16 Responses to Akita Shepherd

  1. Brandon says:

    Completely opposite description to my Shepkita

  2. Clinton Broomfield says:

    I’d just like to point out that the photo of the German Shepherd Akita you have is my family’s dog. Feel free to use it! It just made my day to see Abby on the front page of Google

    Cheers! Clint.

  3. Shannon says:

    What is mixture of Shepherd to Akita mix are you referring to here 50:50?

    • admin says:

      Hi Shannon,
      The first generation, 50% Akita Inu and 50% German Shepherd mix is an F1 Akita Shepherd. The breeding of two Akita Shepherds also produces a 50:50 cross, but the animal is an F2 Akita Shepherd or second filial generation of Akita Shepherd. An F2 Shepkita bred to another F2 Shepkita produces an F3 Shepkita. F3 and subsequent generations of crosses are known as “multigenerational” crosses.

      • Shannon says:

        Interesting, I have a pure bred white shepherd of good lines. But, he is a throwback to earlier version of breed. Big square head, very square back and strong prey drive. I was thinking of Japanese Akita cross as it likely produce a powerful hunting and working dog.

  4. brianna says:

    why do shepkitas love water so much mine is 12 weeks old and she tries to lay in her water bowl when she takes a nap she always puts her front paws in the water. her ears wont even point up should i take her to the vet to get her checked out.

    • admin says:

      Being descendant of Akita and German Shepherd, the Shepkita usually inherits its parents’ working and guarding abilities. Since most Akitas enjoy swimming, it is likely that your pup instinctively loves water.

  5. Sam says:

    I am having a very hard time potty training my 8 week old Shepkita.
    we feed him twice a day morning and around 8PM.
    We Take him out to potty 20 minutes after he eats and drinks, then an hour. Take him out as soon as he wakes up, but he still poops and potties in the house.
    He is very smart and I feel he is doing it to be spiteful …

    • admin says:

      For an 8-week-old Shepkita, it’s too early to expect him to go out potty on his own. Your pup will inevitably have accidents but you will have to try and prevent him from having accidents. You can be successful in your efforts if you follow some simple tips, including:
      • Designate a spot as his “potty spot” and take him here.
      • Reinforce him for “going” outside to poop. A belly scratch or food treats are memorable for most pups.
      • Watch him closely. When he feels an urge, he will let you know by squatting, sniffing, circling, scratching, and whining.
      • When you aren’t close to him, confine your pet to a crate. Dogs usually do not mess up the place where they sleep.

    • Karen says:

      The general rule to to give them the opportunity to do their business a hour for each month of age. So for a dog two months old, one gives them the opportunity to do their business outside every two hours. I doubt that 20 minutes or even one hour is long enough for the food to pass through his digestive system or liquid to be absorbed into the blood stream, filtered by the kidneys, and be ready to pass out of the bladder. I would allow more time between dinner and bedtime – maybe at least four hours – taking him outside and giving him the opportunity to do his business every two hours. When he does his business outside, I would say in a high, happy tone, Good business one!” or “Good business two!” as appropriate. That way he’ll learn the meaning of each and later when you take him out and say, “Do business one (or two)” he will do what it if he has to. If he accidentally goes inside, I would wipe it up or collect it up and put it outside, letting him see you do it and saying in a cheerful, matter-of-fact speaking voice, “Business goes outside.” Dogs are very smart and will learn anything one is capable of teaching them.

  6. raff says:

    hello some advice please i have a shepkita and she is one years old got her from a family with a male she is great with me and my son but very nervous of other people which is not in its self a bad thing my problem is she is very nervous and wont go out for a walk a few yards and she becomes petrified and wants to go back home she hates cars and just dont know if it a time thing and don’t know how to help her i live very close to a large lee valley park and can walk for miles but to get her there and back is a problem wont get in car without a lot of stress so i’m only walking her short times if at all so not to stress her out can anyone offer any advice please she is a lovely dog and want her to live a nice life and not scared all the time

    • Akita 4444443 says:

      Hello my Best advice is for you to stop visualizing how the walk and the fear ov cars is going to happen ,dogs pick up on this things , before walking your dog .find a way to drain some ov the energy with some kind ov physical activity ,then relax ur self calm go with a positive idea about going for a walk keep a straight up posture and ur head high , and really believe in your self ,and ur dog will eventually wil follow ,just stick at it ,and try not to get stressted and it will work.

  7. Trisha says:

    I strongly disagree with Shepkita’s not being good with children. I had gotten my shepkita when i was 7 years old, it past away when i turned 21 years old. I had small neices and nephew’s that where ages 9months to 5 years old that would either live with us or visit every day at the time my shepkita was 1 to 2 years old. They climbed on our shepkita, pulled his tail, grabbed and tugged his ears, tugged at his fur coat and there was nothing a child could do to that dog that would make him anything less then gentle and caring. In fact he acted like he was their Nanny or litter. Very protective ocer them and when he sensed the children where doing something that was not safe he would grab them by the back of the pants or diaper and pull them near him , closer to the house and big glass back door and would keep the children very close to him. The children would fall asleep on him as if he put them down for a nap and he would be loyal to stay by their side and comfort them until we went inside or they woke up. He did however show aggression to any adult (mostly males) that came close to the children or I that he was not familiar with and crossed territory and we had a couple times we had to go to court when a man would raise his voice or show anger around him towards us, which was good for my mother when a man tried to repo her car ( TRIED BUT DIDNT SUCCEED). My shepkita was a true shepkita and was the best dog any parent could ask for. We always said if anything ecer happened to us and the children were left alone with the dog we know for a fact they would probably be better off then with a babysitter and felt our family and children were 100% safe because of our shepkita. I am now 33 and have my own children and have never been able to find a breed that came close to being as good with children as the shepkita i grew up with.

    • admin says:

      Your dog, specifically, was probably well-trained and was good with the kids. However, what we mentioned here is about Shepkitas in general. Shepkitas are naturally not much comfortable with young children, however, if they are trained and brought up with kids from a very young age, they wouldn’t have that issue.

      • June says:

        I agree with Trisha I have a Shepkita and she will be 12 in January and she has always been good with my daughters and nieces and nephews they would sit on her lay on her and never did she ever show aggression and now that she is older and has arthritis in her back legs my 2 yr old grandson will lay on her as a pillow and she loves it she is constantly kissing him and has alway been good with kids in fact I have come across many owners of these dogs and aal state that they are great family dogs.

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