Hello to all... I live in South Florida, broward county and me and my family are looking for an akita to bring in. I excercise daily and have someone at home all the time to make sure the dog would be happy, Im just not finding any local breeders. I would also drive a state or two to pick up a dog for the right type. If anyone has any links or known breeders, it would be great help, looking for an akita pup 8 weeks or so!
I lived in South Florida (davie) for many years and happened to find a local family that had a male and female champion akitas that they bred and sold the puppies...I bought one and had him for more than 13 years before he died. There are no akita breeders in florida because it is a warmer climate - if you go onto "puppyfind.com" and type in akita, it will bring up all akita pups for sale.
I searched on there for more than a year until I finally found the one I was looking for and bought him in Feb...he is a dream....
You can check the AKC for breeders, but might I suggest Akita rescue groups? Our first came from a breeder, we rescued another in her memory. Both purebred, both the best dogs ever. A lot of benefits to Akita rescue, the dogs are temperament test, spayed/neutered, up on shots, housebroken, etc., etc. A lot of ppeople get Akita pups and dont know how to handle such independent thinkers. (Our first Akita would pull and unwrap a stick of gum, chew it, and spit it out. Didn't matter where we put the gum). Our second has her own hijinks. You can geta really terrific purebred dog from breed specific rescues. There are both breeders and akita rescues in fl.