Hi Folks, just had a question. How well do your Akitas swim? My Akita boy Kuma, went in for a dip the other day.. (accidentally) and almost didnt make it out. He was doing ok, and then he went under ( twice) my friend (he was closer) jumped in and pulled him up and he made it out.I almost had a heart attack. He was doing ok in the water, and then when he was trying to turn around, he started to go under, then went totally under. He just started to sink, scared the crap outta me.I think his back end when parallel to his head and thats when the trouble started. Call me naive but honestly I thought all dogs know how to swim.I realise with the thick double coat it acts like a sponge but I never imagined he would just sink like that. I wonder if he would have been able to make it back up on his own. We werent waiting around to find out.God, it gave me a good scare, I dont think he realised the peril he was could have faced. I was looking into life preservers after that. silly I know but it was horrible.How do your dogs swim? Did you have to teach them??