Below is a series of articles from Sherry Wallis that contain valuable information regarding Akitas and their temperament, characteristics and attributes. Please read the following articles before deciding if the Akita is the right breed for you and your family. Even if you already have an Akita, there may still be a small gem of information you might find helpful.
Acceptance of Authority
Tolerant of Strangers
Please visit Sherry Wallis' website for her complete recipe for good Akita Temperament at: www.sherob.com/info/aktemp/aktemp.html