It doesn't sound provoked and usually a dog that attacks bacause it has been provoked does nothing to this extent. Biting the ancle and draging is a sure sign of wild animal behavior, this dogs should not have. Yes they are animals, not wild thoe. I would probably say that the dog is not well. mentaly.. Inbreeding and unintellegant breeding is what probably caused this. If you understand my piont.. Not the dogs fault but it should be put down.
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i would like to know why this dog was at the show, it states that the dog was not entered in the show, so why was it there? Dog shows are closed to dogs not entered for many reasons, this being one, diseases are another. I wonder who claimed that Akitas are not knowen to bite, they are, expecially the american akita.
How very sad for everyone. Our neighbors had two Akita's both gorgeous and both very friendly. The little ones used to "ride" them. I feel sorry for the poor woman, but am with the rest of you, what the heck was that dog doing there??
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I've never heard of anything like that happening before. The only reasons I can think of why the dog was there and not entered, is that there was a conflict, and perhaps it was going to be entered and then they could not, or possibly that the breeder was trying to sell it and was showing it to potential buyers. That still doesn't answer why it was not being handled properly, though.
I thought that dogs were allowed in the audience as long as they were AKC registered.
Maybe I'm wrong but my impression was that Akitas (like most of the Chinese/Japanes/Korean breeds) were dominant personalities and prone to aggression and unpredictable behavior. In the many years of working at a vet/kennel, I never met an even-tempered Akita, and the only person I knew that owned one as a pet ended up euthanizing it when it attacked someone.
anyone wanting to take their dog to a show,( a non entered dog) should check the rules of that show beforehand. most of them state that only dogs entered in shows and registered service dogs are allowed on show grounds.
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I own two Akitas and they have an even tempered personality if they didnt I would have because of my two year son. He climbs on them rides them and even plays tug-o-war with them. I think like every breed you have occurences where it isnt a shinning moment. They do have a very "to their self" personality to where I wouldnt recommend them to be put with other people unless raised that way. I know with mine the havent shown signs of aggression but when stangers come around they sit by my son and watch very closely.
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Akitas are beautiful dogs but they can be very aggressive. My husband and his ex wife used to own one. It attacked their three year old nephew and he had to have several surgeries to correct the damage done to his face. Needless to say the dog was put down.
As fate would have it, I actually know the person who bred this dog and she is as exemplary an akita breeder as you will ever encounter. Her name would be the first among a very short list of breeders I recommend. His name is Eli, and the media (unsurprisingly) has blown the whole thing out of proportion.
The dog was in fact entered in the Rally obedience part of the show (but not the conformation show), and had just gotten a score of 90. He was on a leash held by the obedience instructor in a sit/stay. The woman bitten moved between the owner and the obedience trainer who had his leash, bumped into her, tripped and kicked the dog in the face, at which time he reacted by grabbing her ankle. He didn't maul her, and her ankle was not 'almost chewed off'.
The dog had in fact been re-seized and re-homed by the breeder after she found out he was in an abusive home situation. The new owner has been working on getting him his obedience/rally titles and he already has his CGC.
Apparently the media has gone crazy with this, because eyewitness accounts go nothing like what the media story is like.
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minniyar~ That is sad how the media makes things so much worse than it is. It's hard to realize if they are exaggerating things or not anymore and something like that could possibly ruin a breeders reputation, couldn't it?
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My first question would have been, how did the dog drag someone 25 feet when we all know well and good all dogs are leashed. Again it is the media blowing stuff out of the water for a good story. Yes, I feel for the woman who was bitten. Everyone needs to get all the facts before they freak out.
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Thanks Minn for the story behind the story. I get so sick and tired of the "media" and their lack of investigating and putting out the whole story. When I first saw this thread I scoffed at it and knew there was more to it then just a dog gone bad. Thanks again.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
Here is what Eli's breeder posted on the Akita forum I'm a member of.
"The dog is Eli,that I've posted about doing so well in rally and obedience.He was in fact,ENTERED in the match and had just run the rally with a score of 90.He was in a sit stay,being held on a leash,by his obedience instructor,when the elderly lady,who is a friend of Sally's,tried to quickly move between Sally and the trainer.She bumped into SAlly,lost her balance and tripped over the dog and kicked him in the face,who then grabbed her ankle.It was NOT chewed off and he DID NOT maul her.The lady kept repeating "I'm so sorry,it was an accident".The media has turned this into a complete nightmare.Even eye witnesses tell a completely different account of the events.It's like everyone needs their 5 minutes of fame.It's so tragic that a dog who had to overcome an abusive home and learn to trust had this happen to him now.It is in the animal control report that Eli was quietly muzzled and put in their truck without a problem and the staff at the pound told me they have seen no issues in him since he was brought in.Sally visited him this morning and was told the same thing by staff.I am his breeder and will stand behind him and Sally 100%.Viscious dogs don't get CGCs and do as well as he's done.If I felt he had temperment issues,.I would have put him down and not rehomed him.My dog's temperments stand on their own.I wish people would not listen to garbage and repeat it without getting ALL the facts first!!!!!There will be several people attending the hearing on Eli's behalf."
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