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Kaios

American Akita

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

4/5

Family oriented

3/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

A great gift

By

United States

Posted June 8, 2015

Kaios (pronounced like chaos) was a birthday gift from a friend. The friend could no longer keep the dog as he was headed off to college, so Kaios became a part of our family. This was an amazing experience with the Akita breed, and I would definitely have another if the opportunity presented itself. Akita's are large dogs, and Kaios was at the bigger end of the spectrum. At his prime, he weighed 130 pounds; he was a strong and sturdy dog. With his very protective nature and house-rumbling bark, it was easy to see how some found him intimidating, but he was actually a very gentle and well-behaved dog. His training and temperament made him safe and obedient. He was easy to walk and cuddle, although playing in the backyard did leave large divots. The only drawback to Kaios was his very thick coat that did require regular brushing to keep under control, otherwise, he was the perfect family pet.

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