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Are German Shepherd and Akitas a good mix of dogs?
read all of it!!!!!!! The Akita easily They are heavier and stronger with larger heads and jaws. A larger head = more biting power. The German Shepherd is a fantastic… dog, but the Akita goes far beyond a German shepherd and for a companion and guard dog I would have to go with the Akita, it is capable of killing to protect its owner & family dependent of situation. They're highly intelligent and make the best protector for a family. Before world war 2 in japan when bear hunting was legal they used to hunt bears and most of the time kill the bears if you don't believe me listen to this quote Michio Ebisu says "I was walking in the forest and my Akita was with me when suddenly I was attacked by a bear my Akita jumped at the bear and used all it's weight to tackle the bear to the ground it then it bit the bears neck holding it in a lock and the bear was dead in no time." lets see a German shepherd do that
Germen Shepards are good dogs if you train them properly. GermanShepherds are one of the best family/guard dogs around. They areexceedingly intelligent and brave and really se…em to understand youand how you are feeling. The only downside to them, and every Shepherd owner will tell you this, is when you loseone to death it is like losing a piece of your heart. You willnever get over it.
No, the German Shepherd is classes as a working/herding dog. But they can be used as sporting dogs. They often are usedas guard dogs too. A dog that could be common in spor…ting such as dog races would be aPharaoh Hound or a Greyhound . Maybe a Great Dane.
We live with an Akita/Shepherd " Hybrid ". I have researched the " mix " extensively.. Opinions vary greatly. One hardcore dog fanatic likened breeders who intentionally m…ix the two breeds, as irresponsible, saying that there were enough unwanted " mutts " in the world. I happen to love mutts and believe, that mixes are usually healthier animals, less subject to inbred predispositions to health problems. I have also read that some people refer to the Akita/Shepherd mix as a highly desirable " Designer Breed ", and considered them to be a status symbol. I lean towards this opinion. Bare in mind that we LOVE this animal, as do just about everyone who meets him. Historically, the original Akitas were mixed with other breeds to begin with. Great Danes were one of the breeds that the Japanese mixed them with. I noticed Dane traits before I was privy to that info. In summary, call Akita/Shepherd a mix, a mutt, a hybrid, or a designer breed. Or you could call it what my Vet called him.....A GREAT DOG. I am sorry if you were looking for an AKC definition.
German shepherds are good guide dogs for a number of reasons: they are large enough and sturdy enough to be able to walk long distances with a partner; they tend to have a mod…erate to high pack drive, so they enjoy working for people; they are highly intelligent; and they naturally rely more on vision than on scent. Although German shepherds are the breed most people associate with dog guides, many other breeds do this work. Labrador retrievers and Golden retrievers, which share many of the same desirable characteristics as German shepherds, are also commonly used as guide dogs
American Akita's are a bit taller and generally heavier than GSD's. Japanese Akita's are smaller. According to breed standards Akita's of either gender can hit 100lbs, whereas… GSD's are in the 90's.
Shepards are strong, brave and intelligent; labs are loyal, energetic and easily trainable. Could be a really good mix....
No dog hates another dog. If they are both socialized and good with other dogs there is no problem. Akita's however, have been known to live in harmony for years with another… dog and then suddenly kill it for no reason so be careful.
I don't think so they are to big to keep in an apartment. No, I do not agree. Size has nothing to do with it, but breed. I wouldn't necessarily say a GS is the perfect… dog for an apartment but it is doable IF you commit around 12 years to the dog of daily work and exercise, not to mention play time, love etc etc. GSs need lots of exercise and something to do. Otherwise you will be frustrated with the dog and the dog will suffer. You do not want to find out what a bored GS can do and will do .. or if neglected .... GS need to be with their human and wants to please its human. It's the mankind not the dogs that start the bad things.
no you cannot if you want it to be pure bred
Dogs that are mixed may occasionally have instincts that contradict each other, which can create a very confused dog. However, if the owner is responsible and is able to co…ntrol his dog, then the Akita/German Shepherd mix should not have a bigger tendency towards aggression than any other dog. When seeing an Akita/German Shepherd doesn't wonder about whether the dog is aggressive but whether if the owner is responsible.
they have a good sense of smell and can build a strong relationship with their owner so they will listen well German Shepherds have great instincts. They will sit on yourprope…rty and will not attack people, kids, or even other dogswalking by. They will bark at anyone and anything that attempts toenter your property. They will give their life for yours in anytype of situation. They are super smart as well. They also lookscary, which should keep people away.
generally no!! the mix breed with G shep often look beautiful but sometimes are of uncertain temper. also being larger dogs can be difficult to control if the behaviour starts… to go wrong. do not go for this mix. Yes I know lots of people will reply that their dog is a mix and is pure sweetness and light, but in my 'expert 'experience there are too many problems with G Shep cross bred dogs.
Other than both being used for guarding or home protection, not much. They do both have a tendency to be vilified as vicious or overly aggressive. This is of course completely… subjective, as any dog not raised right can be vicious or aggressive. Akita's are generally not recommended for first time dog owners, or those that do not have the time and resources to devote to properly socializing and training such a big, strong animal. Akita's, like all other Japanese "Inu" dogs, are notorious for their stubbornness and independent streak. They can also be much less tolerant of other dogs, especially of the same gender. GSD's also need a healthy amount of training and socialization, but are generally considered a bit easier because of their desire to please their owners. Akita's started out as hunting dogs, and some still retain a strong prey drive, GSD's are herding dogs, although some of them have a prey drive as well. Hope this helps.
No, I suggest a retriever, cocker spaniel, or an english settler.
They are very talented swimmers and if they could be they could be a professional dog swimmers!!