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New addition to the family 12 Apr 2012 23:14 #4691

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hi all.
been away for a few days thinking. And now We have a new family member, And WOW,,what a dog And male, Does get On with Rico as if they were best of friends for years. To say he had a bad start in life i think he picked Rico and me as well as we picked him.Name Bruno age 1 to 1:1/2 years old. Great temperament and learned very fast to heel, sit, and to give me & Rico a rest lol.
Took me in the region of 15 mins to get them introduced and get on really well. But they picked each other as well.
have a look here pics always updated or added..

s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk277/kenjin005/?start=0

Noticed he has no lead? 2 hours of getting him home, some may ask how, it's all down to training and respect, theirs and yours. Before you ask, yes he does return with one call you just have to know Akitas. they have a mind of there own as most here will know lol.
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Re: New addition to the family 13 Apr 2012 06:31 #4692

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To anyone else reading this thread, ARW and all other Akita Rescues do not condone off leading an Akita in public. ARW did NOT re home this dog to Kev. Off leading an Akita is irresponsible enough, but doing this two hours after having got it is pure stupidity. Kev is fully aware of the Trusts policy on this topic. This is regarded as highly irresponsible because:

1. Akitas are hunting dogs and their prey drive can suddenly get the better of them when you least expect it.
2. Even with an excellent recall, the 10% chance of it failing is not worth the risk. If it chases a fox or rabbit, it could go for miles.
3. If your dog is off lead and gets into a dog fight, the likelihood is that the Akita will do the most damage or could even kill a dog. If this were to happen even if your dog did not start it, you are held liable and your dog would be seized and it is highly likely that it would be destroyed.
3. They only way you can best protect your dog and the reputation of the breed is to keep it on a lead in public at all times.
4. Akitas are a controversial breed because some people who should not own them get them without understanding or respecting the traits of the breed and fail to protect the reputation of Akitas

This is not a debate, it is fact based on years of rescue experience with an outrageous amount of emails and letters to the Trust asking for advice when it has all gone horribly wrong. We prefer prevention rather than cure.

Whilst we failed Kevs application to adopt, we can not prevent him from believing that he is doing right by his Akita. One thing for sure, is that he may show pics of what he believes is success, but he won't be posting publicly when it all goes horribly wrong!

Bringing an adolescent male Akita into a home with another male dog, let alone an elderly male dog is very risky. ARW do not recommend having same sex dogs when adopting an akita. It can work but in the majority of cases it does not.
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Last Edit: 13 Apr 2012 11:22 by Stephanie.
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