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    I am interested to buy an akita pup and would be interested to hear the breed options and cost to purchase.
    i live in victoria south east
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    Try Victorian's own Akita club. They should have breeders list.
    Akita Inu Club of Victoria Inc

    I know that in uk they are on dangerous dogs list. Not in Australia though?
    Powerful dog, and like all powerful dogs, requires good training. Not a dog for a novice at all.
    Gorgeous dogs, i had a friend who raced his back in uk. Briliant fun! Perhaps not the go in sunny aus though lol

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    Hi 'andrewt' and to the forum !

    Some more links for you regarding an Akita pup ! Have a good look around these following links:

    Australian National Kennel Council

    About DOGS Victoria

    Breeder Directory

    The Akita is not - I believe - a type of pup for the first time pup owner – so please do your research and homework regarding this breed.

    Akita Breeders:

    Akita Breeders - Australia

    2 breeders in S A have pups at the moment:

    1. Dakeyne Kennels
    2. Shokuma Kennels


    Akita – Heath – I would be looking for breeders that health test and breed for temperament:

    Disorders by Breed - Akita - LIDA Dogs - Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney

    Good Luck and Happy Hunting !

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    Hi AndrewT

    Akitas are not the friendliest around other dogs, but if that doesn't matter to you then that's not a problem.

    I agree with the others, if you want the best Akita pup with the most care in breeding a happy healthy puppy that will be good with humans (at least), then you need to meet some breeders and their dogs, and then be patient. Because puppies are not usually available instantly. Unless a previous owner couldn't cope and returns their dog to their breeder. That would be another reason to research your breeder as much as possible (the best ones will take their dog back if you - for whatever reason - cannot keep it).

    A desexed vaccinated rescue dog is around the $500 mark (desexing and vax count for most of that), a common breed of dog from a registered ANKC breeder might be around $1500 to $2000. Rare breeds cost more - partly because some of the breeders are paying to import dogs or semen to encourage genetic diversity and that can cost $20,000 plus per dog.

    If you're charged $2500+ for a "blue staffy" - you are being ripped off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Try Victorian's own Akita club. They should have breeders list.
    Akita Inu Club of Victoria Inc

    I know that in uk they are on dangerous dogs list. Not in Australia though?
    Powerful dog, and like all powerful dogs, requires good training. Not a dog for a novice at all.
    Gorgeous dogs, i had a friend who raced his back in uk. Briliant fun! Perhaps not the go in sunny aus though lol
    In the UK the Japanese Akita Inu and Akita are separate breeds. And I don't think either are on a dangerous dogs list.

    UK info on Japanese Akita Inu: The Kennel Club

    And Akita: The Kennel Club

    The Akita is the breed you will usually find in Australia.

    Akitas are very loyal dogs. They are also powerful and can be independently minded, and sometimes a little dominant with other dogs. Generally not beginner type dogs, but genuinely very beautiful dogs and great family members.

    Perhaps the most famous Akita was Hachiko, who used to accompany hi owner to the train station each morning, and meet him again in the evening. When his owner passed away during work hours, Hachiko went to the train station every day for the next nine years - waiting for him to come home. There is a bronze statue of him at Shibuya Station. Hachikō - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Akita breeders in Australia can be found here: Akita Breeders, Australia

    I would guess that pups cost about $2000, but you would be best to contact breeders and find out full details. They can appear in a long coat variety as well, which is not able to be shown, but makes a spectacular pet.

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