well, my family has owned akitas for 35 years. showed, bred, etc. my aunts first two champions are in the foundation books for the akitas here in the states. BSL affects akitas too, and when i found out people thought the dogs that raised me were vicious i was appalled. i had always liked pit bulls (well, amstaffs, bull terriers, etc) growing up in a show oriented home. i also then became into BSL, etc. I worked at a kennel where pits were trained and boarded for a year or two. we finally adopted Dinah.
...owning a pit bull is a true walk in the park as opposed to an opposing, stubborn, pig-headed akita. I know pit bulls can be like that, but theyre so eager to work and please all the time. my akita has his own way of doing things...definitely.
Both breeds are typically dog and same sex aggressive. But, none of our dogs have those tendencies. we're lucky. but im very capable of managing it should it arrise. (our last two akitas had to be seperated, im used to a divided house) they're much more active than akitas though, which i also like.
gives me something to do to burn off some extra calories.
I know i'll always have one of each breed around, and now after adopting our boxer/CC mix probably one of them too. (either breed) i'm very interested in possible getting them into weight-pull and the boxer into agility also.
I'd love to get all four CGC, TT, and perhaps TDI tested. but the one training facility we went to doesnt test/train pits apparently. i noticed a few people from my area/nearby so i wanted to know if they had any recommendations in that area maybe for me.
Thanks! (sorry for the ramble there)