Yoshi, Dog, Akita (long coat)

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Akita (long coat)
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Home with kids: 
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Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Black with White
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Please contact Angela (fosterdog@bellsouth.net) for more information about this pet. Yoshi- and his (litter mates, Suki, Keiko & Toshi) Were abandoned at a local shelter. They are now in a loving foster home where they have been given the care, love and attention they deserve. They are settling in to foster life and learning that people really are their friends. We will update this site as more information becomes available. They will available for adoption on December 19th. You can request an application by emailing fosterdog@bellsouth.net . You must submit an application and get pre approved before you can adopt from us. To adopt Yoshi or one of his litter mates the following requirements must be met: ***NO First time large breed dog owners, previous Akita experience preferred. ****You must have a fenced yard, at least a 6 foot fence preferred. ***NO Small children. Over age 10 preferred. ****Obedience classes will be mandatory in completing the adoption for these puppies. More about the Akita Inu: The Akita is docile, intelligent, courageous and fearless. Careful and very affectionate with its family. Sometimes spontaneous, it needs a firm, confident, consistent pack leader. Without it the dog will be very willful and may become very aggressive to other dogs and animals. It needs firm training as a puppy. The objective in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success. If the dog is allowed to believe he is the leader over the humans he may become very food-possessive as he tells the humans to wait their turn. He eats first. They are extremely loyal and thrive on firm leadership from their handlers. They should definitely be supervised with other household pets and children. Although the breed may tolerate and be good with children from his own family, if you do not teach this dog he is below all humans in the pack order he may not accept other children and if teased, Akita's may bite. Children must be taught to display leadership qualities and at the same time respecting the dog. With the right type of owner, the proper amount of daily mental and physical exercise and firm training, they can make a fine pet. Obedience training requires patience, as these dogs tend to get bored quickly. The Akita needs to be with its family. It vocalizes with many interesting sounds, but it is not an excessive barker. For more information visit: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/akita.htm Email fosterdog@bellsouth.net for an application. It's never too late to live happily ever after at Catbugs!