Jasper is a 9 month old male Akita. Jasper is quite typical of his breed. He is a large woolly Male with a great coat needing grooming every other day. Jasper is a loyal guardian of his territory, so he barks at strangers for the first minute or so. Outdoors Jasper is accepting of people and dogs. He enjoys a chase and a play. He loves his cuddles back home and is a very family oriented fellow. A good game of footie and tennis ball thrown will entertain all the family. He is accustomed to children in their teens and has had a great responsive relationship with them. He has not had intimate dealings with younger family members but is accustomed to seeing and hearing them in the park, on bikes and scooters etc. He will need a good exercise regime to include off leash, he has great recall. He loves the outdoors and spends time in the garden but sleeps in at night.
We think Jasper after the initial reserved Akita response to strangers will easily bond into a dog friendly and experienced Home. He is neutered and up to date etc. His breed needs a consistent and confident owner that gains their respect. All members of the family should take some part in his upbringing and training. He is very responsive to training and would benefit from a class.
Just to add, when visiting it must be bourne in mind that he is already old enough to have the reserved Akita attitude to strangers and will therefore take his time and so we allow him all the time he needs until a game can be started and warm up obtained!!