Murphy the seal wrote:
People, stop being silly. Get a Siberian Husky.
Agreed, I have one and I lover her to death. One brown eye one blue eye. She’ll be 4 this October.
She doesn’t bark much at all, she kind of talks (sort of a “woo woo woo” thing she does when she’s happy or upset).
She’s not aggressive but freaking loves to play and chase and run, damn that dog can run. And believe it or not she loves to swim too, always in the water just paddling around for no other reason than to be out there paddling. It’s hilarious… When it’s time to chill out she’s all about it, just hanging on the back porch or in the yard with me when I BBQ or whatever. But when it’s time to play she’s 100% fun, Huskies know how to have a good time for sure. Ok, enough about her, I could go on for days about my pride and joy…
As far as Elkhounds go, I’ve been around a couple and they are fantastic animals as well, but they are plenty vocal and have a protective streak towards things they deem theirs. Otherwise they are pretty cool.
Now, as for Akitas, I think they look awesome. I’ve always admired their musculature, posture, range in colors, as well as their coats. However, aesthetics is where my admiration begins and ends. They are aggressive and very protective. They make a good guard dog sure, but in order to get one your family unit should already be intact, meaning that you should already have all the kids that you plan on having as well as friends and family who come over to the house.
As a puppy an Akita will be more apt to approve and accept guests, neighbors, children, and the like than an adult. Some friends of mine had one, a female, who wouldn’t allow friends of the children into the house. They are that protective. It’s not their fault, it’s just what they were bread to do… It’s so vital to pick a breed that matches who you are, your lifestyle, your family, and the specific needs that you want a dog to fulfill.
Lets see some photos!!!