Roy the Akita is 4 years old. Many moons ago Akita’s were used for guarding royalty in Japan and were seen as fearless dogs with a noble presence, lets just say that Roy is quite the opposite! His laid back and tender nature matches that of a gentle giant and makes him perfect for a family with children aged 10+.
When out and about, Roy walks very well on the lead and knows how to heel, sit, stay and come to you when you call him. He enjoys a good cuddle too and if he feels like it, he may just give you a little kiss to say thanks. One of the quirky things about Roy is his little beady eyes, they’re tiny and diamond shaped contrasting with his big fluffy bear like head and soft ears! When he’s being walked or even when his name is mentioned at our center, the first thing that’s usually said is: “Awwww Roy! He’s so lovely!” and we couldn’t think of a more picture-perfect way to describe him!
Roy mixes well with other dogs but would prefer not to live with cats. He’s fine around small animals provided they’re secure.