Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
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.