Should i get a Japanese-American Akita cross? Questions

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  1. Denzel

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    Should i get a Japanese-American Akita cross?

    Hey everyone my wife and i have a chance to get an American-Japanese cross puppy..the puppies haven’t been born yet..dad is Japanese and mom is American. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they know about crossing the two! I prefer the American Akita look. Anyone know how these crosses look? Here is a pic of the puppies mom and dad

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  3. My bear Yoji

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    What exciting times for you
    We have a full Japanese, pure white
    Although I could talk all day about him to anyone who will listen I can’t offer any advice on your dilemma
    Let us know your decision and photos of the pup will be gratefully received when it decides to make an appearance
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    Thank you for that. So you have never even seen a mix of the two?
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    Just out of curiosity, as I do not know anything about the breed, what would be the reason someone would want to cross American and Japanese Akitas? Are there any benefits to such a cross?
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    I’m not sure why they would either, both are beautiful
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    I agree with you there, but I just wondered. I have a cross but between two totally different breeds and it was an accidental mating, and I have ended up with a total nutcase! :044:
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    Way before the breed was split into two separate breeds one of my boys was American/Japanese cross

    Here is a couple pics of him. Scott 2.PNG
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    Wow he really favors the American look..that’s what I’m hoping for
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    Stunning boy, Vee.
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    Wow what fantastic photos, thank you for sharing
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    Some of the litter looked more like the Japanese type, some in-between, so I guess it’s not guaranteed they will take after the American type.

    More important has both sire /dam had the relevant health tests.
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    What a lovely boy, Vee. I like that look, it seems to give a more elegant neck/shoulder. He looks all dog, great presence.
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    Yes he wasn’t as heavy as the Am Akita back then but I don’t think he would do so well in the ring nowadays as they seem to have got bigger and heavier.

    Here is a pic of my other boy (Am Type) you can easily see the difference.
    Kaz 1.jpg Kaz 3.jpg
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    Nothing wrong with his front assembly!
    Is that you doing the stack?
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    He was a smashing compact dog and a great mover, but was just that bit to small so I stopped showing him after 12 mths.

    Yes that’s me handling in both pics ( Many Moons Ago :lol:
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    Gloriously stunning dog Vee, but if he was too small how big should an American Akita be in comparison? It is far different to just knowing weight and size to actually seeing one, like yours, with a a person. You, in this case.

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