How to choose a puppy and where to buy?
The first and one of the most important rules regarding the acquisition of karapuza-Akita – in any case, do not buy a puppy on the market or from an untested vendor who will offer you a dog on the street or in the subway. Akita is a purebred dog, and even if the puppy is offered to you by a Japanese, who claims that he is “the same dog as from the Hachiko film,” it’s not worth the risk. The most trusted and reliable place to select and purchase a purebred dog is the Akita Inu club. Even better, this club has been recognized worldwide.
Here, finally, you got to puppies. Choose a litter with a small number of babies. Focus on average parameters. Before you go shopping, decide on the purpose for which you want to buy a pet. Should he become a champion and a producer in the future or a loyal and devoted friend for you and your family. If the first option, then the club should go with a dog handler or an expert of this breed. And if you are looking for a friend for the soul, then focus on several of the following tips that will help you make your own choice:
The first thing you need to ask the seller is the pedigree of the dog, as well as letters or prizes from her parents. All information about health, possible genetic diseases or the presence of an allergic reaction.
It is not necessary to acquire a puppy, whose parents were in close relationship. This may adversely affect his health and development.
It is advisable to look at the parents, chat with them. Check how well they go on contact, what is their character, will be able to notice any features of the psyche. Having studied all this, you can “create” the future character of a small pet and understand what you can expect from it.
Appearance, condition and behavior will help determine the choice of a healthy puppy. Observe how a small Akita eats, plays, communicates with fellows. It is also necessary to check whether the dog has ticks, fleas, worms and other parasites. The eyes should shine, the ears are clean with no discharge. From the puppy should not come unpleasant smell or the smell of dog. The “coat” of a healthy baby is clean, shiny, without mats. The teeth are even, without damage, the claws are whole. A small Akita is allowed to be slightly plump. But he must be active, playful, with no obvious signs of aggression and cowardice.
The most important thing is the reaction of the new pet to its potential owner. In his eyes should be read unlimited curiosity and desire to contact. His interest should gradually develop into a tireless desire to play. Only then can we confidently say that this baby is ready for a new adventure with a new owner.
Health and possible problems
Akita Inu In general, the Akita Inu is a fairly healthy dog. But there are propensities for some diseases that are extremely rare:
Joint dysplasia – in such cases, the dog may simply be immobilized. At the same time she experiences severe pain. The disease is genetic, is inherited, therefore, such dogs are excluded from breeding.
Inversion of the century – this defect is also inherited. The edge of the century is turned inside or out. Fix only operable.
Inversion of the stomach is not a hereditary disease. Occurs as a result of overeating and lack of movement. The greater the weight of the Akita, the greater the likelihood of turning. To prevent this pathology, it is necessary to carefully select the diet for the dog and monitor the amount of food eaten (2-3 times a day, in small portions).
Breeding and price
Since the Akita Inu belongs to the breeds of late development, and maturity occurs only by 2 years, mating should begin no earlier than the 3rd estrus of the bitch. If the dog is healthy and does not have significant changes in standards after breeding, then pregnancy and childbirth should go well. On average, adult bitch litter consists of 4-6 puppies. Although this breed is characterized by a multiple pregnancy with 8-14 puppies in the litter. Pregnancy in Akita lasts from 57 to 62 days.
Breed price, cost, rubles. A professional and an expert, or a competent newcomer, should help to breed an Akita Inu, but with the help of a professional and experienced breeder. If an illiterate amateur decided to enrich himself by breeding Akita, then one should know that this is almost hopeless and threatens to fail. After all, the price for a healthy purebred puppy is quite high – from 70 thousand rubles and above. Potential buyers are frightened by the mere numbers. In addition, many people are confused by the difficulties with education and training, and the “unremarkable” appearance of the dog is not at all happy.