choosing an Akita puppy, look for a friendly puppy. Unless you are a strong personality avoid choosing an overbearing dominant puppy. Akitas are dominant dogs anyway so you will have your hands full training it later on, but your life will be easier if you choose a more placid Akita puppy from the off.
Observation is the key. Watch for the aggressive puppies. These will be dominating the pack, climbing over their siblings and will hold eye contact with you. These are some, but by no means all, signs 0of a dominant dog. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad dog, it just means it may require a firmer hand to train it.
Akita puppies are cute and cuddly but look ahead before making your choice. Remember in no time at all that cute cuddly puppy will turn into a very large dog that will require a lot of your time in training and looking after its general welfare.