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    Question Akita Breeders???

    Hello Everyone,

    Im having trouble getting into contact with an akita breeder in australia, Can anyone refer me to a reliable breeder ?

    Thanks,

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    Most breeders do it as a hobby and as such they often work a part -time or full-time job as well to support themselves.
    Often you will have to leave a message or send them an email and possibly wait a while for a return call or email.
    It will also depend on what you are sending/saying to them.

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Hopefully my emails arent the cause of no replies, its usually just an enquiry about any available puppies or upcoming litters, also if they come vac, wormed, with papers etc. is there anything i should include/exclude in my enquiry ?

    Cheers

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    Most breeders are very passionate about their breeds. I would include reasons as to why you have decided on an Akita and give them a little bit of information about yourself and your experience with dogs and this particular breed. It is possible if they are not sensing a real love for the breed from you through your emails they may not reply.

    The other option you have is to try and go to some Shows and meet breeders.

    I just noticed your location, I am not sure that where you live will be an appropriate environment for an Akita and if you have mentioned your location it may be a deciding factor. They are a Spitz breed and although their coats do provide insulation it is only to a certain degree and is made more for extreme cold, in extreme heat they would really suffer.

    If you don't mind, what are your reasons for deciding on an Akita?

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    I thought about giving details on who i am etc, but didnt want to give to much info without making first contact

    My brother owned an akita up here a few years ago when i was younger and she seemed to do fine in the heat, it gets no hotter up here then it does in perth. i absolutely fell in love with the Akita's when he got her i knew since then i wanted an akita when i was old enough to get one and had my own place, unfortunatly she died of an enlarged heart, i still have the pics from when she was a puppy. Now my dog (golden retriever X) has passed at 21 years, and im looking to fill the massive gap she left and i thought an akita would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    I just noticed your location, I am not sure that where you live will be an appropriate environment for an Akita and if you have mentioned your location it may be a deciding factor. They are a Spitz breed and although their coats do provide insulation it is only to a certain degree and is made more for extreme cold, in extreme heat they would really suffer.

    If you don't mind, what are your reasons for deciding on an Akita?
    Keira, I have often wondered what breeders of Akita's, huskies etc feel about these breeds living in areas of long and often excessive periods of heat.

    A friend of mine many years ago ans since passed on, owned 2 akitas in Queensland, where we have very hot humid weather 9 months of the year.

    The dogs mostly lived inside during summer with air conditioning, while they were well cared for, I wondered about quality of life?

    Good luck with your search schmonyon..
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    Sometimes it helps to include how you found out about the breeder, why you like the breed or why you want one and what you plan to do by way of looking after it (show you know what they need), but often it's best to try the phone - after work time. Some breeders are not very up on techy things like email.

    Keep your first contact fairly brief and try to find out how you might follow up - eg like going to a show at the next available opportunity. Or find out if there is an Akita club in WA and meet the members at a social event.

    Dogs West - Best of Friends

    lists two akita breeders. There may be more.

    It can take up to 12 months or more for a puppy to happen depending on how much breeding they're doing. That includes how long it may take for a bitch to come in season, get pregnant, be pregnant, have puppies and raise them... So it's good to express patience, not "do you have a puppy available now" because if they're doing the right thing by their breed - this may be unlikely.

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    cavalierqld - i have lived in the goldfields for the past 22 years and i can assure you its not as hot as what you would think, its been more cold down here than hot in my opinion, as i said before theres far hotter places in australia where akita's are being kept. But thanks for the good luck.

    Hyacinth - Thanks for the pointers, i have made sure that i have let the Breeders know that im open to answering any questions they may have. I have thought about going to a show, but im unsure when they are, can you link me to a website that lists the shows for WA ?

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    Hi Schmonyon

    I agree it gets bloody cold around inland Australia in Winter...

    But Summer - I won't go there in summer. Not that Adelaide is much better. But at least we have the beach. Except all that water means warmer night time temps.

    So shows... would be listed on the dogswest website. And you might find some in SA as well. It may still be worth phoning the breeders or Dogs West to find out when the Akitas are entered - since they only had two breeders listed.

    This is a Vic club - I don't think there are any in WA, but the people in the Vic club might have some pointers for you. You could also get your dog from Victoria but if you decide to do this, I recommend making a couple of trips over to meet the breeders and dogs first. Don't just mail order a dog and hope it will be ok. Sometimes this works but usually when the breeder is chosen by word of mouth from others who have successfully done so and may have already met the breeder and their dogs at shows.
    Akita Inu Club of Victoria Inc

    Australian National Kennel Council
    ANKC lists Akitas under "Utility" dog type eg not a terrier, not a working dog, not a gun dog but a "Utility Dog" - so shows and stuff may be grouped this way so it helps to know.

    The most likely shows to have these dogs - ie if they do no other shows - would be the Royal Shows in each state. But it pays to check what day the Akitas will be on. The next Royal Show would be Sydney at Easter - I think.

    But phone up the guys listed on Dogs West and have a quick chat. It will be the most reliable way to find out what's going on.

    Also if you must email, avoid subjects like "puppies please" and put something more enticing like "would like to meet some akita inu with a view to owning - please help". These guys get scammed and spammed a fair bit too.
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    Thanks Hyacinth, we have fresh water dams over here that i used to take my last dog before she got a bit to old.

    The problem with living in WA is that i cant just up and go to SA or VIC, i realise that meeting the puppies is an important part of choosing a new puppy which is why im hoping to find a breeder in WA, although if i forced to i will travel out of state if i have to,

    I clicked on the Dogs west link after posting not realising it would have show information on there, i will be sure to enquire about any upcoming shows involving Akita's

    thanks for your help, i will be sure to do everything you have suggested.

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