They got a Husky/Akita. Now what?
July 16, 2012 8:15 AM Subscribe
Husky/Akita mix-breed. What are we in for?
posted by SoftSummerBreeze to Pets & Animals (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
On a whim my son and his wife got a puppy yesterday. I say "whim" because in 2 weeks she went from wanting to get a kitten (they have a 4 year old cat) to bringing home an 8 week old Husky/Akita mix puppy. To be more specific, 1/2 Akita & 1/4 Husky-1/4 Shepard mix puppy that they found on Craigslist. They have a 2 year old and the aforementioned cat.
They both work full-time, but my son does work from home, so hopefully that's a plus on some level. My friends are telling me that this breed is not a good fit with kids, much less the cat that already lives there.
Is there anyone out there with experience with an Akita MIX? Does it help that it's a puppy and hopefully they can train it to calm down some? What are they in for, and what can they expect? What's the absolute #1 they should instill in this dog to provide a harmonious existence for all involved?