Akita Inu Q&A
my family is 3 children (9 13 and 18) and mother and father. we have an appartment with a balcony and a big parc at the end of our street. we think about taking a akita but we aren't sure. is this enviornment ok for Akitas?
No the apartment will not be large enough. The dog needs alot of space due to their large space. In addition they shed for almost a month excessively.
I have an akita, hes 8 months old. As well as i live in a one bedroom apartment. My little man is very happy and well behaved in the house. We do take him on dialy walks and to the dog park on a regular basis. Im sure if you walk him several times a day you'd have no problem.
An Akita will adjust well to just about any housing situation as long as it is with his/her family. Take precautions to close in the balcony so the puppy will not go through bars or over them - walk him daily for potty breaks and brush regularly and you will not have many problems.
Just for any people still curious about this breed I thought I'd just inform about mine. My male Akita is 10 months old now....he weighs about 86 lbs. I DO live in an apartment with him which i nearly reccomend if there are lots of dogs around. I would say socializing him has been wonderful for the breed, he is extremely friendly and playful with everyone....but is alert as a guard dog. He does not need more than a daily walk and has been free roaming my house since 5 months old, and has been very obedient. He blew his coat first time though, its been about 4 weeks of it now and its intense....I take him to groomers as well as use a Furminator.
My akita is big, 28 inches and 120 lbs, but I find that he can fit himself into any space he needs to. I take him all over the place with me and am amazed about how well he stays out from under foot. He needs at least one good walk a day, but would be totally fine in an apartment.
Please note that Akitas have tons of fur that sheds everywhere. I actually had to take a hand vacuum to her daily, because there were furballs rolling around my house like tumbleweeds!