|Barked: Sun Jan 13, '13 10:08pm PST |
|While I think you have good intentions..
I think you should let him know.
What if he happens to go out and surprise you guys with a puppy, after you've put a deposit down on his ? What if financial situations change?
While his favorite dog was an Akita-- each dog is different. My dad has two Akitas, who are polar opposites. One is a grump and is slow, doesn't play, is stubborn. The other is bossy, gets into everything and is somewhat biddable but acts before he thinks.
His two are about 9 years old, and while he loves dogs, he won't be getting another when they have passed. Why ? He has other plans. He wants to retire and go backpacking and traveling for a few years.. Then maybe he'll get another. Point is, a dog is a big responsibility and can limit certain activities. For example, I would never board Nare so I could go to Hawaii for a week. Some people might do it, but I wouldn't. I don't get home from school/work and get to hang out, I have to walk them, brush them, feed them, etc. I feel guilty when they can't go places, so I usually only go to stores they're allowed in or where theres a park nearby so I can get them out.
You must also know if you want an American Akita or Japanese Akita.
Try heading over to http://www.nihonken.org/forum/
Theres some breeders that frequent that forum that might be able to help point you in the right direction.
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